This past weekend was my last of the semester at UMass! It was a busy one with plenty of homework and final papers to do, but on Sunday, I took a trip up to the Montague Book Mill with a few of my friends. It was a much-needed study break!
During the semester, I never seem to have the chance to read as much as I'd like to, so I was hoping to find some good books before winter break. The Book Mill was the perfect place to stop. About twenty minutes or so from campus, it's home to a huge collection of affordable, used books, with plenty of comfy chairs to read in and big windows that overlook the banks of the Sawmill River. It's also home to the Lady Killigrew Cafe, so we stopped in for lunch, of course!
The cafe offers sandwiches, salads, and breakfast options, and plenty of tea and coffee choices, too. It was a great place to get a sandwich (brie and apple grilled cheese!) and catch up with my friends. After lunch, we wandered outside to see the river behind the bookstore. I think we picked the best day to go since it was right after the first snowfall, and the views were beautiful!
As the semester wraps up, I realize how lucky I am to have spent the last three and a half years at UMass. We really do live in the coolest area! Next semester, I'm looking forward to even more exploring in Amherst and beyond.