I’ve taken a bit of a breather last week, focusing instead on language studies. After some research, I found several new sources that proved to be really beneficial for independent learning. Seeing progress really motivates me, and things that used to discourage me are a problem no more. So naturally I fell behind on books, which is again not a big deal. To look at the brighter side, I still finished Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, which I wanted to do in honor of the movie being re-released in theaters. The longer works that were scheduled to be read, however, ended up being left behind. This week I want to switch up the strategy a bit and get some things finally wrapped up. Nothing encourages me more than turning the last page and soaking in the contents as a whole.
So my plan for this week is to finish The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and not to worry about the rest. I have about 150 pages left, which is really nothing. On a side note, I remember the times when a hundred pages was a lot to go through and a three hundred pager of a book took me months to complete. Gone are the naive days of my reader’s youth. These books are mere pebbles compared to some boulders worth a thousand pages I’ve encountered this year! Once I finish The Name I can dedicate some free time to catching up to other books. It would also be nice to read another book or two of The Iliad, but I am not going to promise anything. I see a lot more language study in the near future, though.