It's been a breakneck week, poppets. Today was the awards banquet where I actually received my $1000 scholarship (the last one was a pre-award, so to speak). My mom surprised me with congratulatory flowers at my office, and we went on to the luncheon from there. It was fun having her along to make things a little more....spirited? Yes, that. She broke up the academic monotony.
My day would've gone smoother, but I had a bit of a hangover for my luncheon today.
I'm feverishly trying to finish the thesis. I'm happy to say, 3 chapters down, one (short one) to go. I'm ready to get the hell outta here.
I haven't posted about my reading lately because there hasn't been much reading-by-choice going on. I'm reading mostly for assignments and the Children's Lit class I'm team teaching. We've had some good books lately, though:
Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
Parvana's Journey, by Deborah Ellis
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Skellig, by David Almond (I'm teaching it all by my lonesome week after next)
....two weeks to go and then I'll be reading whatever I want. High on the want-to-read list:
finish Blue Angel, by Francine Prose
Specimen Days, by Michael Cunningham
Only Revolutions, by Mark Danielewski
The Brooklyn Follies, by Paul Auster
...and about 200 more. But who's counting?