Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Not Ready Yet

I just realized that the spring semester started today, and I'm not ready for that yet. I still can't look at books or even get near them even though they are practically all around the apartment. This is the first time that I don't feel like studying again after taking a break, and the other thing that feels weird is that I don't really have classes this semester. All my work now is meeting with my director and writing my thesis, no classes and homeworks, and no classmates to talk with. I was wondering that maybe this is why I don't feel ready for the semester since I don't really have a "semester". Another thing, I'm graduating in May, which I don't want to even think about right now because I've always liked being a student and I'll have to be something else when I graduate.

So, I've been absent from the blog world for a very long time now and I don't have a real excuse this time except for saying that I have been rebooting from the past semester's work all this time! I did nothing but sleeping, watching tv, and sleeping some more!

I just realized that I used the word "time" many "times"!!! :D
Isn't there another word?!

I haven't started the actual work on the thesis yet, but I have been preparing for the topic and materials since summer. At the beginning I decided to write about Oscar Wild and the New Woman movement in the late 19th century, and I started reading about the topic and collecting materials, but I was short on that and I reached a dead end. So I had to change it. Fall semester started and the first novel I read was Jane Austen's Emma, and then it hit me: there is nothing better than writing about Jane Austen, especially when the interest in her novels is ever increasing all the time. So I talked to the professor of this course who is also my thesis director and she said that I can find many things to write about concerning Austen and her novels. So a new search was in session, and I started getting all those books on Austen's life and her novels and many other related topics. I know she is not a feminist and she wouldn't even consider herself so, but her novels certainly have many similar aspects. And that's what I'm going to write about. Luckily, PBS channel started a Jane Austen movies' marathon yesterday in which they will play all of the movies depicted from the six novels that she wrote. I watched Persuasion yesterday and I liked it a lot. My friend said that it's not the same as the novel at all, but I still liked it. Right now, I'm reading The Jane Austen Book Club.

Oh, did I mentioned that I went to New York last week? I went by myself but I met my friend there. I had a great time and visited so many places in two days. The trip was actually three days but the third day was for traveling back, it's about an hour and a half on plane, but it took me about three hours on the bus to get to the airport because it's located in another city.
This will need another post, with pictures of course!

Countdown has begun!