So much for…

…life quieting down. I haven’t posted in almost a month. I haven’t read much during that time, although I did finish an audio book. Part of the reason I haven’t read much is because of life happening. These past couple of weeks I have been dealing with what turned out to be an infected tooth, which needed root canal treatment. That was finished a week ago, since then the area has been a bit sensitive, especially at night, but it’s now returning to normal. But part of my reading a lot less is because I get too easily distracted. One ping from my tablet and I end up checking my email, which then leads to another session of doom scrolling.

At the moment I’m playing a lot of Animal Crossing during the day. A couple of times a week I diamond paint for a couple of hours, mostly during my days off. And at night I like to cross stitch. I found that I can do that whilst watching TV. I’ve almost finished my fourth project, so I hope the order I put in last week for supplies for me next couple of projects will be shipped soon.

What I did read I liked, so at least there’s that. I especially enjoyed the second book in David Hewson’s Pieter Vos series, The Wrong Girl. I’m now reading T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones, a horror book, which seemed appropriate for the time of year. I’m enjoying it and I did read over 70 pages yesterday, which is a lot for me at the moment.

I don’t think I’ll start reading more any time soon. There are more and more Covid19 cases each day in the Netherlands, which worries me and leads to stressful sessions of doom scrolling. It’s interesting, actually. Seven years ago, after the fire next door (and a lot of damage to our place) and when things kicked off with the Family Thing I found that reading was my escape. Not in this situation. Probably because I discovered more hobbies since, or because I have simply changed.

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