Spring Has Sprung! Erm… or, such was the first line for the last monthly check-in that I managed to publish on the blog. Good grief, where has the time gone!? It’s now July and we’re well into summer. Thoughts of Spring have come and gone in the blink of an eye.
Although I’ve been less active on the blog, I’ve kept up with my reading and have been busy with plenty of other things, too, including teaching summer courses, working on my dissertation, and preparing an academic portfolio for job searches. I’ve sent out a few applications here and there, but I’ll be getting much more serious about it in the coming months, as I continue to wrap-up work on the dissertation. I probably won’t be finishing/defending until spring semester, so graduation will likely be in May 2017, but I’m definitely on the hunt for good full-time, tenure-track teaching opportunities now.
Any-who — here’s what I’ve been up to over the last few months.
Books Read in April: 9
- Half Lost by Sally Green (5 out of 5)
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (5 out of 5)
- Fields of Reading: Motives for Writing by Nancy R. Comley (3 out of 5)
- Wicked Angels by Eric Jourdan (4 out of 5)
- Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4 out of 5)
- The Bedford Reader by X.J. Kennedy (4 out of 5)
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (4 out of 5)
- Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald (3 out of 5)
- The Long Walk by Stephen King (5 out of 5)
Books Read in May: 8
- Stranger than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk (3 out of 5)
- The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (4 out of 5)
- Don’t Be Shy: Beyond Gay Fantasy by AJ Baker (5 out of 5)
- Saga #31 – #36 by Brian K. Vaughan (4 out of 5)
- A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (4 out of 5)
- The Fourth Angel by John Rechy (3 out of 5)
Books Read in June: 6
- Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (5 out of 5)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (4 out of 5)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (4 out of 5)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (4 out of 5)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (5 out of 5)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (5 out of 5)
Poetry Project Posts:
Also, I had a critical essay published in a scholarly journal in May of this year, and I’ve got another under consideration now (should hear back sometime in August). I’m also preparing to submit a proposal for a book chapter. Don’t ask me where I’m finding the time or energy for all of this. Maybe this is why I’ve been so tired lately?
What have you been up to? Any amazing reading discoveries in the last month that you’d like to share?