Well, not completely finished, but I'm one step closer in preparing for my qualifying exams, which leads to taking the exams, which leads to starting my dissertation, which leads to getting my Ph.D, which leads to getting a job, which leads to tenure, which leads to a nice house with a garden. Yes, this whole process is basically about swiss chard.
Here's a pic of the 127 books on my lists, which I've now completed reading some degree of, annotating, and putting the notes into my citation database and this blog. I've got a week now to read some of the books more completely and review my notes. Then, a week from tomorrow, I receive my exam questions and write answers for ten days, then have an oral exam next month. If all goes well, I will become a Ph.D candidate on Cinco de Mayo.