This is ... My Reading Material

Sunday, 12 October 2008

I'm at the end of my thesis; I have about four months or so to go. So currently my reading material is all about my thesis and there are stacks of books, articles and my own chapters which I'm continually reading. If I list them all I would be here all day, but the book at the top of the pile at the moment is Angela Carter's The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History.

The other great book I'm reading at the moment is a collection of Christina Rossetti's poetry. Kobi likes to read too; he has a habit of resting his head on my wrist when I'm reading. I can't imagine that's very comfortable for him as my wrists are really skinny, so perhaps he's interested in the reading material. He looks like a little professor to me.

Thanks to my champagne dreams for this week's theme and welcome back Angela! I hope you had a fabulous time overseas.

16 comments:

K. Sundari said...

Wow, your cat is smart! I'm curious to know about your thesis, if you dont mind. Have you mentioned what it was about already?

ashley said...

poetry would be a perfect thing to read to balance the stress of a thesis. what a pretty boy your kitty is!
hope you are having a lovely sunday and thanks for the holiday well wishes- was wonderful indeed;)
x ashley

handmaiden said...

only 4 months to go on the thesis, not long now

flossy-p said...

Kobi will be an expert on your thesis by the time it's done. :)

Windy Days said...

oh gosh, good luck with your thesis! your cat does look quite smart there. :)

Jenny said...

Lots and lots of reading for you! Good luck-not long now! I have a Kobi too but he is a dog:)

Stephanie said...

It's always nice to have company like that when you have a lot to read.

Four more months! That's so exciting.

Erica said...

I love desk photos, more please. And the Stefania photos and the quote below are amazing.

Mila said...

Sounds great, Hila!

Beautiful pictures...

Hope you are well!

Mila.

Hila said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Kirtida - my thesis is kind of hard to explain, but basically it's on adaptations of nineteenth-century literature, particularly Wuthering Heights. I have a political approach - i.e. I look at how certain adaptations of novels in film promote/contest/subvertt certain ideological positions regarding gender, sexuality, national identity, etc. That's about as best as I can explain it :)

Welcome back Ashley - I hope you had a wonderful time!

And yes everyone; Kobi is quite the thesis-expert by now :)

MissK said...

I bet you have a big list of things to do once you finish your thesis,good luck.

Mary-Laure said...

Lovely lovely cat...

Angela Carter is definitely on my reading list. It's a HUMONGOUS list!

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh handwriting...love it! all the best with your thesis!

Hila said...

Thank you ladies :)
And Mary-Laure - my list is huge too!

Will_Bryant said...

i know your kitty!!!
well it sure seems like i do :)

Hila said...

He says hi Will :)