February 23rd, 2008


Reading Week

So I think this week, maybe even starting today, will have to be assigned reading week for me (cough amongst other urgent commitments cough). I actually started last night with Jonathan Strahan's Year's Best Short Novels 2007. Technically maybe not the best choice to get quick runs on the board. I'm not much with the logic in the way I work - I have probably 15 novels/books that I am part way through already. Still, I enjoyed the Introduction and it made me feel a wee bit guilty in reading last year's stuff when I, in particular, am supposed to be helping him out with this year's stuff. Course, that was all forgotten when I started the Kage Baker, which is first up and set in the same world as her story in The New Space Opera.

But really... this week is gonan be all about Last Short Story and my own ASif! review queue.

Like .. starting tomorrow. Most definitely.

I always go about things the hard way!

So it's about an hour before people are due to arrive here and it's very different compared to say last year when I had the same sort of get together for my bday. I've taken the day at a leisurely pace - coffee with my Mum and her BFF at about 8am at the shopping center near here. Then we did the food shop. And then it was like all organised so I ended up going out for coffee with the parents and got some fantastic new shoes for Sea Rescue which will also double as walking shoes and I might have bought some more YA books. I've taken the afternoon at a leisurely pace too and everything is set up and ready to go and I'm sipping a glass of wine and reading a book.

Soooooooo different from the way things were with the ex. I was always being rushed and he was always taking so long to do things or wanting to fit ridiculous things in at the last minute so everything was always done on the run. And that's outside my comfort zone. And that may just be why I was so stressed, anxious, snappy and aggressive. I think I am glad that's a "in the before time" for me. It's nice to not be living life every day like that.