A Quiet WeekendNow this one was very different from the one before. It was very much a time for recharging my (quite spent) batteries. I napped on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons (and I hardly ever sleep during the day).
I was able to devote time to private projects and finish reading a book. I'd almost forgotten what that felt like, with so much time torn between work, Internet and the general business of life. With so much going on, reading can often feel like a luxury that I cannot afford. I finished Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull. I've never lived in Paris, but I understood the ups and downs of adjusting to life in a new place. I'm not sure that I want to do a lot more moving around in my life (at least to another country), but with life you never know.
I am still reading Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks. It's not a difficult or uninteresting book, but it is dense with ideas and I need to take my time ruminating over them as I read. So I may be at that for a while longer.
I started Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer, which I had been thinking about getting for a while. Short stories tend to be so unsatisfying for me, so I tend to stay away but something drew me in with this. So far, so good.....