Updating | After walking at graduation this past May, I planned to move home and finish my masters thesis in order to receive my degree in August. A week after moving home, I received a job offer, which I accepted, and am now going to spending the new four weeks looking for an apartment, finishing my thesis, and doing as much reading and hiking or biking with my family as I can.
Reading | I’m about a hundred pages into Elizabeth of York by Alison Weir, which is a biography of the mother of perhaps the most famous king in British history, Henry VIII. Weir is one of my favorite historians so I was so happy to spot this book on the shelf at the local library.
Planning | Next up, I’m planning to read Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner. I have a list of about ten books I’m hoping to read before I move in order to help further clear off my bookshelves and reduce the number of books I have to move.
Watching | In addition to watching season two of “Orange is the New Black” with my parents, I’ve been on an Audrey Hepburn film kick lately. I watched “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” yesterday after watching “Charade” and “Roman Holiday” back in May. I’m considering watching “How to Steal a Million” next weekend.
Blogging | I have nine reviews to write up. After not reading and reviewing books for months, I feel a bit out practice so rather than stumbling over my words, I’ve been reaching for the next book in my stack. I’ll get through the backlog eventually.
Avoiding | Although I passed my thesis defense, my reading committee gave me a long list of corrections and additions they wanted to see in my thesis. After weeks of going back and forth, I finally put my foot down and told them I don’t have time to chase variables that so far have not had any significance and greatly deviate from the original questions posed in my thesis. The back and forth has drained any enthusiasm I had for working on my paper.
Anticipating | I’m looking forward to apartment hunting at the end of the month and starting my new job in July! It’ll be hard to move away (again!) but I’ve always liked a good adventure and it’ll be nice to feel like a “real” adult soon.
The Sunday Salon:
The Sunday Salon encourages bloggers to get together –at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones– every Sunday and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another’s blogs. Salon participants are encouraged to blog about their time spent reading, pages read, information about current reading, discuss a reaction to a book, state what they plan to read the following week, or make suggestions for a group read.Photography © Me. Taken: June 5, 2013.