Today’s the last day of my two-week “vacation” at home. Tomorrow, the first working day of the year (`sif I haven’t been working on work stuff at home because academic vacation, amirite) begins, and I thought I’d post in here a little earlier than I’d planned, simply because I have things to share!
I’m… a little terrified of my current reading list, to be honest! Over the past few months, the list of books has accumulated to 11! Some of these are in series, so the moment they are replaced, another book will take its place.
Right now, I’m close to finishing my reread of N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season, and I’m also reading the first novella in Jennifer R. Donohue’s Run With The Hunted series, plus Hope Mirrlees’s Lud-in-the-Mist. I hope to finish rereading Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring in the near future. I’ve also finished re-reading the first book in Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time — The Eye of The World. I’ll probably be wanting to talk about this great re-read in future posts. I immediately moved on to The Great Hunt because I’m really riveted by this reread, and The Eye of The World was the main book I enjoyed during my two week vacation-at-home.
Mostly, I’m carrying forward with my reading M.O. from last year. Not be too caught up with the metrics of how many books I read per year. I mean, I liberated myself from places that count listening and reading metrics, so why impose those paradigms on what should be for pleasure? If I document what I read in terms of numbers — that should solely be for myself, and not for general consumption. On the other hand, I **can** talk about what I’ve enjoyed reading here.
I probably won’t talk about what I don’t love or don’t enjoy reading because you know how the internet can be these days and I’m all about protecting my energy these days. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done in 2022, and it’s best done with an uncluttered mind and relatively happy heart.
Addendum: I beg your pardons for being fickle, but as I said — I’m protecting my energy. I find that I am as reluctant to share my advances in language and chess learning as I am with my other extracurricular pursuits.
One of the most valuable lessons I have been re-learning lately is that not everything needs to be documented.