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
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