This is really just another post for the sake of postaweek2011.
- I have finishedHouse of Leaves. I am no longer as enthused as I was last time. Partly because of the lack of conclusion and the fact that I have SO MANY QUESTIONS. Having said that, I have just discovered the frankly massive online community dedicated to deciphering and discussing the book, so sooner or later I imagine I’ll have something to say. The other problem is that I don’t want to tell anyone anything – I want everyone I know to read the damn book and then I can talk to them about it! So, sorry guys.
- Halfway through the book I hit upon I thought I have regarding Sex in Books vs. Sex in Real Life. But I’m still researching it, so I can’t post that either. Which is why I was asking Tweeps for sex scenes written by women, so if anyone thinks of any more, please let me know!
- It’s funny that I am so unsatisfied by House of Leaves when normally I love books where nothing happens, or questions arise rather than answers. I think it’s because I was so drawn into the book as an academic essay that the lack of a decent conclusion has thrown me off. However, I do plan on buying my own copy so I can re-read it, and I get the feeling it will be the first book since my degree that I will write in 🙂 For some reason this makes me happy.
- I’ve been wondering lately if I censor myself now that I know people are reading. Colleagues and other lovely people tell me in person that they read this blog, so perhaps I don’t want to post certain things because I’ll have to see these people again the next day? Or they’ll have to see me? It’s funny. Having said that, though, I don’t have anything that incriminating to discuss so I’m not sure what I’ll be censoring.
- House now angers me. Crap writing, no medicine, too much soap opera. Oh, the days when it was different 😦 I might have to stop watching. Just wanted to say.
- Managed to travel to Nottingham last week for work. I say managed because it took my so long to understand the city. Bloody iphone kept telling me to go down bus lanes, I took myself into tram-only areas of the city, and almost ended up in Aberdeen on the way home! (Hyperbole, naturally.) However, I actually enjoyed the seminar. I understand library acronyms! Thank God! I feel as though I’m progressing because, while I still can’t contribute to any conversation with anything worthwhile, I can follow a conversation held by much more well-qualified people than myself. Also, from what I understood, I cared. I found it interesting, and currently am actually finding work a challenge! I know I keep saying it, but they’ll make a librarian of my yet.
Anyway, these are my most recent thoughts. My moleskine isn’t much better, I’m afraid.