Let's see ... last week didn't stand out, I don't think, in any particular way. Spawn was home from school on Thursday and Friday with a cough and a sore throat. He's feeling much better now if the chatter level is anything to go by so back we go!
I've somehow found myself helping out in the classroom in the mornings, with reading and writing and it's okay? But honestly I'm not a natural with children and especially not like, packs of children. But somehow I agreed to it so I'm gritting my teeth and doing it. Spawn is happy to have me there, anyway, and it's. Something? Eh, it keeps me off the streets and out of the opium dens.
I'm trying to like, be an adult about stuff and not watch TV during the day, which is super-super easy to do. Like, it's RIGHT THERE. Sigh. So, in an effort to like, I dunno, stuff, I created a blog, for writing. There's nothing on it yet but it's here: http://auniverseofwords.blogspot.co.nz/ obviously I still need to fluff the pillows and turn back the covers, but the plan is to - eventually maybe - put short stories up there.
I read The Martian finally last week, and despite all of the SCIENCE!! I did quite enjoy it. Issue #3 of Dragon Age: Magekiller came out last week as well, so I read that and I'm really enjoying the way the story arc is going.
For now, and for the forseeable future to be honest because it's the biggest book in the WORLD, I'm reading Perdido Street Station. It's another China Mieville co-read with the lovely Jodie, one of the awesome http://ladybusiness.dreamwidth.org/ ladies. We've co-read - and co-reviewed Mieville together before, but not for a while, and finally decided it was time to tackle the monolith.
I did blog last week, amazingly - I did a review of the Captive Prince trilogy by C S Pacat: http://lifetheuniverseandcats.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/captive-prince-trilogy-by-c-s-pacat.html and also did a post of my favourite non-match 3 app games: http://lifetheuniverseandcats.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/my-fave-non-match-3-app-games.html
This week ... I have The Martian, Magekiller and Rosemary and Rue knocking about in my head; so I think I'll do a shorts post. We saw Deadpool when it opened here so I might knock up a review of that as well.
I still have the Things People Think I Shouldn't Like Because I'm a Lady in My 40s post idea knocking around in my head, it's possibly going to surface this week.
What I'd really like to start is my Awesome Ladies project. I was reminded of it by http://www.capriciousreader.com who's starting this Dead Ladies Project: http://www.capriciousreader.com/?tag=dead-ladies-project which is awesome and nudged my braincell.
I've had this list in google docs for something like two years of women from history up to the recent past/present in different disciplines. I have a vague notion of doing a bit of research, depending on what I can find, and maybe doing posts about them. It's a long list and each category has five ladies because .... because, that's why.
How was your week? What's coming up? What are you reading?