What are you doing/thinking/wondering/making/reading/
Doing: Taking lots of photos of flowers. I really love Spring. I also spent part of the weekend participating in the Dog Days of Summer readathon. I needed to catch up on some reviewing material... but I don't really need an excuse to spend the weekend reading.
Watching: Doctor Who starts tonight! The in-laws are coming over to watch it with me.
Thinking: I was perhaps somewhat unreasonably irritated by the name of the Dog Days of Summer readathon because it isn't summer here. It annoys the hell out of me to see snow in the shops in the middle of summer, beaches on the calendars in winter and festivals to the dead being celebrated in spring. The experiences of a whole hemisphere of the planet being ignored. It gives me a slightly better appreciation of what it must be like to experience micro-aggressions--though only slightly. I imagine the micro-aggressions experience by people without my white, cis-gender, (mostly) able-bodied privilege are so much worse. And I also feel a little annoyed with myself because the organisers of the readathon are lovely people who didn't mean anything by it.
Reading: Just finished A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan as part of the readathon. I'm thinking my next read will be Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier, since it will have to be returned to the library soon.
Wondering: I've got a busy couple of weeks coming up. I'm really hoping I'll manage to squeeze everything in.
Writing: Mostly birthday cards. September is a bit crazy on that front.
Drinking: Lots of Australian green tea. I need to restock on some teas but will wait until after my birthday.