So it's smack in the middle of this long weekend, and I've been catching up on my sleep a lot! Plus being my birthday weekend, there's an added lightness to the days. After a really busy yet productive week, I'm quite relieved for this three-day break. Well, there is typically nothing called a holiday for graduate students, but I've lived by that rule for a long time, that I don't particularly care to break it off now.
The best news for me this week was that I finally managed to get most of my thesis done. I now have a lot of fine-tuning to do, but since I've written quite a lot, I don't need to exercise my grey cells more than needed. I'm beginning to catch the butterflies in my stomach, since there's only a month now for me to graduate. I'll be deciding the dates this week with my advisor.
Helen @ Helen's Book Blog has created. The Middle East Reading Challenge is for those of you interested in literature set in the Middle East. We all know of many such books, and some of us have loved books like Arabian Nights, Persepolis, I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, Day After Night, and City of Veils, or plan to read them. So here's my challenge entry. Helen has a great list of recommendations at her blog for this challenge, and since most of them are in my TBR, I'm going to jump into this challenge. (Moreover, I've decided that henceforth, I'll mainly sign up for challenges that expand my reading matter-wise.) The best part of this challenge is that you can choose any number of books you want to read. It runs August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2010. I'll decide my books over the next few weeks, but I'll recommend that you join in too!
Happy 4th of July to my US readers! Happy Sunday to the rest of the world!
And if you haven't yet entered my Birthday giveaway, what are you waiting for?