Saturday, October 22, 2016

RAT Checkin #3: Naps and Human Interaction

The eye fuzziness finally persuaded me to take a 45 minute nap.

I love naps.  The problem is, I tend to over-do it.  Once I'm fully asleep, I bitterly resent waking up again.  So a timed nap made me a bit nervous.  HOWEVER, my read-a-thon joy is such that I bounced out of bed the second my alarm went off.

Okay, not BOUNCED, exactly.  And it may have taken a few minutes.  But the main thing is, I didn't just roll over and go back to sleep.

The nap was neatly sandwiched between a couple of fast reads.  Before I lied down, I read Thor: Goddess of Thunder Vol. 1.  It was pretty good, but I'm not really a comics reader, and I found some of the panels confusing, as well as only having the shakiest sense of the broader universe in which it takes place.  Still, much was made of the fact that when a unknown young woman picks up Thor's hammer when Thor cannot, she becomes Thor, not "Lady Thor" or any such nonsense.

After my nap I read Gone Fishing, a novel in verse that it turns out is even more juvenile than Middle Grade.  I guess a kid might like it?  If they were into fishing?  It didn't do much for me.

My daughter had it in her mind that she wanted to make sausage rolls.  I'm not entirely sure why, but I figured I was probably also due for some form of interaction with the fam, so I agreed to coach her through the dough making process.

I'll wind up this hour with some laundry and helping my husband with a design project he's working on, then I'm going to start with another novel!

1. What are you reading right now?
Great question.  I'm between books, and deciding between several books.  I may go with a random number generator to choose.
2. How many books have you read so far?
Five: two novels, two juvenile novels in verse, and a graphic novel/comic collection.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Whichever novel(s) the generator picks from the ones I'm excited about, plus the YA graphic novel Honor Girl.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
It's been pretty good, actually, though I think my husband is starting to feel lonely.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I got hardly any sleep last night but am doing okay with only that one nap.  Also, I'm surprised about my vision issues.  Never been a problem before, and I'm not pleased.  

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