Big bucket of nope

In the 10 years since I moved to the Netherlands, I’ve been commuting to work – a minimum of 1 hour each direction the whole time. I don’t even want to count how many wasted hours that is in total, but there you go.

Now that we’re moving (and everything is set! Mortgage, house sold, all that stuff), my brain seems to be just done with this travel time. Even after a very relaxing 2 week vacation, I’m SO unmotivated in the mornings. And it’s not cause of my work, cause that’s still perfectly acceptable. Brain goes “nope”. I imagine it sounds kind of like when Lana in Archer says “nope”:

Reading tag

The post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

Amy at Curiouser and curiouser did the Currently Reading Tag a while back. Let’s do that!


How many books do you usually read at once?
2-5, I guess. 1 while commuting, 1 as e-book, 1 as audiobook, 1 on the nightstand table.

If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
That depends on how interesting the book in question is, usually they’re separated by where they lie (see above), and that’s where it’ll be read.

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?
Nah, I don’t care about bookmarks. Usually it’s an old train ticket or something.

Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
See point 1!

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
While commuting, so 7-8 and 17-18 (ish).

How long do you typically read in one sitting?
Probably 30-40 minutes. 

Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?

What position do you mainly use to read?
Sitting up. Reading while lying down makes me fall asleep.

Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?
Only if it’s really, really good.

How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
Almost never. Only on long books to show myself that I’m actually making some sort of progress.

February Wrap-Up

Man, people were complaining about January, but I found February pretty dreadful as well. Basically, I think I just need a proper vacation, which luckily is around the corner.

The books:
Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible
Joseph Fink’s & Jeffrey Cranor’s Welcome to Night Vale
Sue Perkins’s Spectacles
Ayobami Adebayo’s Stanna hos mig (Stay with me)
Selma Lagerlöf’s Mårbacka
John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down

The movies:
Black Panther
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The shows:
Orphan Black
Penny Dreadful

Counting down

This post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

Countdown. What are you counting down the days to? Mebbe list a couple-three things?

  1. To having this view again, for 10 days:
  2. Moving! I look forward to all the minute things around moving being done, and the old house being sold, and just settling into the new place.
  3. Hurtigruten in May. It’s gonna be awesome.