This Sunday was one of traveling! And my family of friends. Picked up by Marius and Ingrid by car, drove to Saskia and Arnoud to drop off the laundry I did and pick up Puk to go to the Museon with him! It’s a science museum with a focus on active learning; doing things and discovering. But that’ll be in tomorrow’s post. I had some oppurtunities to read though, despite it not exactly being as comfy as my
I think I’ve done a ‘Sundays in bed with’ on ‘Catcher in the Rye’ before, or the May Bout of Books, but truth to be told: never finished it. But I did now! 😀
Catcher in the Rye
As posted in the GoodReads review: I’m still on the fence about this one. On one hand I like some parts, some narrative. And sometimes it engages me to want to slap Holden in the face. Continue reading
I actually read! o/
It feel like it’s been forever, and it has been a long while. I think last winter was when I really read like I’m used to. So the title of the book I’m reading is somewhat apt I guess? 🙄 But I was tired and I still hadn’t finished reading that Sookie Stackhouse novel! So I tried and somehow read a little over 70 pages (which was more than I already read). I’m still awfully far behind on my Goodreads challenge, as I’ve set it to 52 and I’ve only fully read 4 books (and started in about 10 or more 🙄 ) and not feeling able to read at all for various reasons – mostly health-related though. I’ve lowered it to 26, so I’m still pretty far behind, but I’m hoping to make a big dent in that. I still have 3 full months! Continue reading
I think Pepijn’s badgered me about this book since the day we met. That was in a time my ADHD was yet undiagnosed (though joked about) and at some point wasn’t able to do something I enjoyed most when growing up: Reading. Continue reading
‘The loneliness of prime numbers’ has been on my to-read list for a few years now, I think since my ex Pepijn went to the movie with Saskia. He was coming over this weekend – in the country from Sweden for the holidays – and brought me a copy (his copy?) because he felt it was ridiculous I still hadn’t read it as well. Gifts! Books! He also brought chocolate on a spoon, a mug with spoon in the handle, pepparkakor and coffee. He knows me well, still =’3 He also brought just a little bit of Glögg, which is still in the kitchen.
The mug has ‘No. 3’ on it, launching jokes about how I wasn’t important enough for a higher number and how this would be a funny gift for a tertiair partner. We already had a gag about mugs, as he once bought me and the girl he dated before me a mug with a sweater cozy, quickly dubbed ‘Ex-trophees’.
When he left I felt a bit nostalgic and melancholic, but I had a wonderful weekend before my multidisciplinary therapy at Second Care starts. They promised me would be intense and tough the first few weeks so I was planning to either get drunk, high, or something, but I did neither as I felt no need to, and had a great time without. But I burned through my serotonine and dopamine nevertheless. It’s winter, so that’s an easy task, and it was a very emotional weekend, though mostly positive.
We reminisced, talked, at some point I actually just said he turned asshole when he broke up with me, and his view of relationships was unrealistic and he agreed. It felt good that I was heard, that he understood. He also changed, which makes me feel happy and grudgingly envious simultaneously. Continue reading
I went to the hospital for my the removal of two of my remaining wisdom teeth this Friday. I’m doing alright, it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated, but I’m terrified of the dentist, hospitals, needles and have a bad relationship with sounds. So this was one fun packed trip. The assistent/nurse held my hand for the sedation and the sounds were horrible though most of the procedure was painless, apart from the ‘picking the roots out’. I’m still swollen pretty bad but it’s shrinking and I had some solids today (break dunked in soup and some super soft brownies I made) and the painkillers are now actually sufficient, so doing pretty great!
Thursday I will be going to a reading from my favorite Dutch author, he will be in ‘my’ library, hopefully I will not still look like a hamster. Continue reading
So, I didn’t do this last weeks (and I was sleeping awake, rather then reading) but I am now!
I actually planned to be in bed with a book all day, but then it was sunny for the first time in days so I removed the really sad tomato plants from my balcony, which now in it’s turn is very sad. But! I have been reading a bit. I totally forgot I didn’t completely finish ‘The Hobbit’ during the read-a-thon so I’m doing that now! And during the read-a-thon I had an audio book, so it took me a while to find where-ever the freck I was, turns out: I missed a lot more discs than I thought. So, page 157/233 now. Will finish this tonight or tomorrow morning, depending how much longer the Vlogbrothers will distract me. And soon SOON there will be a movie and I need to go see it in the theater because that’s what you do with HP and LOTR!
What are you reading? Tell me in the comments, doesn’t have to be long!
p.s. I made a typo on a Minute Physics video, saying DFBTA and it got top comment…Of course it did 😆 . Someone suggested it meant “Don’t Forget! Buy the apples!”, that person most definitely is a nerdfighter.