Week #8: 2023.6

Update on 110 Reading Challenge

I am partaking in a reading challenge that my local library is doing. So far I have read 74 hours. Which means I read 7 hours this week. For some reason, after Wednesday I just did not do any reading at all. I think it’s because I got super sucked into making my digital garden… Once I get started, it’s hard for me to stop!

As for the actual challenge, I would still need to read about 2 hours every day to meet the 110 goal… Not sure if it is doable but I have a lot of reading I want to get through so it might work out in the end.

Books I Read

No books were finished this week!

Books I’m Currently Reading

There are some books from last week that I’m still reading and some that I have picked up.

  • Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter Version) 6th. Edition by Nina Baym: Made no progress on this one.
  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (again): Finished reading chapter six early last week. It’s building up to something, but I don’t know what (just kidding, I do, but I’m trying to pretend I don’t).
  • The Pen is the Wing of a Bird by Afghan Women: Read some more of this book. It’s really good. The stories vary in their quality but it’s still really good quality.
  • Literary Theory by Terry Eagleton: I brought my e-book reader with me while out and about (because reading from with an actual physical book did not fit the setting) and started reading the introduction to this book. Interesting stuff, so far.

What I Accomplished

Didn’t do much on the reading front. But I did spend a lot of time coding, both at work (crunch time), and for this website (at the time of writing this, it is the.citrus.farm). Like I said in a previous paragraph, it really is hard for me to stop when something is unfinished. I gotta see it through until it’s done! I can’t say I’m 100% pleased with it but it is good enough.

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