- I’m in the midst of finals grading right now. I had my last class yesterday, give my last exam tomorrow, and have countless papers to read. I’ve calculated final grades for 11 of my 70 students. 59 to go!
- I created a page on the blog for my TBR list (up at the top of the site), which includes both unread books I own and books I wish I owned. Both lists are rather lengthy.
- The most recent addition to the list is Wilkie Collins’s Armadale, which many people have recommended highly, and which looks like a very long, wonderfully entertaining read — perfect for winter.
- I’m about to finish Joan Didion’s collection of essays The White Album, which I have enjoyed very much (more on that soon), and am in the middle of Jenny Diski’s Skating to Antarctica. I’m very excited about reading her new novel Apology for the Woman Writing, which is about a woman living during Montaigne’s time who becomes obsessed with his writing. I love Diski and love Montaigne, so surely I’ll love this book, right?
- I’m taking a break from my triathlon training because I’m injured again. Sigh. I’ve had hamstring/hip pain for a while, and was hoping it would go away, but it has refused to. So I’m seeing a doctor about it and am hoping it will heal up quickly. At least the weather outside is awful and isn’t tempting me to head outdoors.
- Once I’m riding again, though, it will be extra fun because I have a new bike! I was at the bike shop today to get it fit properly, and it looks nice. It’s white — which isn’t my first choice of color, but we got a great deal on it and part of the deal was taking whatever color they offered. Actually a white bike would be fine, if it somehow cleaned itself. As it is, I’ll have to be better about keeping it clean so road grit won’t accumulate and look awful, and I do need to be better about keeping my bike clean, so it’s just as well. It’s a Cannondale and has the name on the side in red, and it has a black saddle, black wheels, and black handlebar tape. Nice color scheme, right?
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