But it's Spring Break, and if you wanna hear about any of those things above, just ask. I might pick one or two of them to post about in the next days anyway.
Instead, I'm going to talk about what I'm reading on my Spring Break. because it seems that this is what Spring breaks are supposed to be for.
- I'm reading blogs: catching up on material from around teh intertubes that I've gotten behind on. I'm even managing to comment occasionally, though I hope to do more of that.
- In one bathroom, I'm reading back issues of the New Yorker. Loved the Erdrich story from January, and am about to start the Alice Munro story from early Feb. Why is it that I'm always two months behind on the New Yorker, but polish off Entertainment Weekly within hours of its arrival? Don't answer that.
- In the other bathroom, I'm poking my way through Chuck Klosterman's Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, which is funny and light, and perfect for digesting in one-paragraph bites. He's such a guy though, which I always find a little off-putting.
- By the bedside, I'm reading Angela Carter's The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman, which features prominently in a dissertation I'll be reading. I really really like Carter. Really. I'm just trying to figure out which Carter I'll be teaching next semester in the 200-level contemporary lit course. Probably just some stories from The Bloody Chamber, but I want to teach more! More!!!
- Quizzes from the survey (so far purely speculative--I've so far read none of them, though they are mere inches from my left hand).
- Response papers from the grad class. Ditto on the speculation.
- On the coffee table: Doug Wright's I am my Own Wife, which is on the grad syllabus for next week. I like this play a lot, and am excited to teach not only the play, but accompanying criticism from my blogfriend, Nels Highberg.
- A slew of articles and columns on college basketball on ESPN.com. Because I am not-so-secretly a bit of a sports geek, and we've done well in March here at BRU. Plus the undergrad alma mater got to dance for the first time. So that was nice.
- Maybe, but probably not, some further research for the plenary-talk-that-will-become-an-article.