Tuesday, February 22, 2005

City Girl

I'm a city girl: I admit this and revel in it.

It doesn't take long when I'm back in Montreal to remind me how much I love this city, how much I miss it, and as a result, how much Ontario fucking sucks. I've been "accepted in principle" to the Behavioural Neuroscience Masters/PhD program at McGill. This means that I will be moving back to Montreal in May, and pursuing my graduate studies in September. I've been working really hard to get into this program - my neuroses have been operating in full tilt, and I'm slightly less sane than I was this time last year. So thankfully it'll all be worth it.

I've been ripping through books so far, one of the things I adore about spring break: I can sleep in and spend the day reading and watching movies in my jammies. Good times.

I thoroughly enjoyed Ender's Shadow: it's interesting to see Ender's Game through Bean's perspective. I'm also re-reading Seduced By Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton, since the new Merry Gentry book is coming out in April. I'm just about to start Lamb by Christopher Moore - click on the title in the sidebar for more info. It looks terribly hilarious. After that, it's Metamorphosis by Kafka. Good times.

Listening to: Why Georgia - John Mayer


At 6:25 PM , Blogger Jonathan said...

(tentative) Congratultions!

At 6:25 PM , Blogger Jonathan said...

err... Congratulations :)

At 4:31 AM , Blogger Chorna said...

Fantastic news, Joanna :) I hope it all happens for you in September :)

You sound like me so much! The book reading, that is, and the watching of movie in your PJs. I call mine moo-baa's because they're covered in little pictures of cows (moos) and sheep (baas). But anyway!!

I haven't been able to read/write/watch anything fictitious (unless you count my blog) in such a long time since I started uni last Sept. I'm still trying to find the time to do all those things for *me*, you know?

Anyway, you sound like you're going to be enjoying yourself a lot :) I hope that ends up being the case :)

See ya around!

At 2:34 PM , Blogger Memphis Word Nerd said...

Congratulations (in principle)!

Ender's Shadow is great; I love that whole series. I am eagerly awaiting the next LKH/Gentry book. I'm getting bored with the way that the Anita books are going. Too much smut and gore, too little plot. I keep waiting for her to bring in some of the interesting characters mentioned in the first couple of books (eg, Anita's brother and grandmother).

I just finished a great novel that you might enjoy: Jasper Fford's "Lost In A Good Book". It's part of his Thursday Next mystery series. Light, humorous and very, very creative.

Enjoy your holiday and congrats again.

At 8:40 PM , Blogger Joanna said...

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the congratulations :D

Chorna: I know exactly what you mean, it's a little bit tragic when it becomes hard to spend time purely on yourself. It must be done: I find setting a routine works well. I always read before I go to bed, even if it's only 10-15 minutes!

Memphis: I feel the exact same way about Anita. Too much sex, not enough story. It's become too much like Merry with all the smut, I really miss the earlier books where I was so attached to the characters. Though I admit Jean-Claude has really grown on me since then ;)


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