NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Reading Notes

Alrighty then. I have too many books going. The Faerie Queene, Tristram Shandy, Introduction To Narrative, Writing About Literature, How To Read A Poem, plus my two audiobooks. That's what happens when I want to read everything at the same time. Nothing gets finished! :-)

Now that the Timberwolves' season is officially over and I don't have a show for another four weeks, hopefully I can buckle down and clear some this from the schedule. On the upside, I've slipped in some books that I hadn't planned on and I'm way ahead of where I thought I'd be on my reading challenges. Score! When I make my May plan, some of the April plan is going to be spilling over and I'll be giving myself some extra wiggle room for spontaneous reading. I'm figuring out that some of the Teaching Company course reads are more time consuming than I expected them to be. Tristram Shandy, for example. I'm enjoying it, but I need mental breaks. Going forward, my Learning Project schedules will need to anticipate that kind of thing or I'll get all rebellious on myself. :-)

OK. Deep breath. Temporarily put aside my new fascination with Chuck Palahniuk, work some of his books into the Countdown Challenge over the next couple months, size up all the books I'm in the middle of, prioritize, and get to work. Let's see what I can get done before the end of April update!


zetor said...

Well done!You, do seem so organised, if that was me my head would be spinning.

Lezlie said...

Zetor ~ Thanks! Organized, but temporarily overwhelmed. Maybe some pizza would help. . . :-)


JoAnn said...

Sounds like a plan! A little organization makes even the overwhelming seem more manageable.
Reading all the books for the Teaching Company course could keep me busy for the entire year...

Lezlie said...

JoAnn ~ I'm thinking it will take me an entire year also. At least! Six months may have been some serious wishful thinking unless that is all I read. Which is not going to happen. :-)


Rebecca Reid said...

I do the same thing, because some books are meant to be read and enjoyed over a period of time, not all at once. Enjoy your reads and if you don't get them done by your self-imposed deadline, it's no big deal. You have some heavy reading on that list!!

Lezlie said...

Rebecca ~ I completely agree. I can't imagine reading something like Tristram Shady or Faerie Queene in a straight shot. I just don't like having so many of that kind going simultaneously, because then I'm never sure which one to pick up when it's time to read! :-)