lena finkle's magic barrel

It’s Sunday and I’m Slumping

lena finkle's magic barrelOh, hi. I’m here. I’ve been here, obviously, but I feel like I haven’t shared much of what’s been going on without my Monday updates. We’re still chugging along with the How to Build a Girl readalong on Mondays, which has been fun, and I really hope those of you who aren’t reading to avoid spoilers come back to chat later because the book is a hoot and a half.

Right now real world has kind of infiltrated book world. Even though I’m still getting some reading done, I’m definitely distracted and not really enjoying everything the way I should be. After some serious thinking, I decided to leave my teaching job and will be working as a research assistant at a local university starting next month. It’s going to be a huge change, but I’m hoping that it will push me toward a career (and maybe even the PhD track?) I’m much more interested in. Clearly, my mind is all up in the what ifs of that situation and not the books I’m reading.

But I did pick up a few books this weekend that have worked so far. I just started The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman and a graphic novel by Anya Ulinich called Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel. I’ve also been working my way through Carrie La Seur’s The Home Place. Here’s hoping these put me on the road out of Slumpsville!

Am I alone in my slumping or is everyone basking in summer reading?