The HUGE TBR Readathon conclusion, and life


So, I am almost a week late concluding this, but my finals for my summer semester kept me quite busy!

Here is how it went : my goal was 7 books, and though I didn’t get to it, I am quite happy with what I did considering all the studying!

  1. The girl who could fly, by Victoria Foster (really cute read!)
  2. Killer by Sara Shepard
  3. Heartless by Sara Shepard
  4. Demon Princess : Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen
  5. Pages 142 to 166 of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
  6. Read the first 47 pages of Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller (excellent, by the way!)

I don’t know what’s up with me and Jane Austen, but I have been trying really hard to finish Pride and Prejudice for a year now, but I have a hard time keeping up with it! It’s my first time reading it completely, but I find my reaction surprising considering how much I loved her other novels I read as a teen. It’s not even that I don’t like it, but like Meg said on another post, I have kind of an ADD problem with this book. I have no idea why, but it makes me kind of sad. Maybe summer will put me in a lighter mood and I’ll be able to concentrate on it?

Talking of summer, now that the summer semester is over, I can concentrate on some more fun reading, but also on some studying (I think I’m masochistic or something). My art history Master is a year from now, but I’m doing the Honours branch of the B.A.C. and by fall, I’ll need to have a pretty good idea on what I want to work on. Not precisely, but generally.

So, I decided that I would take the time this summer to read on the subjects that interest me the most (politics into paintings, propaganda, war photography, gender studies, mostly!) so that I can get a better idea of what I want to do. I’m really looking forward to it! I already went to the library and grabbed Linda Nochlin’s Women, Art and Power and Other Essays, which I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I can’t wait to put my nose in it!

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7 responses to “The HUGE TBR Readathon conclusion, and life”

  1. Vasilly says :

    Congratulations on reading so much! I hoping to dedicate tomorrow to just reading if I can get my homework out of the way. I’m dedicating my summer to reading things that interest me also. I plan on reading mostly non-fiction in the areas of sociology, psychology, and anthropology with a little history. Happy reading!

  2. bermudaonion says :

    You did great! To me, Pride and Prejudice is more of a winter, beside a roaring fire, kind of read.

  3. Lenore says :

    I hardly read a thing when I was in school – so good for you!

  4. heidenkind says :

    Women, Art, and Power is a good one. I also really recommend Art History and Its Methods (ed. by Eric Fernie) if you’re thinking of getting your MA.

  5. Amanda says :

    I’m so glad to hear you’re reading/enjoying Notes on a Scandal! I read it on vacation two weeks ago and just posted my review yesterday. It’s so good! I loved it so much!

  6. Meg says :

    Congrats on all the reading you got done! In between everything else life throws us, it can be incredibly difficult to hunker down with a stack of books. You did great!

  7. kay says :

    Vasilly : those are some really interesting subjects! I’ll be curious to see what you read, as I am always at a loss when it comes to reading non fiction on subjects I know less about.

    Kathy : I can see why, too, but sadly winter is always really busy for me. I’m hoping that a day under the sun sipping a nice cold cappucino might do the trick!

    Lenore : Let’s just say that short nights of sleep and long commute time gives me some good reading time! 😉

    Heidenkind : Thank you! I’ll make sure to look for this when I stop by the university’s library later this week!

    Amanda : I loved it really much too! It was really special, it will be on my top 2010 for sure.

    Meg : Thank you! It’s great to take time off those other things sometimes though 🙂

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