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Status Report: I have fallen behind in my schedule, and am now reading the book in 30 page installments.
This book is taking over my life. Last night my wife asked if I wanted to watch one of the Battlestar Galactic episodes we have on DVD; I sighed and told her I had “work to do.”
It doesn’t help that Seattle has received nonstop rain since the first of November, including some of the heaviest downpours on record. I read about life at sea, put down the novel, look out the window, and see life imitating art, as my backyard becomes a lake and the road in front of my home transmogrifies into an impromptu creek.
I have a pile of unread and intriguing novels sitting on my bedstand. I look at them and feel like a married man in a singles bar.
Favorite passage: Second Mate Stubb observes Captain Ahab pacing the decks, deep in thought. “The chick that’s in him pecks the shell. ‘Twill soon be out.”
Words looked up::
- Carking: Distressing; worrying; perplexing; corroding;