Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spring Semester Finished

I haven't gotten my grades yet, I am hoping I passed everything.  This term was rough and I am beat.  I start summer sessions on June 3.

I will be studying James Joyce and on that reading list is:

The Dubliners

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


I started reading the Dubliners and I had to go on line to look stuff up.  I have read two stories from there in the past, but this time I am reading very critically, looking for Themes and gnomons and all that lovely stuff.

I've been trying to do some of my own reading but it is not working out well.  I do manage to get some books read, but I am unable ego finish many of them now a days.  I was hoping to catch up during the summer but with the reading of Ulysses, I can't see me reading anything else for the last six weeks of my summer term.

I have also decided that I am going for my MA in English Literature.  Of course I have to be accepted but that is the direction my life is headed.  I'm hoping I can stay awake.

I am still learning my French...that is also slow going. My brain needs a rest.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

My Experiment

I have decided I am going to learn French.  I have started a blog to monitor my progress.

Mon Voyage en Francais