Is that even possible? After one month at my new job I have found my greatest battle besides fighting physical exhaustion is to work up the desire to do the things I love. On the one hand, this is the best, most fulfilling job I have ever had. On the other, I spend most of my off hours sitting on the couch, staring at the tv, and having my feet rubbed by my most excellent husband. What a guy!
I’m finally getting used to the pace, really. I almost left on time the other day!
When I looked over the number of posts written in February as opposed to January, I was taken aback. Where has the time gone? And I read 11 books in January and only 2 in February! Finished books anyways.
I started reading The Seance by John Harwood and it is very good. In Victorian times there was a great interest in spiritualism and charlatans swindled vulnerable, grieving people out tons of money by pretending to contact their dead loved ones. Harwood included some old instructions of how to make a fake ghost by dying fine silk white and adding chemicals to make it soft.
To manifest a spirit, take twenty yards of fine silk veiling, at least two yards wide and very gauzy….In a darkened room the fabric will appear as a soft, luminous vapor. – Revelations of a Spirit Medium (1891)
It is woven into a mystery, ghost story, not quite a whodunnit but rather a wherearethey story. It’s quite clever and has been compared to The Woman in White. Unfortunately I was using this as my bedside table book and often fell asleep after just a few pages. Finally I lost track and gave up. I’m going to wait a couple of weeks and start again.
I also received Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark, my latest review book for Librarything Early Reviewers. It was one of those books that took two months to get and since there are no reviews on it yet, I assume this was a problem for everyone slated to get it. I start it later this week.
I’m sure this is just a temporary thing and my reading will be up to snuff soon. I hope everyone has a great reading week!