There’s a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky. It grows in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps. It grows up out of cellar gratings. It is the only tree that grows out of cement. It grows lushly . . . survives without sun, water, and seemingly without the earth. It would be considered beautiful except that there are too many of it.  – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Life is busy with the quick coming of summer. I'm still finishing up a few subjects in school, but I'm almost done! I’ve been neglecting my blog a lot lately, and I'm sorry. I keep telling myself that I’m going to post more than once a week, but so far, I haven’t in a long time. I guess I just haven’t been in the mood to blog recently.

My summer reading list is coming along pretty well (read about my reading list here). I started The Grapes of Wrath at the end of last month, but I got bored and I started reading Little Women instead. I’ll finish The Grapes of Wrath later…maybe. It was really hard to understand; I was only on the third or fourth chapter and I was already bored. I finished Little Women, and now I’ve started A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I really enjoyed Little Women. I didn’t like the second part as much as the first, but it was still good. I love Jo, she’s my favorite (obviously!).

Last Friday, I got my permit! I’d been putting it off for a while, but I’m glad I went ahead and took the test. Now to start driving! I’m having my first driving lesson with my dad tomorrow; I’m excited!

My camera has stopped working, I’m not sure if it’s permanent or not. It was doing this before and it started working again, but so far it’s been over a week and it’s still not. Since it’s only a point and shoot, I never appreciated it much, but now that I don’t have my own camera to use, I appreciate it a lot! I only have the point and shoot of my family’s to use, so keeping up with photography might be difficult.

That's pretty much all I've been up to recently. Have a great Father's Day weekend!
xoxo, Rebecca

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