I've been reading Don Quixote for so long that I've forgotten what reading other books feels like, I think. But finally I'm seeing maybe the sort-of end approaching. Which is to say I have less than 150 pages left and I read so slowly last week that at this rate I'll still be reading it at Thanksgiving, but I am optimistic regardless. What SHALL I read next? Also A has promised me that he will get me books from the library if I tell him what to get and give him the call numbers. He's somewhat unreliable but has promised multiple times, so I should at least try to take advantage of the offer.
In other words, my two reading related questions: what to read, and what to send A to fetch?( Some possibilitiesCollapse )
...So what I'm thinking is that I'll finish Don Quixote
, and then read Atmospheric Disturbances
, hopefully quite quickly, and then read Maurice
. I might be ready for Lawrence after that, Or I'll have a totally different idea about my next book. Should I ask A to get me some letters, or just Sherlock, Duras, and Maurice? Mmmm leaning against.
Okay, so that was fairly easy. I think I'm going to miss Don Quixote when it's over... What did the guy at the store say? He wasn't always sure what was going on or how to take the humor, but at the end he knew these were characters who would stick with him for the rest of his life? Yeah, something like that.
Still there's a part of me that's looking forward to something new and different.
In other news, submitted to a writing contest that is way above my level, B still owes me an email, must write to R, and L is in town and we shall meet tomorrow and I shall ask her about this engagement
business or what have you. Went to the city to meet my mother over the weekend and it was pretty great, we walked around in circles and caught up on pretty much everything and I ate meat again, which was awesome. Work's been fairly easy this week and I've been wasting a lot of time and not regretting it. In fandom news, I'm slowly, or, er, quickly, becoming addicted to Cabin Pressure omg Martin I want to hug you all the time, and also I'm rather considering participating in a big bang? I know I shouldn't. The epic. My neglected original writing. But. I've wanted to do a big bang forever and this one is long, relaxed, and with a comparatively low word count. So. I'm tempted. We'll see.