Tuesday, May 23, 2006
I have finished
But before I begin Redburn, I'm going to take a break. I'm trying to re-calibrate the battery in my braille-note, and I've got the machine talking to itself in the other room. I miss it when I can't read from it. I also want to read a few articles first or intersperse the articles with my novel-reading. After Redburn, I'm going to read Israel Potter, 1855. And perhaps afterward "The Lightning-Rod Man." I've also been reading the Harpers magazines I've been receiving over the last few months in braille. I haven't been able to read them because my schedule at school has been so demanding. While there's no school, summer vacation is far from idleness. I like to sleep a little longer and slow my pace, but I think I'd probably turn dull if I stopped reading.
I'm also going to work on using my braille-note as a braille display for this computer, in particular, for the Latin files to practice translation. I would like to take my exams sometime in 2007 or early in 2008. I also need to start creating note & summary files. I need to know narratives, & to master perspectives. The first imperative isn't that difficult, the second will be more work. The dissertation seems like a whole different literary genre-- one that stands by itself.