It’s been a very busy week, and I’ve been juggling so many things while under the Pfizer side effects. Which, all’s said and done weren’t too bad but this fatigue is something else. Hope it clears by Monday. I didn’t take any leave and in fact have been doing so much supervision, consultation, attending meetings. It does mean not much time for reading.
I did finish A Prince On Paper, which was the third book in Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals trilogy. I like how Cole takes tropes and themes that are so common in the romance genre and does entirely different things with them, particularly since they are often almost a 101 to negotiating consent, nothing like so many books I read as a teen. Like many who occasionally enjoy books in this “ooops, I married a royal” romance sub-genre, we chortle over the sheer escapism but wouldn’t want to live those lives.
Same cookbooks on my bedside table as last week, though I have been enjoying flipping through them. Oh! And I’m also reading (or was) Mary E Pearson’s Dance of Thieves. I read the first chapter, thought it was wonderful but went “I need to dig into this when I have enough brainspace to really savour/enjoy it”. That was weeks ago. WEEKS.
Maybe I shall dip into it tonight. God knows I’ve read enough work-related novels and literary criticism (redacted those paragraphs).
Don’t do anything strenuous this week, they said. Don’t exercise, don’t work, read your favourite books, they said.
**laughs in tired, strung-out literary academic juggling multiple deadlines**