100 pages per day from now until Thanksgiving, that's my goal. I'm preparing for my qualifying exams, and I still have a lot of things to read. I decided that setting reasonable goals and working toward them is probably the best way to get myself through all of the work that I have to do. So far I've worked through Frank Norris' McTeague, Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie, Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery, and Frederick Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. I'm halfway through Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and I should be able to finish that today.
I also have student papers to read and evaluate. I told my students that they would have their papers back by Wednesday.