Not much to report reading-wise. I had a pretty intense week and my reading pace has slowed. I’m still working on The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Last Days of California, both of them are half finished. Then I’ll be starting on Byron Easy. All of these were mentioned in previous It’s Monday posts.
I started a new audiobook last week. I’m currently listening to Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, narrated by Carolyn McCormick.
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expeditionreturned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.
This is the twelfth expedition.
Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist—the de facto leader—and a biologist, who is our narrator. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.
They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.”
Sounds cool right?
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Meanwhile, I wrote a post on Friday that I’m pretty proud of. I talked about the tribulations of starting out as a freelancer. If you’re interested, here’s the link: http://www.thewhynottblog.com/diary-first-year-freelancer/
I think I’ll do more posts like that, I’d like to connect to fellow freelancers. Anytime I can connect to people feeling the same things I am, it makes me feel better. So connect with me! Let’s remind ourselves we’re not alone.
Sorry for the boring post, have a good week.
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