I miss the ocean a ton. I’m hoping I’ll get to go there before the summer’s up.
Reading-wise, I’ve reached a nice turning point. Most of the heavy reading I had planned for the beginning of the year is complete (or abandoned, haha). I’m sure there will be some more in a few months, but for now, I plan to read “lightly.”
This is what’s currently on the menu:
- Malicroix, reading with a friend
- Yevgeny Onegin – This is the Anthony Briggs translation of Eugene Onegin (by Alexander Pushkin). I have already started it and am miffed that Briggs decided to use modern vulgar slang in it. However, I intend to finish it so as to give it a fair critique.
- Walden – Maybe… I was reading it with a book club, but I started late and got bogged down in Chapter 1. I found Thoreau’s ramblings interesting, but he does demand undivided attention, which I’ve lacked lately.
- The Razor’s Edge – Unsure why I abandoned this Somerset Maugham book after part 1, because I loved it. Plan on finishing it.
- Notes from Underground – Started re-reading this on a gloomy day. Dostoyevsky fits the mood.
- Galaxy Soul: The Dreamer and the Seeker – A new poetry book by Mackenzie, a blogger I’ve followed for a while now. I am reading it slowly—each poem feels like a complete story that sinks into your heart and brings up a lot of nostalgia. Really good so far.
- Assortment – I’ll doubtless pick up some random books along the way to read! I would really like to finish the Tesla Biography We Shall Not Speak Of… Ever…