I didn’t drop off the edge of the earth. But I started a new job.
Sadly, this leaves me with less time to write and blog, but I hope that once I get adjusted to my new routines I’ll be back (with a vengeance).
Anyway, I realized a few things over the past few days and weeks. Some snippets may be important, some are plain trivial, and some are just me:
- It’s good to use your brain for something you learned (professionally speaking).
- I really love my sneakers. Does that say something about character?
- Adjusting your schedule when you have had a lot of free time on your hands and thus a very flexible daily schedule isn’t as easy as I thought.
- My tolerance for bullshit is way lower than it was a few years back (this has nothing to do with work, though).
- I am so cranky when I’m tired. 🙂
- Migraine sucks.
- My husband must really love me because he puts up with a lot from me. (I love him very dearly, too, by the way. Another realization. But not a surprising one, just one that often slips my mind in daily life.)
- Why is Halloween and Christmas happening in parallel in the stores, but I haven’t seen any signs for “Order your Turkey now” yet?
- My best friend is amazing, and I am one happy person to have her in my life.
- I want to read more and watch less Netflix, but nothing helps me wind down as watching senseless tv action…
Can you relate to some of that? 🙂
Also, my reading habits changed a little (mostly, also due to the job). I am way slower right now (see last point above). Nevertheless, I still read. Currently on my nightstand:
- All Hallows at Eyre Hall, a great novel by fellow blogger Luccia Gray. Bookreview is in the works, but I can already tell you that I liked it a lot! If you want to know more, here’s a superb Q&A with her!
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan. Boy, it’s interesting. Sometimes it feels like my mind expands while reading. Not finished yet, so the final verdict is still out.
- And The Moor, by Laurie R. King. The next one on my list of her excellent Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell novels, but I haven’t touched it yet. Soon!
What are you currently reading? And what makes you find book reviews useful? Are you interested in descriptions, or are you also a fan of “overview features” like “I liked…”, “I disliked…”, “Favorite plot move…” and such? Still trying to get better, so your insights are appreciated!
Have a wonderful Wednesday night, fellow bloggers, readers and friends!