So How’s it going?

So how’s it going out there ? You all staying safe and staying inside? What are you reading while self isolating? Me? Well not a whole lot. I thought when this started about a month ago (I can’t believe I’m going on my 4th week here!) that I was going to read all these books and that hasn’t really happened. I did finish two books and they were good and I enjoy them but since then I’ve really hard time focusing. I’m sure we are all feeling the same anxiety and stress of the times and it makes it really hard to concentrate. I’ve tried to start a few books but either I’m just not in the mood for them right (it turns out I have a lot of books that center around rebuilding after a global pandemic or disaster of some sort. A little bit to close to home at the moment.) or I just can’t focus long enough to comprehend what I’m reading and I end up reading the same paragraph over and over. Instead I’ve been watching a lot more on Netflix and TV. I find putting on a TV show or a movie is easier because I can be a little bit more passive. If I tune out for a bit it’s okay and still be okay. I don’t have to focus quite as much. I also wonder if the reason I’m having a hard time reading is that I used to do most of my reading on my commute to and from work. I’m obviously not commuting now. So maybe since my routine has been interrupted and I haven’t found a way to include reading in my new routine. Maybe I need to try audio books. Anyways, I hope that you all doing well and taking care of yourself. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Be safe everyone!

1 thought on “So How’s it going?

  1. I can sympathize as I did most of my reading either commuting or during my downtime at work. When this first started, I was also of the mindset that I would have so much time. My job actually sent me home before NJ schools closed but then schools closed soon after and I’m basically a 4th grade teacher for 8 hours a day during the week. In some ways, that’s even more demanding than my job.

    I hope to still get some more reading done and dive into some books I want to read. Before all this started, I was actually going to start reading an academic Bond book written by a professor who teaches a class at the University of Oklahoma on James Bond and gender. I just don’t know if I can put myself in the right frame of mind for an academic text though.

    I know I sound like a broken record but if you feel inclined, the Young Bond books I told you about and have written about. It offers just the right kind of escapism for just this kind of occasion. Selfishly, I’m also curious to find out what you think of them given how much you’re into YA.

    Hope you stay safe and healthy.
    Jack

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