My posts have been pretty heavy lately: sexual harassment, nuclear war, loneliness, anxiety, depression, etc.
So, let’s take a quick break from the mess that is in my brain and focus on something lighter: a readathon.
Because I don’t have enough on my plate with a full-time job, stand-up comedy writing class, and front-end web development class, I decided to participate in the 2018 Winter Biannual Bibliothon. It started Saturday and goes for a week. Essentially you try to read as much as possible throughout the week. There are social media challenges that you can participate in. Also, there are reading challenges.
Since I’m not a complete masochist, I’m not participating in the social media challenges.
On my reading list for this week is:
- Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
- The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
- My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- Vacationland by Jon Hodgman
- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
I doubt I’ll read all those books with work, classes, and trying to be social. But reading is something that I enjoy and need to work into my life more because it’s good for my mental health.
So even though this is a “challenge”, it’s really helping me stay mentally fit throughout the busy schedule that I’ve built for myself.