Hello, book friends! Is it Wednesday again already?
Time is flying by as I prep for new student orientation and the fall 2022 semester at work. While I am overwhelmed at times, I’m getting into a good groove and feel satisfied with my work most days, so at least there’s that!
I have not done much reading in the past week, so rather than attempt to update the nonexistent, I’m doing another unorthodox post for this week’s What We’re Reading Wednesday.
Let’s call it…
Things I Did Last Week Instead of Reading
1. Scroll through Instagram reels
I wrote an essay not too long ago about how I downloaded TikTok for about 48 hours after marathon listening to an internet culture podcast. While I did delete TikTok, I’m not a bit more into Instagram reels than I care to admit. I find many of them cringey, but there are a few good trends that I enjoy and I end up scrolling for a while to find them.
2. Fail miserably at baking bread
I’ve been continuing on my challenge of baking through an entire Great British Bake Off cookbook, and have arrived at the bread chapter. If you know, you know — bread week is always a huge challenge on the show, and so it was for me. I didn’t plan it out properly and tried to rush things so I could say I’d gotten the bake in. Only, bread doesn’t like to be rushed, and it came out massively underproved, making it dense.
3. Go for a long run by the river
Now that I’m half marathon training, my long runs are back! Andy and I ran down by the river for an hour, then I made him take me to get a matcha latte and massive scone because the runger is real.
(Incidentally, I am blogging through my training experience over at my other blog, Running Into Joy, and would love to have you follow along if you’re interested!)
4. Play Sims and wish High School Years would just come out, already.
There’s a new Sims 4 expansion coming out on Thursday (not that I’m counting), so I’ve been playing the game so I can really lean into that anticipatory excitement. Once High School Years actually comes out, I won’t have as much time to play as I’d like, since August is coming and I’ll be working long hours with orientation and the start of the semester.
5. Stare wistfully at my Kindle, think about reading, then do literally anything else.
I really have thought about books and reading a lot over the past week. I just never quite felt like sitting down to actually, you know… read. Aside from a bit of light reading before bed at night, my brain just needed a break. So here I am reminding you, yet again, that it’s okay to have weeks (months, years) when you don’t read as often. It doesn’t make you any less of a book person, I promise.
That’s it for me this week, book friends! Now it’s your turn. How was your week in reading, or in life? Let me know what you like to do when you’re not feeling called to your books.