Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekly Wrap-up for May 21, 2012: Only a Day Late.

I've been in a whirlwind the last two days, and this is the first opportunity I've had to come and post my weekly post for the last week. That makes me a bit sad-that I don't even have ten minutes to post!

Anyway, I've been working like crazy between both jobs (which is why I don't have any free time), as well as battling some crazy allergies and other obligations. We're supposed to go Matt's softball game in a little bit, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that it rains so I can stay home and get in a little reading.

I feel like I haven't been reading all that much recently, but when I look at Goodreads, that opinion changes. Perhaps it's because I haven't finished any books recently? I did finish Mistborn  by Brandon Sanderson on Saturday morning (to catch up for the readalong), but I haven't finished any of the other 10 books I have started. I told Matt I felt pressured to get things done, so he told me not to start anything else until I finish what I need to. I suppose that makes perfect sense (even though I am starting another book in the next day or two for another readalong). My goal is to get the following finished by the end of May, so that I can switch focus to the Victorians for my event.
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster: I started this a couple weeks ago, and was getting really into it. I set it aside for no real reason and it has been sitting on an end table since. 
  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles: I really have no excuse not to read this one, since I only have 40-50 pages left...I can knock that out in 30 minutes. 
  • The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf: I started this one and got really into it before setting it on top of A Passage to India. Whoops.
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison: I only got about 20 pages in before getting pulled away by essays and grading, but this is one I really want to finish.
I think if I can finish those 4 by the end of the month I'll be in good shape. I'm still reading through a massive collection of short stories, as well as chipping away at Clarissa and Nicholas Nickleby. Seeing as I only have a few minutes here or there, that is all I can do, right?

Thankfully there are only 4 weeks of school left. Then I go back to working one job (days off! Woot!) and having some more free time.

There was more to talk about, but the pile of papers on the coffee table is calling my name, so I suppose I should get on that business. :)

Happy Reading!


  1. You really should finish Oedipus Rex. It's such a fantastic play. I'm always humbled by the fact that work of such human sophistication was written so long ago.

  2. I hope you have an awesome week! Don't forget to make some time for yourself and reading! :)

  3. The Voyage Out is a really good one! Much easier to read than most of Woolf, haha!

  4. What the heck is going on with allergies this year? Mine have been out of control! I hate it.

  5. The Counte of Monte Cristo!! Just saying, it's not that hard of a read and it's pretty awesome, sooo...