Skip to main content

Featured Post

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata | Thoughts

    Published on : 2018 (translation)   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Japan One line review : Keiko would rather behave exactly as others expect her to so she doesn't disappoint "society", and so she works at the same convenience store without changing anything about her life, but very soon the same society expects her to "upgrade" (change career and find a husband), except there is no manual on how to do these.  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   When something was strange, everyone thought they had the right to come stomping in all over your life to figure out why. I found that arrogant and infuriating, not to mention a pain in the neck. Sometimes I even wanted to hit them with a shovel to shut them up, like I did that time in elementary school. But I recalled how upset my sister had been when I’d casually mentioned this to her before and kept my mouth shut. Thoughts : When I started reading Convenience Store Woman , I had no idea what to expect. The synopsis does not give a

Defense, done and dusted!


I'm finally done with my thesis defense! And unofficially graduated. There is some paperwork left to be done, but otherwise I'm well on my way! Just thought I'll leave a quick note here, in case you are wondering where I am. I considered putting up a bookish post today, but realized I was too tired to type anything intellectual right now. So, instead, I'll return back tomorrow! :) Thanks everyone for your good luck wishes!

Comments

Rebecca Chapman said…
Great! I remember handing in my thesis, it was the best feeling in the world. Congratulations!
Woohoo! Congratulations! I know you've been working hard on it!
Anonymous said…
Congratualtions - Relax and celebrate!
bermudaonion said…
This is wonderful news! Congratulations!!
Way to go, Aths! Congratulations! I'm sure that's a huge weight off your shoulders.
Bookventures said…
Congratualtions ; )
Molly said…
CONGRATULATIONS!! I hope you are planning to do something outrageously fun to celebrate :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
Wahoooo! You need a spa day now :)
Wahooooooooo! That is so exciting and must feel so good. Congratulation!
That is fantastic! You should be really proud of yourself.
The1stdaughter said…
Congrats! Such exciting news! Now take a day off and look forward to a great new adventure! YAY!
Congrats, Aths! That is awesome!
Congratulations! That is s amazing. You must be so proud...and relieved!
Anonymous said…
If it was a thesis defense then you must have finished the big kahuna (PhD)!

My hat goes off to you Aths. It is the best feeling in the world; one I hope to experience one day.
J.G. said…
Hats and caps off to you! Take some time to bask in the glow!
Anonymous said…
Congratulations!!! Enjoy your awesome achievement.
Anonymous said…
Congratulations!
Lisa said…
Congrats! Sending you a virtual pat on the back!