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Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Sunday Salon: Reading? What reading?

This hasn't been much of a reading week for me. Oh, I did read through the 40 page syllabus for my first grad school class, but after that I mostly wanted to cry.

Okay, not completely true. At the beginning of the week, I was working through rereading The Time Traveler's Wife, and discovering that I still liked it, but finding myself kind of stuck at the final bit at the end. I already know what's going to happen, and once again, I'm so emotionally involved in these characters, and I just want to stop while things are still going well.

Hmmm... other things I've been reading. I did finish Persepolis I & II last week. The two graphic novels are sad, insightful, and surprisingly funny. I felt like I had a new best friend.

I finally got to read the rest of the Emma manga novels, thanks to a tip from tanabata as to where to find some scans online. (I normally don't recommend reading scans of dubious legality, but in this case it looks like the actual novels may have gone out of print because they were retailing for $80+ on Amazon). I finally got to learn about the nefarious plots carried out against Emma and William and how their love conquered all.

In the upcoming couple of days, I can tell you that the reading I will be doing will be mostly business books for my upcoming class. Bleh. I'm going to try and sneak in something more exciting if at all possible, or else I'm going to wind up with a brain way too stuffed with facts and theories and education and stuff.


Nymeth said...

Being poor, I've had to resort to scanalations too. I try to think of of it as going to the library, though :P And I hope the books go back into print, as I'd love to own them.

Eva said...

I hate it when books go out of print! :/

I totally read the illegal scans of the 7th HP book before it was officially released. And I don't even CARE about HP. I have no idea why I did it, lol.

Literary Feline said...

Oh no! I have had classes like that. It won't be so bad once you have it all behind you.

I never did manage to read The Time Traveler's Wife like I planned this summer. I also didn't see the movie, so I guess I still have time to work on that.

I am glad you liked Persepolis. I did too. I want to try Embroideries by the same author.

I hope you have a good week, Kim, and are able to sneak in some fun reading in between all the business books.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Good luck with the syllabi and all of that. I felt a little overwhelmed by how much reading there is, but I suppose that's to be expected. If grad school was easy, everyone would do it :) What are you going back to school for?

Alyce said...

I can't wait to read the rest of the Emma books! Thankfully our library consortium has all of the volumes, I just have to request them through inter-library loan. I'm on volume 6 right now.

Kim L said...

nymeth-yes, going to the library! I'd totally consider owning them if they were in print.

eva-heehee, that's pretty funny, esp. if you aren't an HP fan. I didn't even do it. But I suppose I was being a purist, not wanting to read until I had the book in my hands.

Literary Feline-thanks, I'll do my best :-) I hope you have time to enjoy the Time Traveler's Wife, it was indeed pretty worthwhile to read.

Kim-I'm going back for my MBA, and yeah, if it were easy everyone would do it. I keep telling myself that :-)

Alyce-lucky! I wish my library was a little better with graphic novels, but no dice.

Trish said...

I know just what you mean about the ending of TTW. Knowing what happens, I don't think I could bare to go past a certain point either. Wasn't Persepolis great? Can't wait to hear more about what you thought.

Are you working on your MBA?