Fall Reading 2017 – Herbstlesen: Day 2

Like last weekend I’ll participate in the cozy „Herbstlesen“-event that the Winterkatze puts up again. Though I have to say there won’t be as much reading today as there was last Sunday because the day I have planned is busy, busy, busy.

So first I’ll do the dishes, and then I’ll go for a run, and help making lunch, and in the afternoon I hope to record another episode of my knitting podcast.

I am currently reading „The Delirium Brief“ by Charles Stross which is excellent, and has me on the edge of my seat. I can barely put it down, and will probably finish that this weekend. It is the eighth novel in the „Laundry Files“ series and I recommend starting with the first book. If you’re anything like me you will then just speedread through them all.

Yesterday I read my way through the short „The Healthy Professional Writer“. I did like it even though I only took a few things from it. I think this would be excellent for writers who suffer from migraines (which I don’t) but I still found it fascinating to read about the author’s journey to health. I like it that she stresses the fact that there is no one true way for every one but that we need to listen to our bodies and find out what is good for us.

The other non-fiction book I’m reading is „Why We Sleep“. Really good book too, only I’m not sure if I’ll have the head space to follow along today. I’m still stuck in the first part where he shows all the benefits we get from sleep, and what can go wrong if we don’t get enough of it. Which is somewhat terrifying and has me want to put in more effort in getting enough sleep. (And I’m typing this rather tired because we went out to see a band or two last night.)

So I’ll come back and do updates on this post periodically over the day, I only don’t know how many.

Update 3 pm:

I went running, and it was really enjoyable, seems things are changing for the better.

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Then my husband and I made spaghetti bolognese. I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture. Then dishes, then a piece of cake and some more reading.

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I’m 70% into „The Delirium Brief“ and things are picking up. If I could as I want I’d spend the rest of the day reading.

 

Update 6.20 pm:

Well, that didn’t go as planned. On the bright side I did spend more time reading than I had thought I would. On the not so bright side I was not able to prepare the podcast episode because the blog with the shownotes was down for most of the afternoon. So I just gave in, read all the internet and a little in my book. Which I’m really enjoying still.

The bad thing is that I will need to get everything done tomorrow. Humpf.

But now it’s time for dinner. Then reading. It feels like I am in need of a day off. Yet again. But „The Delirium Brief“ ist still rather riveting. I’m on page 296 and we’re approaching showdown. (Still 90 pages to go so there will be room enough for things to get much worse before the end.

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4 Comments

  1. Die “Laundry Files” hast du ja schon häufiger erwähnt. Irgendwann muss ich da auch mal einen Blick reinwerfen, wenn du so begeistert bist. Wenn nur die Wunschliste eh schon so schrecklich lang wäre … 😉

    Ich drücke die Daumen, dass du heute deine Pläne ungestört umsetzen kannst und nicht wieder alles über den Haufen schmeißen musst. Viel Spaß beim Laufen und podcasten!

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    1. Laufen war schon mal schön. Heute läuft wahrscheinlich alles wie geplant (klopft auf Holz). Ich habe mich mal wieder etwas verschätzt, putzen werde ich wahrscheinlich verschieben, aber das ist nicht so schlimm.

      “Laundry Files” sind wirklich sehr gut. Durchaus spannend, gruselig und lustig.

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      1. Du siehst auf dem Foto auch zufrieden aus (und nicht so fertig wie auf einigen anderen Lauffotos, die ich von dir schon gesehen habe). 🙂 Der Kuchen sieht lecker aus, davon hätte ich jetzt auch gern ein Stück zum Nachtisch!

        Auch wenn es blöd ist, dass der Tag nicht ganz so lief wie geplant, so ist es doch toll, dass du weiter in deinem Buch lesen konntest. Manche Bücher haben es einfach verdient, dass man ihnen zum Ende hin die volle Aufmerksamkeit schenkt. 😉

    2. Dass an einem Samstag nicht alles sp läuft wie geplant ist eigentlich nicht so schlimm. Die Zeit, eine Podcastfolge von ca. zwei Stunden audzunehmen, habe ich bloß nicht jeden Tag.
      Und ja, Laufen wird langsam wieder etwas weniger anstrengend. Mache deswegen auch mehr Spaß.
      Der Kuchen ist leider alle. Nächstes Mal dann.

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