Finding Time and Balance

There hasn’t been as much leisurely reading since the semester started. Trying to stay on top of my school work. I do read on the bus though. Two days a week, about 30-40 minutes each time. If I don’t fall asleep that is…  Currently about 63% of the way through the Count of Monte Cristo (and loving every moment of it! Why did I put off reading it for so long!!) 

Neuro Notes

Don’t mind the messy class notes. I’ll clean them up when I re-write them to include textbook info too…




I just finished reading Deadline by Mira Grant and am getting ready to start reading Armada by Ernest Cline. Giving my brain a bit of a break, I decided to start cataloging my physical book collection (using Google Spreadsheets).

In doing so, I realized that the Newsflesh Trilogy and Ready Player One take place in the mid-2040’s. It made me chuckle. I’m not sure how many of you remember watching movies like Blade Runner and the original Mad Max trilogy. They were filmed in the 1970s and 1980s, projecting a dystopian future in the late 1990s to 2010s… about 30 years out.

As we are writing dystopian/futuristic books now, in 2010s… is it coincidence that we are setting them in the 2040s, about 30 years out from our current time?  I know I’ve only seen these two books so far… but how many others have as well?

Don’t mind me… just some random thoughts…

Finished Reading: Yes Please

By Amy Poehler
Autobiography; Humor; Non-fiction

yespleasebyamypoehler“In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book is full of words to live by.”

Goodreads, Reader’s Choice 2014 Winner

5/18/2015: I picked this up for myself for Valentine’s Day… cause even (at the time) single ladies deserve to be treated, even if they have to do it themselves.  This was something I learned from obsessively watching Parks and Rec.  So what better #TreatYoSelf gift than Amy Poehler’s book?!  According to Goodreads, I’m only 16% of the way through at the moment and I’m already jotting down books to read and quotes that hit just right.