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Spring BREAK, especially.
The coming week may actually mean a chance to read *for fun* a little bit. (Imagine that...!)
What do YOU read, when the weather is nice and you're taking a break from studies & research?
My pile for the next few days includes:
1. old Martha Stewart Living issues on gardening
2. the past 3 months of Harpers Magazine
3. Persepolis II by Marjane Satrapi
An odd mix, but oh well!
When on trips, bfertig, I always assume that I'll read on the plain and then never do. Hope springs eternal, I guess.
Speaking of hope, I hope the end of your thesis is in sight, Sniv.
I will be spending the next week reading a million articles, writing up part of an ethnography, grading...okay I'm sure everyone gets the point, basically it isn't much of a break.
However, lots of grad. students in my dept are going to great places like Europe, Hawaii, and Florida.
Otherwise, no rest. Ever. And how long could a person endure? One's intellectual and emotional health and productivity would certainly suffer. (Which does no good at all, come the end of the semester, right?)
Here one year later (after my original post), this spring break means a trip home to see family for the first time in months. I'm also still using the time to read for fun (although there's also plenty of reading-for-teaching to be done in the meanwhile). Hitting up a couple of used book shops and antique stores in my hometown too. Spending too much on good wine, and staying up far too late (yay!) reading novels long after the family head to bed.
In short, it's lovely.
Happy spring, and St Patrick's Day, to all. And best wishes come the second half of the spring semester. :)