This Week I Have Mostly Been Asleep

A few weeks ago I pushed myself too hard and had to spend a lot of time in bed. I’d neeaaarrllyyyy recovered from that by last weekend, when I had to do something that involved a huge amount of energy. Unfortunately it was genuinely necessary and there was no way I could get out of it. I knew it would put me at a deficit, but there was nothing I could do about it, so I did it anyway, and then I crashed again.

On Tuesday afternoon, with a little encouragement (read: direct order) from a medical professional, I got into bed. I thought “I’ll just lie here for a bit…” and then I fell asleep.

Which pretty much sums up the rest of the week as well. I slept a lot, I barely worked, I read quite a few books, and I watched some stuff on Netflix.

It wasn’t a bad week, actually, just a very sleepy one. I remain very happy that last year I decided to splash out on a well-made bed and a good mattress. It was so worth the purchase. (I went to Warren Evans, by the way, who were great and now I buy all my bed stuff from them and I could not recommend them enough.*)

* obligatory notice that this post was in no way sponsored by Warren Evans 🙄

On Netflix, I watched Atypical.

When it first started the premise annoyed me, because it’s yet another story about someone on the spectrum finding lurrrve. But I thought I’d give it a shot, and it was so good that I watched the entire season in one sitting. I think it’s sensitively done and walks the line between showing someone who’s very high-functioning but demonstrating that autism is still serious. It also shows how differently people react to having someone close to them diagnosed with autism. I am very much looking forward to the second season. Also, Jenna Boyd as Paige was excellent. I think she’s got something very special; definitely one to watch.

I caught up with Game of Thones too, although I don’t think I’ve seen whatever the latest episode is, and I was pleasantly surprised. After a couple of seasons which I sat through just because I somehow felt like I should, I think this season has picked up again and feels more like something I want to keep watching.

Other Things That Happened This Week

The publisher sent me a copy of my book! It’s real! It exists! How exciting.

…aaaand that’s pretty much it.

The Reading List

I’m going to start splitting my mini-reviews of these into a separate post, rather than having them in a long bulleted list at the bottom of the weekly round-ups, but I’ll keep titles and authors in a list here so you’ll know whether you want to check out the weekly book review post when it comes out.

  • Fizz by Zvi Schreiber (which I’ve actually already reviewed here)
  • The Complete Poems by Catullus
  • Counting the Stars by Helen Dunmore
  • Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
  • Oracles and Demons of Tibet by René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz
  • All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Having spent a week in bed, I am now feeling a bit more alive again so can tentatively do one or two things, like have conversations with friends and go swimming. And work, of course.


    1. I think reading any books is better than reading no books. And I like my trashy chick lit novels as much as the next person 😉 I just intersperse them with non-fiction and literary stuff, mainly because I am cursed with such a fast reading speed that I have to read several books a week just to keep up with myself lol.

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