In order to avoid ending up in a reading slump again, I’m going to be a little freer with my DNFing. Toward the middle of last week, I realized that I was avoiding reading because two of my in-progress books, World, Chase Me Down and The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down just weren’t doing it for me. So, on to the next books!
- Continuing my reread of The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous 19th Century Chess-Playing Machine by Tom Standage – Nonfiction Reading Challenge
- Five “Holmes on the Range” stories in preparation for On the Wrong Track – Wild West Reading Challenge
- Frankenstein Dreams: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Science Fiction by Michael Sims (editor) – library book!
- “A New Man In Time For Christmas” by Dustin Adams – Deal Me In
- “The Speckled Band” by Arthur Conan Doyle
- “The Bride in Sea-Green Velvet” by Robin Furth
Recovering from New Year Fest. Actually, health-wise, it wasn’t too bad. Yes, after playing four games on Saturday, I was pretty beat. We were short-handed and had a couple pickup players, but I don’t think we ever had more than 13 players. We lost all our games, but still had fun. I was fatigued on Sunday and didn’t even go out to watch the rest of the games, but other than my hips aching a little and good bruise on my ankle where I was stepped on during the last game, I was feeling pretty good. So, hopefully back to my regularly scheduled life.
Inadvisably, I decided to delve back into online classes. I’ve joined CS50: Introduction to Computer Science and MUS24.1x: First Nights: Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and the Birth of Opera through HarvardX via edX. Plus, I’m still playing around with watercolors.