Happy weekend everyone! As you can see, I decided to chop my hair off today. It’s never been this short before, so this was a big move for me. My cough is much better on my new steroid inhaler, though I’m still feeling uber-fatigued. The haircut and lunch out with my friend was about all I could handle today.
I’m already tired from a long day yesterday driving my mom to the library, grocery shopping, and a follow-up appointment after her recent ER visit. Looks like she might have COPD. After that, I took the kids to swim lessons, and I could hardly stand up anymore. But the cough is gone!
On the blog
This week I published notes on chapter 4 of Kugel’s How to Read the Bible, a review of Powers’ No One Cares About Crazy People, and a review of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.
I am thinking about hosting a very informal readalong of a classic like Plath’s The Bell Jar, or Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther in September for Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, if anybody would be interested in one or both books (perhaps two weeks per book?).
There are also two Coursera courses that I’m considering posting notes on for that month: Psychological First Aid, and The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness. But we’ll see what I can manage.
You are welcome to join me in any of these activities, or reviewing other suicide-related books as a guest blogger. Just let me know.
Due to lying in bed and typing this on my phone, I will list a few, rather than make a composite picture like usual:
Nonfiction: Hillbilly Elegy, by J. D. Vance
Fiction: Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood & Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling.
Audiobook: Doctor Who: 10th Doctor Tales, by various
Well Educated Mind: Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
Beyond Belief, by Jenna Miscavage Hill
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
12 thoughts on “Weekend Update 24”
Usually, when I see a lady with long hair cut it short…I’m not a fan, but sincerely…that’s a good look for you.
The haircut looks great! Hope you have a wonderful week.
I love your new hair style! It will feel good to have your neck “free.”
Enjoy those books. I loved Handmaid’s Tale and Hillbilly Elegy. I think I read Pilgrim’s Progress when I was a kid. Enjoy your week, and feel better. Thanks for visiting my blog.
I read The Handmaid’s Tale once a long time ago, but it’s been quite some time and I’ve actually been thinking about re-reading it, since I’m all caught up with the series. Really enjoyed your blog and your hair looks fantastic! 🙂
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Suz @ Bookish Revelations
Very pretty new hair style. I usually keep mine very short but been letting it grow out so I can start a new style. Wrong time of year for long hair here. LOL I plan to chop it off again soon. So much easier to take care of. I hope you feel all better soon:)
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Love your hair cut. I am in the process of growing mine out one last time to see if I like it or not….seeing it’s gray. lol I know what it’s like to go from long to short and I have never gotten used to it.
sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes
I love the hair! I chop mine off every summer because I don’t like feeling like I have a blanket on my head. I hope you feel less tired soon. Have a good week!
Wow, I like your haircut. I’ve been thinking of cutting my hair short too, but I have a problem with hairdressers. I won’t be joining in any read along but happy reading and enjoy your books!
Congrats on the haircut! As a guy I have to have short hair in the summer lol- it’s too hot!
Hillbilly Elegy is one I’d like to get.
Best wishes to your mom with her COPD
LOVE the haircut, and I’m glad you finally got rid of your cough!!
Thanks so much! As you can see, I can still get behind in my comments, even when my cough is gone. Lol