Ah, (almost) summer. Time to indulge in some pleasure reading (and listening, writing, puzzling, watching, and so on).
But just after I figured I would read the entire Dollanganger series, just because I read Flowers in the Attic last summer and then Petals on the Wind and If There Be Thorns in the last little bit, I decided I can't do it. It was hard to get through Petals on the Wind. If There Be Thorns was a little easier to get through. Nevertheless, I think I'm actually going to allow myself to let it go. (Yes, I actually had to stop and think about allowing myself to not finish non-required reading. Hello, Overthinking, thanks for stopping by.)
So...instead, I'm going to read other things this summer. I just read the first two pages of The Glamour of Grammar. I'll read more of it in the coming week. I'll have to figure out what fiction I want to dive into next. (I might have an idea or two here somewhere.)
As for listening, I just started The Art of Simple podcast last night. (I had intended to watch tv and then read last night, but my head hurt too badly for either of those.) I started with the June 5, 2011 episode, because that's as far back as iTunes will let me listen (I can see two other episodes before that, but I can't play them). (I'd try to listen from the beginning, but I can't get the archives pages here to open.)
(I might also have recently subscribed to (ahem) three Gilmore Girls podcasts to one day get to.)
Along with the reading and listening (and work, but that isn't ruling every minute of my life for another little bit of time), there will also be watching. There shall be Shakespeare soon: Much Ado and Romeo and Juliet are on the schedule in the coming couple of months. We'd also like to squeeze in seeing a production of The King and I and, well, of course whatever Artown has to offer next month. (Ooh, now I need to go look up what's happening for Artown. I wonder how much, if any, of the calendar is up. Ooh, ooh, just peeked at it and I might have found something to cover a date night.)
In the meantime, I'm off to (continue to) catch up on some blog reading.
The song stuck in my head right now:
"In the Summertime" - Mungo Jerry