Oh man. H8 "straight white privileged male angst about reasonable consequences". (Even though that's Siddharsvara to the jot and tittle.) (But he's on purpose.)
As for your getting up to reading speed, I can't imagine how mid-terms, working on post-graduate work, and teaching bonehead plagiarists is possibly affecting your free time! NO IDEA.
... I do hope that you get some free time, though; you've always seemed happiest to me when you have some time to let your mind wallow in words.
In the first book, Locke is attacked by enemies he never expected, so I thought his angst had good reason. Here, it's just...okay, how do you not expect to be trapped in a bad position when you've deliberately screwed around with the powerful of the city?
I'm a little freer now; I've finally worked out a system where I alternate the writing with other things, and that helps.