I said in my April round-up that I was hoping for a slightly more optimistic May, and boy, am I disappointed.
I’m in the biggest of reading slumps right now which I why I’ve barely posted this month, except from tags and other such things. Still, I had the urge to blog today so I thought I’d just do a little update.
I’ve read a whopping 93 pages so far in May (for comparison, I read over 3,000 in April) and I’m yet to finish a book. I know exactly what the problem is: I’m not at all invested in my current read and so have no motivation to pick it up. I could just, you know, read something else. Will I do that? No, apparently not. I’m too stubborn. First off, it’s a book that’s been on my shelves for a few years now so I don’t want to have finally picked it up only to put it back on the shelf for another couple of years. It’s also one of the three remaining books I need to read for the If You’ve Got It, Read It challenge. So, instead of reading something I actually enjoy, I have, as usual, decided to Suffer™.
If I haven’t been reading, what have I been doing?
Working. A lot. Work is so busy right now, and because I work in publishing I still feel like I’m getting my bookish fix there. Even if I’m not actually reading, I’m still talking about books all day, so before I know it a week has flown by and I haven’t read a single page. Anyway, work is very busy but it’s all exciting stuff. Less exciting is the news that I will be working from home until November at least. The COVID-19 lockdown has coincided with an office refurbishment, so they’ve decided to keep our disruption to a minimum by maintaining remote working until the refit is done. I actually don’t mind this at all; now that my housemates are slowly going back to their offices I have the house mostly to myself during the day. I quite like working in my pyjamas on my sofa. Ask me again in September; maybe I’ll have changed my tune.
When I’m not working, I seem to have reverted to my teenage of hobbies of playing The Sims, being sad about Harry Potter, and drinking cheap wine… ‘Teenage hobbies’, who am I kidding? I’ve been doing these things well into my late twenties. I just seem to be doing them all a lot more now.
My bestie and I have a weekly video-call date where we play our own made-up Harry Potter drinking game whilst watching one of the films, ie. take one sip when someone casts a spell, down your drink every time you get sad about Wolfstar (we had to ban this rule, it was too dangerous). It’s been really fun and gives me something to look forward to at the end of the week. We’ve done the films in a bit of a weird order, starting with Order of the Phoenix (where the true danger of the Wolfstar rule was realised) and then going back to Prisoner of Azkaban last week. This week is Goblet of Fire so I need to come up with some new rules. Ideas in the comments welcome!
That’s all I’ve got for today. I’m probably going to play The Sims now, but who knows? Maybe I’ll pick up a, uh… how you say…. büük?
I hope you’re all keeping safe in these weird times!
Let me know what you’ve been up to, and if you have
any ideas for Goblet of Fire rules for me!