Exam results are going to published next week instead of yesterday as planned. Having convinced myself that I didn’t care I suddenly realised that actually I do. We did get our group’s finance coursework result though – an A – a real relief as it was the kind of thing that if you got wrong you could get really wrong. Thankfully there were enough financial minds in my group (that does not include me!).
I have begun reading my first fiction book since starting the MBA. Normally I read quite a lot of fiction but so far have avoided reading anything that isn’t directly related to the MBA. This is not a sign that I have less to do; it is more an attempt to begin my transition back into the real world in October. I can’t live the rest of my life only focusing only on work after all and I need to get back to real world standards of managing work/life balance.
Just in case you’re interested I am reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. It is roughly part of the science fiction genre but when I tell people I am reading science fiction I get a look that says: “Oh, I didn’t know you were a geek.” I read Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle last year and absolutley loved it. Having studied English Lit at uni first time round, people sometimes ask me what I’m reading hoping to get some high brow injection of literary magic. My answers usually disappoint, though that is usually because many people’s conception of great literature does not include any crime fiction, or sc-fi – which is grossly unfair. Having read Joyce, Delillo, Dickens and Eliot, I can tell you that Stephenson is up there with the best. Read the Baroque Cycle and find out for yourself!