SPRING! SPRING! Is it truly among us? I feel like I have been living in a strange, icy world for the past, oh, six months. But the outside is so gorgeous right now. I woke up this morning at 7:30 am ON A SATURDAY and I felt so weirdly invigorated. I think it was all the light, and the fact the apartment was like 68 degrees. Way to have the heat on when it’s warm out. Adulthood! Bills!
In literary news, I’ve been plugging away at my reading list (hah, bet you thought I was going to say writing… That’s a laugh!). I just recently finished Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel. It’s a graphic novel and more specifically a memoir, though it has a serious, essayist feel. It’s definitely an extremely self-indulgent book, but I still found it to be a page turner. It helped that the art was very good. If you have any interest in therapy or psychological theory, you will likely find the book compelling. There was a lot of talk in there about Freud and Jung and Winnicott. I am a big Winnicott fan (can you be a fan of a psychological theorist?), so I found the book particularly interesting. If you don’t really have any background in psychological theory/roots, the book would probably be a little confusing. It reads more like an academic paper with some personal anecdotes sprinkled in than anything else. There are also a lot of allusions to Virginia Woolf, which I very much enjoyed. Her diaries are crazyyyy. Seriously. Pick one up. It’s a trip.
I feel a little manic. It might be because I’ve only had a cup of tea today and nothing else. I really ought to eat breakfast. How is it only ten o’clock? How have I been awake for over two hours?!
In other news, libraries are great. I took out a Maureen Johnson and a Libba Bray novel from the Cambridge Public Library, also known as the most beautiful library in the Boston-Cambridge area. I finished the Maureen Johnson one (The Madness Underneath… my feels) and am now working on The Diviners. Of course I want to talk about MJ’s sequel but I kind of want to wait until I finish The Diviners. I didn’t realize the two books had so much in common. Hooray for paranormal mysteries?
Until next time.