Dec. 14th, 2015

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Long time no book column! November was a blur of writing and therapy. Turns out therapy is work! It's not the easy kind of work where you can slack off! Because then you end up back in what my therapist calls Default Mode where you feel like all the progress you've made has been lost and actually, you ARE a worthless, slimy, meatsack and your hair looks awful at all times. And you smell but no one cares enough to tell you. Anxiety Brain strikes again! Fistbump to those coping with anxiety and depression as literal darkness seeps into our days at five in the afternoon or earlier.

I didn't read as much as I wanted to (I already know my 2015 racial breakdown is going to be an embarrassment because I scheduled so many of those books to read in November after I noticed in September), but I also wanted to get back on the horse OF LIFE. Or at least my book column. If life were a horse I would manage better, because I learned as a kid, and those had reins and they listened to me when I said, "You know, I'm not really feeling this? Maybe I want to get off now." Well, mostly. There was that one time with that barking dog and the fence. Life's uncontrollable, probably.

This whole entry so far has been 0% about books and 99% hella TMI; you're all welcome. Let's talk about some literature instead.

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I also read some individual comics I'm following and some short fiction. Read more... )


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