It’s been quite a while since I’ve written an update or done a book review – not that long (I think my last update was early March?), but I would like to be updating more frequently.
I’m still reading, of course, and thinking up ideas for stories, but it’s been a bit slower lately because: I got a job that I really wanted! I’m a sessional (adjunct) professor at a university, teaching mythology, and I could not be happier. It has been taking up most of my time, however, which means less time for reading and writing when I want to. I will have more time in May and in the summer when the course I’m teaching ends, which I am looking forward to.
Even though I haven’t had time to write or read as much, I still have had ideas and I am reading very slowly, so I can update you all on those!
Currently, I’m reading Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, which I am loving so much. It’s the perfect combination of academia, sci-fi, and philosophy that I enjoy. I’m not finished yet – I think I’m about halfway through – but I am enjoying the savoring of the story. Also, it is written as diary entries, so it’s very easy to put down and pick up again.
As for writing, I am thinking of going back to an idea that very literally came to me in a dream once, about a tree that grew through the middle of my house. I’ve written short poems about this idea before, but I am entertaining thoughts of writing a short story or longer work about it. But that won’t happen beyond an idea until May at the least.
So that’s where I am currently. I hope you are all doing very well, and enjoying the coming of Spring!