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WWW Wednesdays Mar 13

How on earth has a week gone by already? I have no idea where the time went, but it’s Wednesday again so here we go for this week’s WWW post.

The meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?

currently reading

  • Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (6th book in Dexter series) – haven’t really started it since I just finished my other book last night, but it’s sitting on the bedside table… Hoping it’s as good as the 5th Dexter was.
  • Le Misanthrope, Molière – barely picked this up last week, will have to make more time for it this week
  • Livy book 1 – up to 1.52 – only 9 sections left, hoping to finish this week.

recently finished

  • Lady of the Forest, by Jennifer Roberson – Robin Hood retelling! I looooove Robin Hood retellings. Books, movies, whatever, I’ve read/seen a ton of them, and this is a good one. Most PTSD-y Robin I’ve encountered yet, and a pretty badass Marian.
  • Homer, Iliad book 1 – oy, I forgot how whiny everyone is at the start of the Iliad, especially Agamemnon and Achilles. The only people in this book who aren’t horribly whiny and annoying are Thetis, Nestor, and Hephaestus. I think they need some new friends.

plan to read next

I have no idea! Some of my choices that I can’t decide between:

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Which do you think I should pick?

2013 Resolutions

I’m not much one for thinking a lot about the past (my past, at least)–I’m usually thinking ahead to the future. So 2012… it was a good year. I finished my Masters degree. I didn’t write as much fiction as I would have liked, but overall 2012 was a good year. Now it’s over and I’m looking forward to everything 2013 will bring me.

Sitting here now, drinking the last of my loose-leaf strawberry and rose jasmine tea that was a gift from a friend, looking out the window on a beautiful sunny winter day, 2013 is looking pretty awesome.

I made a few resolutions for this year, to help the awesomeness along.

  • exercise 5 days a week (right now I’m dancing twice a week, and it’s just not cutting it)
  • write 5 days a week (still pulling myself back into good habits after my writing got derailed by my thesis)
  • find a job (self-explanatory)
  • read at least 10 works in French
  • read at least 5 works in Latin and Greek

The last two are to prevent my languages from atrophying. It would be pretty sad to have spent 6 years studying ancient languages only to lose them a year later through lack of practice. As for the French, I don’t talk to anyone in French since moving away from Ottawa, so I’ve got to start reading more in French if I don’t want to lose it. Movies or tv shows would work too–anyone have any recommendations?

In French, I’m thinking I’ll start by finishing up Anne Hébert’s Le Torrent. I read most of the stories in that collection a couple years ago but never got to the last one or two. For the Latin and Greek, I think I’ll start with Livy I and Homer Iliad I, since again I started both of those about a year ago.

So those are my resolutions this year. Anyone else make any for 2013?