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It’s Monday, What Are You… (10/16)


Saturday is Readathon! I’ll have more about that on Friday (probably).

Unfortunately, I haven’t been very excited about any of the novels I’ve been reading and a short story marathon will burn me out. It’s still slump city around here. I might be adding some nonfiction to Saturday’s pile.

alt text In the Matter of Nikola Tesla by Anthony Flacco

DNF – Every character not Tesla sounds exactly the same. And Tesla is super quirky. Tiresomely quirky.

alt text The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike

Still reading – I think this one might be losing something in translation. The dialog feels…dubbed? But I’m about 45% through and the creepiness is accumulating.

alt text The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James

Listening to – It’s a little more romance-y than my usual fare. There are certain tropes in romances that get on my nerves, but I’ll probably finish it.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Book Date


Took a long weekend vacation to Middle Earth. While building my hobbit house and occasionally losing all my equipment to bandits and the Midge Marshes, I listened to an audio book and caught up on podcasts.

My cozy little hobbit house. I opted for a blue door.

I pretty much allowed myself to be obsessed with the game from 2pm-ish on Friday until 11pm-ish Sunday. Other than a quick check of email in the morning, I wasn’t really online. That might have been the nicest part of the whole weekend.

I’m not advocating being an ostrich and avoiding topics that might cause discomfort, but occasionally, for me, an introvert, online activism is way too loud. I understand that many people are passionate about certain topics, but often engaging in social media just feels like I’m being shouted at by thirty people. I care, but it’s exhausting.

This week: Time to come back to the real world. I have writing and reading to do, and two league games on the slate.

What Was I Doing?


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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