Currently I am a tightly wound ball of sleep-deprived, holiday OCD, hormonal nesting and it ain’t pretty. I’m trying very hard to read The Return of the Native. I adore the book, but I’m having difficulty slowing my brain down long enough to read. When my brain does start to slow down my body thinks it is naptime. I constantly am waking on the couch with a book slung over my belly and really unattractive sleep-drool on my face. Ah… pregnancy. Hence I didn’t even finish my reread of Harry Potter (although I hope to finish by the end of the year.) Hey, I never said I was a realist.
There are bookish things afoot.
This time of year my “J” function of my INFJ personality gives a little leap. Every one is making book lists, reading plans, and — of course — signing up for reading challenges. I don’t do well with reading challenges. I can’t seem to do one at a time. Instead, I group them together and decide I will read 20 books in a month, but that’s okay because it will count for 12 or so challenges. I also eagerly sign up for read alongs, Good Read discussions and then I end up stressed.
Seeing as I’ll have a baby next year, I’ve decided to sign up for ZERO challenges. Not even a chunkster, or a short story, or a graphic novel challenge. Zilch. I’ve also opted to not devise my own challenges. None of this exhaustive listing or goals. I might do some readalongs or GoodReads groups on the low down, but nothing else. Except I will be co-hosting a Barbara Pym reading week in June with our wonderful and bookish Thomas.
Save the Date! June 1st -8th will be a Pym reading week in celebration of Barbara Pym’s birthday on June 2nd. Of course, I will be making a birthday cake in her honor.
Other bookish putterings around here include buying Persephone her first book, scooping up pristine Little Golden Books at thrift stores, and purchasing a new reading/nursing chair. Right after Christmas I will be assembling my own little nursing/reading/stitching nest in the living room and I promise to show you all (the nest, not the nursing).
Next week I’ll have the great nerd reading year summary. I betcha can’t wait for that! (snark snark snark)