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
Books Read in May: 8
Books Read in June: 6
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?
This year is flying by isn’t it? I read We Have Always Lived At the Castle last year and loved it.
Shirley Jackson is awesome and brilliant.
LikeLiked by 1 person
I read The Song of Achilles at the beginning of the year, and it pleasantly surprised me. BUT, it is one that just sticking with me. Definitely one of my favorite reads, and not just for the year!