I finished it! I finished it! I finished - finally - "Reading Like a Writer"! Yay, me.
After almost FIVE, yes 5!, months, I have finished this textbook. It was not easy... I gave up "leisure reading" for Lent and I have to say it is the only sacrifice I honored - shame on me. Being a fast reader, typically, I just expected this to be another book to me. But it was not... it was a laborous lesson in discipline and thankfully it became a labor of love.
I'm not ready to summarize it yet - lots of data to download, lots of notes to review and scribble-scrabble to decipher. I know as painstakingly as I prodded thru it, I missed so much because I either got frustrated, was interrupted, let my mind wander or pretty much just didn't "get it." Lots of intellectual critiquing by the author zoomed over my head - even after she explained herself I sat there thinking, "WHAT?" ~sigh~ A literary scholar I am so not.
So more to come at a later date, but for now, I just wanted to CELEBRATE this AMAZING accomplishment!