I don’t know where I came across the phrase ‘oppressive weather’; what I’m certain about is I hadn’t understood how much it feels like an elephant trying to get comfortable, while sitting on you.
Today- the day the inspector decides to inspect my department.
At 4 in the evening, we finally passed.
By 5, I was back and rubbing the salts off my skin with buckets of cold water and by 6, the elephant was sitting on me again.
But by then, I also had picked up my book- so I could ignore its weight by losing myself in the steampunk world, with Sophronia, in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality, learning etiquette and espionage.
Also, I could finally take part in a Twitter sprint again- this one hosted by Claire Fenby and I tell you, it’s so much fun reading with others. Even over long distances. Nice to know we share the same crazy.
Yesterday was also the read-ins day. So, people all met up to read together in real life and were all posting about it and talking about it, and I sat with my book and the imaginary people in my head (who were also reading, coz’ my head, my rules) and made-believe I was at one too. Hosted by me. In my bed. Where snacks were also provided. I was an awesome host.
And so I read, until the book slipped out of my hands and my eyes slid shut, because I was up for two days in a row and that’s really not a nice way to treat a body.
Happy reading y’all!
PS: I started watching Good Omens! It’s great except for all that narration.