I am approximately 100% done with 2016. I was already hugely demotivated, and to top it off I got hit by another bout of bad luck a little over a week ago. Right before visiting a concert with friends, I missed a step at the bus stop when we arrived and twisted my ankle. I now have a tear in my ankle ligament and ugh. It continues to hurt and it’s apparently going to take 6 weeks to heal. I already miss my regular workouts, and I also realised I friggin’ love walking, which I can’t do properly right now 😐 Plus, I was preparing for the Color Run in less than two weeks and my running was going so well… Have to cancel that, obviously.
So big fat sigh.
That said, I’ve been reading. I passed my 52 book goal for 2016 and upped my goal to 65 (which I suspect I will pass easily too). My attention span is really short these days, so I’ve been switching back and forth between multiple books.
Read in August
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling
- Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith
- How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
- Foxfire by Nobuko Yoshiya
- Kersenbloed (Een groene bloem #0.5) by Floortje Zwigtman
- Schijnbewegingen (Een groene bloem #1) by Floortje Zwigtman
- The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho
- Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alice Bechdel
The Cursed Child did not live up to my expectations at all, but I did manage to grab two tickets for the play for September next year, for me and a friend. I am quite excited! In more HP related news, in November they are doing the Harry Potter in Concert show in the Netherlands and I got tickets for that too, hurray!
I loved Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home! Highly recommended. Also, I have been reading Dutch LGBT+ YA, Een groene bloem series by Floortje Zwigtman. I enjoyed the prologue novella and the first book. I’m currently on the second book (after that, one more to go) and getting a bit tired of it. Must be the attention span thing.
Reading in September
I don’t have any specific plans for September, except for #ReadingRhys, a Jean Rhys reading week. I plan to read Good Morning Midnight and perhaps Sleep it off Lady.