There really is a temporal vortex in my closet. It was just Sunday. How is it Sunday again?
This wasn’t a busy week work-wise, but I didn’t get as much accomplished as I’d hoped, due to spending my day off dealing with exterminators, getting my cat out of the apartment while they were spraying my apartment, doing a lot of driving around in heavy rain, and getting new lenses for my glasses. I didn’t have nearly enough downtime that day. The rest of the week? I was working on a couple of personal projects that ate up my normal reading time.
That said, I downloaded Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom from the library to my phone, so I had something to read in the little snippets of time I found. Granted, I did sit down and read the last quarter of it on Friday night while ignoring everything else I needed to do, if only because I had to find out what happened.
I’m still working on The Return of the King and The Blue Sky. Because I have plenty of time today (for once!), I’ll probably sit down with a big cup of tea and the Tolkien and get on with the business of reading. I think The Blue Sky is a book I’ll have to chip away at over the next weeks.
Also… American Gods! Wow! I sat down to watch the first episode, and did NOTHING else while watching. It’s my Midwestern protestant upbringing, I think, that prompts me to be doing something productive while watching television, but there are times where a show is so compelling that I just… don’t. I almost wish that I could un-read the book, American Gods, so I didn’t know what was going on and so the mystery would be fresh. On the other hand, I do like catching all the details around characters like Mr. Wednesday and Shadow. The show doesn’t try to explain those mysteries, either. It just lets them be so the viewer will have to unravel them over the course of the season.
So that was my not-particularly-productive-from-a-reading-standpoint week. I’m going to try to read more this week, but we’ll see how it goes. It’s already promising to be a little crazy.