Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4th, 2012: My Super Fun Day of Reading.*with Update*

I was planning on posting a little earlier today, but I decided on finishing my book before coming to the blog.

And I did finish it and it was lovely (An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer). I have plans to write some posts later this evening and a post on the book is on that list. I am quite behind in editing some thoughts on some books I've read (one was read nearly a month ago-whoops), so I am hoping that I can get to all of that later today. If not...oh well! :)

Two things that I will most definitely be doing today is changing up the blog theme and updating some of the pages. I am sick of the green and want something cleaner...so if you pop in...or randomly stumble over here and see that it is drastically different, that's why. We'll see how the whole process goes...since I know what I want it to look like...I just need to carry it out right.

I also want to read Antigone. I read it as a freshman in college, and I still have the big edition of Greek stuff we read from (this is from the same class that sparked my love affair with The Odyssey). It is kind of funny to flip through and see the crazy highlighting and comments. Some of them are silly, and the highlighting is obnoxious, but I feel a bit comforted by the book. It was almost ten years ago that I last really cracked it open. It brought back a lot of memories of sitting in class taking notes while my professor droned on, of bending over my keyboard late at night writing essays about Telemachus and Antigone (I really called her Tig in my head. Seemed more fitting). Oh, the memories...

Well, that's all I feel up to writing now. I'm off to make some lunch before revamping this place. :)

*Update 9:50 PM*

I figured it was time to pop in with a little update before Matt gets home from work and I settle in for the night.

I didn't get as much reading in as I wanted to this afternoon, but I'm okay with that. I managed to change over the look of the blog (not sure if I am 100% happy with it) and started working on a few of the "upkeep" aspects of it. I still have some maintenance things to do, but they can wait for another time.

While I didn't read all that much (I watched a movie this afternoon), I did manage to read all of Antigone by Sophocles like I wanted to. I also started Oedious Rex (Oedipus the King) a few moments ago. I also read a few pages of Nicholas Nickleby, which I haven't read since later February. I forgot a few little things, but it all came back to me.

 I guess I would consider my little reading/relaxation day a success! :)

28 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the new look!

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    1. It's up! I'm not sure if I am 100% happy with it, but I think it'll work for now. It fits my theme and it is MUCH cleaner looking than it was before.

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  2. I'm also feeling very much in need of a reading day! Work's been pretty busy recently but it's a bank holiday weekend in the UK (I don't know if you have them in the US, which is awful of me!) so I have a full three days off! Your recent posts have definitely reminded me that I'm yet to read the end of the Hunger Games trilogy and I think I'm going to tuck myself up and rectify that :-) Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I hope you get/got lots of reading done! No bank holiday for us this weekend, I just had a Professional Development day on Friday that I didn't need to go to. The reading time was glorious.

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  3. Love the new look of the site! Speaking of Greeks, I'm working through "The Trial & Death of Socrates". Small book, heavy reading.

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    1. I have that one on my nightstand! I want to get to it this month, so I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it!

      And thank you!

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  4. I assume you have made the switch to a new design since I don't see green ;-)

    I'm a new visitor.

    I love the idea of you challenging yourself to read 250 of the classics. This is sad but I managed to read 1 so far this year. Jane Eyre. I really struggle with them but I'm trying.

    Good luck!

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    1. Welcome! I love new visitors! :)

      Keep trying! I know that I have really started to appreciate the classics now that they make up almost all of my literary diet. In some ways, they have allowed me to branch out even more than when I was a reading a little of everything.

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  5. The blog looks great! Maybe it's time for an update for mine also. What font are you using?

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    1. Thank you!

      The font was called "Publisher." I played around with fonts a bit before deciding on this one (I chose it because it looked the most like my own handwriting).

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  6. Newly designed blog looks good. Glad to see that there are people reading the Greeks. It's marvelous to think that we're dealing with the same issues as 2,500 years ago.

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    1. Thank you!

      I know! When I finished Antigone, I had a lot to think about. Amazing how the same struggles with family and identity are still so evident today. I definitely need to read more Greek works in the future. I love them so much. :)

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  7. Oh I really love the new blog look! :)

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  8. I love the new look! Very clean.

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    1. Thanks-that's what I was going for. I always preferred reading on white backgrounds on other blogs, so mine always drove me crazy. :)

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  9. Fun new blog look, and I, too, am loving An Uncommon Education! I'll be back so we can discuss it when/if you post, and I finish it. Don't you love those quiet days of reading all to oneself?!

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    1. Thanks!

      Oh yes, we'll have to talk about it! And my day of reading was fabulous. I need to do that more often!

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  10. I really like the new blog look! Nice and clean and I love the background drawings. I love An Uncommon Education. I'm excited to get my review up.

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    1. Thank you! I thought the slightly nautical theme fit with my whole "journey," you know? ;)

      Yeah, I need to finish my review today. It was a such a lovely book!

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  11. I like the new look! The blue-ish background is really nice!

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