Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Vacation Files: Napping and Books

I think my body and brain must know that I'm on spring break this week. Friday night, I got home from clinic, ate dinner, curled up on the couch to watch an episode of The Wire, woke up three hours later, brushed my teeth, went to bed, and slept for another eight hours. Yesterday, I napped in the afternoon, went out with some friends but ducked out early because I was getting a headache/couldn't stay awake, and slept for NINE FULL HOURS last night. This is UNHEARD OF for me. I generally get about five or six hours of sleep a night and bound out of bed by 6 or 7 in the morning, but both yesterday and today I didn't drag myself up until past 9. Guess that's what vacation is for...

It's actually not much of a vacation since I'm working four out of five days, but just having a break from classes for the week is nice. I also tried to give myself a break from schoolwork this weekend, although I do have quite a bit to get through this week. I am planning to drive up to Other City next weekend to see my college roomie, who I miss very much and can't wait to see.

And, anyone who has been reading this blog knows what my favorite part of any vacation is: BOOKS.

Books of the week:
Getting Played by Jody Miller—Academic but readable and very powerful, especially for anyone interested in violence against women and the urban poor.

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson—Beautiful and heartbreaking.

We Are Water by Wally Lamb—Ehhhh...I feel like this guy is overrated. Nothing really compared to his first novel (She's Come Undone). Too wordy and too political.

Okay. Off to eat lunch, and probably take another nap, because I've been awake for over five hours and that is MUCH TOO LONG.

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