School had been in session for a month and Aurelie was feeling completely overwhelmed. There was so much homework and a month ago during her first defense class her textbook had fallen apart when she and Matthew Cornfoot from Hufflepuff had been practicing the Flipendo spell. He had offered to buy her a new one which had been a kind offer and she still couldn't believe a third year had offered to buy her a new book.
She had been considering taking him up on the offer even if it had been completely out of the blue. Of course she could always just have a new one delivered from Flourish and Blotts but that might take too long. Aurelie sighed as she stared at the mountain of homework, having no clue where to begin. She had an essay to write and some reading to do. The essay would probably be the hardest so maybe she could at least start with the assigned reading in her other class. She reached into her school bag and pulled out the textbook for the class she had to do reading in. She opened the book and started to read the assigned pages, trying desperately not to let a little bit of reading stress her out.