Saturday, September 17, 2011
As a graduate student in the humanities I have spent the last three years forcing myself to read things that have been, on the whole, fairly tedious if not actually boring, the kind of thing that occasionally makes me regret deciding to make my living by virtue of being literate. Since passing my exams, however, it's been a whole new world at the end of the reading rainbow, and I've been devouring fiction (fiction!) at alarming rates. By starting this blog, I've basically guaranteed that I will lose all interest in reading in short order, but in the meantime hopefully I've built up the kind of backlog that will let me write up too-long essays for literally weeks.