Why is it that every time I feel a bit of stress coming on, I retreat into a lame television show? Being an English major, you would think that all I need to clear my head is a good novel and a comfortable couch. But even though I love what I'm studying, it's actually because of my English major that I sometimes feel as if reading becomes too much of a chore. (Gasp.) Honestly, at the end of a long day, I really just enjoy tuning into an angsty teenage soap opera instead.

This month's on-screen addiction? Instant Star, an old favorite of mine. So for tonight, I'll skip the novel...  But I'm gonna need that comfortable couch.