Well, since my job ended last week I’ve been working on sending out applications and such, but it’s more complicated than the normal job hunt because I’m also trying to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. Okay, not the rest of my life, but at least the rest of my life the next few years as far as location and potential graduate school is concerned. This week included a lot of soul-searching, a lot of staring up at the ceiling trying to figure things out, and a lot of pained journal writing.
When I haven’t been trying to figure everything out, I’ve been taking care of all those things that seem to slip by when working most of the day–mainly picking up my apartment, making all those pesky appointments like the eye doctor that I’ve been putting off, and organizing things. I’ve also been writing quite a bit. There’s something calming about being able to slip into the worlds my characters inhabit and control THEIR lives when I’m struggling to control my own.
Monday I shared another installment of O.W.L. mini-reviews.
Wednesday I reviewed The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, which was delightful.
Thursday I participated in What’s Next? and ask you to help me pick my next read.
Friday I reviewed Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, which has shaped up to be my favorite book read so far this year.
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready
The S-Word @ Cuddlebuggery
Both this post & several of the comments are worth reading and thinking about.
Bookish Life: Do You Really Know Me? @ Oh, the Books!
Asti talks about online friendship & I basically want to just applaud everything she’s said.
Shout or Secret? @ So Obsessed With
I love this post about books we want to “shout” about and books we want to keep “secret”. I know I have a few books that feel so personal to me that the desire to keep them “secret” is strong.
Discussion: Being a Diversifying Reading or Being a Diverse Reader @ The Book Addict’s Guide
Brittany talks about being a diverse reader in terms of genre, category, etc. and reading outside your comfort zone.
Question of the Week:
I’ve decided to add this to my weekly wrap-ups because it’s fun(from what I’ve seen in other places around the blogosphere) and it makes me feel slightly less self-indulgent. So this week’s question is. . .
What’s your dream job?
Clearly, the job/work search is on my mind. My “dream job” has always been a writer of some sort–a hybrid author/technical writer maybe? But there are so many things that interest me! I’d like to work in a library or museum. . . I have multiple dream jobs, and they tend to shift every few months.