I have a dream. A dream that I'll catch up on my reading assignment for my first class over the Christmas break. I've been a good little girl, complete with the curl, for five and a half weeks. I've completed my writing assignments (which aren't turned in but are for my benefit), I've turned in my logic exercise and taken my logic exam, and I've listened to my lectures and taken notes. Taking classes online ROCKS.
The class is fascinating. It answers all kinds of questions I've been asking for years, combining thoughts from different authors so the answers make sense. The reading would bore me to tears if I tackled any one of these books alone, out of context. But this is SO COOL!!!! And I'm about ready to take my midterm exam. I just need to catch up on my reading.
I don't know how this happened. There's one text book that is eating my lunch. Systematic Theology, by Louis Berkhof. It's the one which would reduce me to a mass of tears and compliance if I were forced to read it alone for any reason. More than 700 pages of size 2 font (it's tiny, folks), and I'm required to read about 75 pages a week, meaning I should be at about page 350 by now. I'm only on about page 150.
Here's the thing: I love this book! In conjunction with the lectures and other readings, everything in it makes sense! The problem is that I love it so much! I can't skim to save my life. First, the technical terms take some getting used to, and if I skimmed, none of the terms would make sense - I'd be reading nonsense. Second, because I like the text, I'm taking my time getting through it, highlighting profusely. It's just taking forever.
So I'm going to do no homework for the next week. I'm going to catch up on my reading. I'm hoping to ignore this blog the rest of the week as well - all blogs. You guys are such a distraction! :) But I'm sure I can't stay away. We'll see. And if I could just give up Sudoku ...
Until I write again ...