I’ve finally crawled out from under my rock

Dear Long-Suffering People that Still Follow this Site for Some Reason, I’ve been sleeping under a rock for the last month or so. My thesis defense went well (yay!) and I passed (more yay!) and then I hid under a boulder and have been doing nothing except eating excessive amounts of carbohydrates, drinking excessive amountsContinue reading “I’ve finally crawled out from under my rock”

Reading List # 7 — Cat’s Cradle

Recently I read Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and I have to say that I am surprised that this is my first time reading it. I should have discovered Vonnegut ages ago. I should have read his whole body of work by now. In short, I love it and I’m glad to be reading it. SomeContinue reading “Reading List # 7 — Cat’s Cradle”

Reading List #6 — The Remains of the Day

Here are my notes on The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. I recently did a presentation project about The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, which is on my reading list — two birds with one stone and all that. This novel is a heavily internal narrative centered on an English butler named Stevens, anContinue reading “Reading List #6 — The Remains of the Day”

Reading List #5 — The Man in the High Castle

Here we go again. Please don’t worry about whether or not I’m going to be able to read all these books by August — I’ve read more than 5 of them, but I’m just behind on my posts. Phillip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle is a fantastic science fiction/literary masterpiece that takesContinue reading “Reading List #5 — The Man in the High Castle”

Reading List #3 — Plainsong

Yes, yes, here it is, the elusive #3. I decided to not be lazy (ironic, considering I feel like poop) and finish this entry. This week, I read Plainsong by Kent Haruf. This book is about a group of characters in the town of Holt, Colorado. In a seemingly simple, episodic narrative, we learn all about thisContinue reading “Reading List #3 — Plainsong”

Reading List #4 — Jesus’ Son

If you’re confused that this is #4 and not #3, good on you for paying attention. I have #3 drafted, but I never seem to have the book around to grab quotes out of, so it will sit there for at least another day until I can stop being lazy and find the book. (IContinue reading “Reading List #4 — Jesus’ Son”

Reading List #1 — DUNE

All right. The semester is over (has been for a while, actually) and I survived. Now it’s time to get reading. Thus begins studying in earnest to acquire my degree. Are you, avid Readers, ready? Because I’m not. Here we go anyway. The first book I’m focusing on from my reading list is one thatContinue reading “Reading List #1 — DUNE”

Checking In . . .

. . . from the perpetual place of not-deadness. So you still have to keep reading my stuff for just a little longer anyway. Just wanted to update you on a few things that have been going on lately. I’ve been exceptionally busy, which may or may not be an excuse for not having postedContinue reading “Checking In . . .”

Thoughts on NaNoWriMo

People have been asking me lately — as they do every year — whether or not I will participate in National Novel Writing Month. The answer — as it is every year — is probably not. November is a busy time for school. I’ll be writing essays and reading books and doing all manner ofContinue reading “Thoughts on NaNoWriMo”