The Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Reader is an opportunity to share with the blogging community what bookish things are happening in our world. So what have I been doing?
Reading | I powered through Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time in one day this past week. It felt awesome. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to binge read like that. I randomly decided to use that book in my Intro to Lit class this Fall because I suddenly remembered enjoying it way back in 2009 when I read it the first time. Yes, I know, I really take great pains to determine what to read in my classes. After my re-read, I do not regret my impulsive choice.
We will also be reading Ender’s Game and American Born Chinese this semester, along with some short stories I have yet to pick out.
Watching | I’m still stuck on Shameless, and I’ve made it all the way to season 5 now.
Blogging |Last week, I posted a review of How Full is Your Bucket? and a look at Personality Quizzes in general. This week I have reviews going up for Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It and Jeri Smith-Ready’s Shade Trilogy.
Hating | I can’t sleep. I’ve never been what you might call “good” at it, and over the past 20 odd years, I have had multiple diagnoses (fibromyalgia, alpha-delta sleep anomaly, blame it on the back) and multiple medications and practices (no food, more food, no liquid, more liquid, no exercise, more exercise, etc.) regarding my sleep problem. For the past two and a half years, it’s been brutal. This past year, I have tried melatonin, every OTC sleep aid possible, essential oils, hemp oil, Belsomra, Trazodone, Ativan, and Ambien. And alcohol. And alcohol in combination with those other drugs. I’m not proud. Just saying. A combination of hemp oil and Ambien comes closest to helping. Ambien alone doesn’t put me to sleep, and I end up laying in bed for three-ish hours, depressed. If I take them both, I seem to be asleep within an hour and only wake up once or twice…which is much better than the absolutely 0 minutes of sleep I get when I take nothing. No exaggeration; I can lay in bed all night long and not fall asleep once. So that’s where I’m at there….
Thinking | It’s probably time to start doing some actual planning for the upcoming semester. Meh, classes don’t start until August 20…
Loving | Time with the kids. We are down to the last month of summer. Bahhumbug. But, we’ve been having a lot of fun, including a hot, sweaty, fun trip to a Jump Zone.