It’s been a long and gruesome summer… and I’ve been totally out of touch with the blogging world. I have no excuses. I didn’t go away for the summer or travel. But rather spent my time working and filling in for people who did decide to travel. Temperatures have been soaring here in the UAE and at the end of each day I’m just too tired to getting around to doing anything.
I have however, done two things over the last couple of weeks.
Firstly, some reflection on my life and where I want to be. Since, it was my birthday in the last couple of weeks, it was naturally the time to sit and evaluate what I’ve done and what I should be doing. I think I’ve got some positive thoughts and plans for the future. Well, at least I didn’t get the birthday blues and all that reflection left me feeling hopeful. Sometimes, it makes sense to just stock of things you’ve accomplished. Even more so when you’re feeling low and don’t think that you’ve done much. Then sometimes, you just realise even the little accomplishments mean a lot.
Secondly, I’ve been reading quite a bit. Over the past few months, I managed to finish a good number of books. Well, at least, good by my standards. The books I read are
- The Class – Erich Segal
- The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (finally!)
- The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (how could I not?!?!)
- Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee (a tad disappointing, I have to admit)
- No Dream Is Too High – Buzz Aldrin (very easy read and I really enjoyed it)
I also started reading War & Peace. One of those big challenges that I’ve always been meaning to do but always put off. Well the bad news is, just 50 pages in I’ve put it off again. I have few more books lined up and I definitely want to make this the year of reading.
I hope everyone’s been well and having a happy summer. It’s back to school now and time for projects and books.
Until next time….
Yes, War and Peace is a bit of a slog. I would recommend reading Anna Karenina instead, if you haven’t already. It’s easier to identify with the characters, and you can skip the parts about land reform in Russia if you don’t find them interesting. W&P is heavy on Tolstoy’s ideas about history.
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Thank you for the suggestion. I will most definitely try reading it. I’ve heard a number of people say it’s a beautiful book.
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