Monday, August 01, 2005


I honestly don't know which to do: celebrate because I have finished reading the first volume of Don Quijote de la Mancha (in Spanish, naturally) or be seriously depressed that it took me six weeks to get through 563 pages.

Ah, well... it's not like the book has had my undivided attention. I think I shall err on the side of celebration and start into the second half tomorrow. The second half cannot, I repeat, cannot take me six weeks to finish, partly because the next school term will have started long before then and partly because I have a whole lot more to read between now and when I resume my classes and teaching responsibilities.