So this Tuesday is when my summer class starts. British fiction: humor, it’s called. It only lasts a month, but we’re doing a LOT of reading, plus writing essays and doing a FINAL and GOD I hope it’s a lot easier (and more fun) than the syllabus makes it out to be.
The books we’re reading are actually ones I’m (kinda) excited about, because LOOK at what they are:
- Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (I own this)
- The Most of P. G. Wodehouse by P. G. Wodehouse
- Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibson
- The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
- Changing Places by David Lodge
- Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (I might own this?)
- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett (I own and have already read this)
- Wise Children by Angela Carter
Fun, right? They seem like short-ish books, too, which is good because we’re reading two of them each week and as I haven’t had the best luck in keeping up with assigned reading for classes…that makes me slightly nervous. Yeah. But! I have a plan to keep me motivated! I’m going to try and post some stuff here about what we discuss in class, and maybe that’ll, uh, help? Maybe?
How do you stay motivated to keep up with assigned reading? Besides worrying about your grades, I mean.
Books read this week:
139. Medina Hill – Trilby Kent [rating: 2/5]
140. Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years – Michael Kurland (ed.) [rating: 3/5]
141. The Veiled Detective – David Stuart Davies [rating: 2/5]
142. I Am Spock – Leonard Nimoy [rating: 4/5]
Getting a head start on class reading with Three Men in a Boat. I already know a bit about this because of watching the TV show of the same name and its numerous sequels, which recreate the events in the book. But there’s nothing like reading the source, eh? Eh?