Sunday, July 27, 2003

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life

It may have come to the attention of some faithful readers out there that this is supposed to be a blog about the trials and tribulations of a PhD student, and yet talk of the fabled dissertation has remained firmly in the back ground. Well things are about to change! Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life and more importantly the first day of a work filled week! Theoretically i am supposed to be done this chapter by Friday, but that is not going to happen. However, if i stick to my disciplined plan of attack at least some progress will be made. First off, finish with Durkhiem, then go onto to Levi Strauss, look at Turner and voila that should be a couple of pages at least. What i need at this point are doable goals...

Current Reads
Well, i finally finished THE OPIUM CLERK by Kunal Basu. Basically it was a good book. There are two main stories - of Hiran for the first half of the book, and Douglas in the second half. I much preferred the story of Hiran. Though if i had written it i would have made more out of his palm reading abilities. But then i am not one for subtlety. Sometime tomorrow i plan to set the book free... Oh yeah, and if you have read and liked THE OPIUM CLERK, might i recommend KALIMANTAAN by C.S. Godshalk. Set in the 19th century Borneo.

The reason why i am emphasizing the fact the i am finally done reading it is because i have another book waiting in the wings which i am really excited about. THE LAKE OF DEAD LANGUAGES by Carol Goodman. Apparently it follows in the tradition of THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt, which l really like. And speaking of which Tartt has a new book out, but it is still in hard cover so i won't get to it for a while.


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