Home Stretch!

9 Aug

This weekend marked the last in my quest for a children’s literature certificate. Of course I marked the occasion by going out on Friday and spending most of Saturday recovering — instead of actually writing my final paper. Whoops.

It’s okay, I sort of made up for it yesterday, but the next two days are going to be a pedal-to-the-metal sprint to the finish. I’m officially done on Wednesday, but between now and then, I need to finish up this paper that I, unfortunately, have little motivation to write.

What I DO have motivation for is blogging, reading and make some kick-ass to-do lists for the time — nearly upon us — in which every minute I’m not at work isn’t consumed entirely by school. (I find it to be an encouraging sign that I did the right thing by defering graduate school, in the fact that I’m both relieved and excited to start fresh and put more effort into other parts of my life — like this blog.) I’ve finished half-a-dozen books that are waiting to be reviewed, and I’ve got ideas for another half-a-dozen posts on top of that. Plus, I’m going to attempt to move this little space to a self-hosted platform and pretty it up. But first up, next weekend? A readathon, hosted by Monica at The Bibliophillic Book Blog, that is all about reading books that you already own. That means no library books, no buying new books, etc. I’m taking advantage of the weekend to finish The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as part of my Must Read: Classics Challenge and to finish a couple of ARCs that have been calling my name.

Who knows? Maybe I’ll get really ambitious and start a chunkster like Shogun or East of Eden.

Until then, expect to see very little of me for the next few days. In the meantime, I’ve updated my Must Read: Classics Challenge list and my Goodreads page has been updated with all the books I got at BEA and ALA. I’m also in the process of updating that page with the Classics that I already own (or that my parents own) that fit my Challenge list. See? I haven’t been totally unproductive around here ;).

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3 Responses to “Home Stretch!”

  1. Nora August 10, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    Ahh! Good luck with your final paper! I know the feeling well and am so ready to finally be done as well. A read-a-thon huh? That sounds divine. I may have to partake as much as possible. Fabulous idea, really =) (side note, just requested that we be friends on Goodreads!)

  2. Skip August 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Must be starting to feel pretty good now. And I say tackle East of Eden….

  3. wishful nals August 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    good luck!! so exciting. 🙂

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