Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend Reads

The first week of school is finally over.  I both love and hate the first week of a new semester.  You are excited for your new classes, but not very happy to have homework.  This is also my very last semester EVER at Buffalo State College and as an undergrad.  It's exciting!  But also scary..  I do plan I doing grad school, but not until 2012 (if the world still exists, hahaha.  Aren't you sick of people freaking out over the 2012 crap??!).

I'm only taking one French class this semester.  It's the only one being offered that I haven't taken!  And it's on Moliere *gulp*.  Yes people that's right.  I'm spending a whole semester reading PLAYS!  And I hate readidng plays!  But I'm determined to enjoy myself.  In fact, I think me and Monsieur Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (that's his real name) are going to be bestest best friends by the time May rolls around.  The only problem??  So far the "mythological biography" of Moliere written by Christophe Mory is really, really boring.  But so far I'm just on his childhood, and I think once I get to the part where he's, ya know, working as the Roi-Soleil's tapissier, it'll get much more interesting.  I really can't wait for him to go to jail for a month because he can't pay he debts.  It's gonna be good.

So we're reading this 300+ biography of Moliere (which is kinda not all true because the author makes a lot of assumptions of his life..), plus 3 plays.  I can't remember their names right now though.

I'm also taking a German literature in translation course.  I like it a lot so far.  I wish I could read in German, but I'm not at that level yet.  I definitely feel like I'm missing something by reading the translations though.  My teacher gives us a few pages each class of the German version and I always feel like the English is leaving something out..  It switches paragraphs around and whatnot.  Someday I'll be reading in Deutsch though, so it's all good.  We're reading Death in Venice by Thomas Mann right now, and then one or two of his other short stories.  Then we're reading some Hesse, Brecht, and I can't remember the last person.

Oh and I'm also taking a fun Criminal Law course which I love.  It's like right out of Law and Order.  So I'm totally in my element ;)

Hope you all had a great weekend!  I'm off to finish up my homework!


  1. Your post has made me miss being a student. I finished up two years ago and whilst I was really glad to be away from it at the time, now I miss it.

  2. I'm so jealous of your classes!! I can't wait until I'm heavily into lit courses -- and French plays and a biography??? HEAVEN!!