There are many things in life I regret, one of which is being a rotten correspondent. I always have good intentions, but we all know where those lead.
Anyway, I’m almost done with the Goodreads Challenge. I’ve read 44 books so far this year. Granted a lot of them were Manga or Graphic novels, they still count. I did read a lot of Supercorp fanfic, but I’m not counting those. I had to stop anyway for reasons unrelated to the show. It all goes back to regret in the end, I guess.
The most recent one finished was The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite, a bi author. I mention that the author is bi because, while I am not, I have been assured by friends who are, that bi-erasure is very real. Reminding people that an entire group is ignored is the least I can do.
Back to the book and regrets. This book was pretty good. It was a period romance, and a lesbian one at that. It almost made me disregard the whole hygiene thing in a way that Sara Waters has not been able to do. But the book was smart, in that it was intelligent and it made me miss conversations about anything other than the crimes of this current administration and coping with a pandemic.
This book made me regret not continuing my education when I had the chance, for all that I was so far removed from a science or math major it’s not funny. Instead of following my desire after graduating college, I let fear and pressure and the really bad mental and emotional place I was in dictate my actions. I’ve done that too much in life. So had Catherine in the book. Like Catherine comes to realize, perhaps it’s not too late to find oneself, one’s passion, and a hot young astronomer.
The one thing in life I do not regret is my twelve year old daughter. She is the light of my life and my reason for existing. She is also twelve, did I mention that? Which makes her a royal pain in the keister at times, but I love her anyway. 12 man, it’s not an age for parental lightweights and it’s kicking my ass.
My daughter, E, is in love with cosplay, manga, and anime. Together we watched one and then I later bought her the video game on which it was based. She binge reads My Hero Acadamia and together we read a yuri series called Bloom into You. Bloom, while gay is not explicit. It’s a sweet multi book series about two girls falling in love. No regrets there, so at least that’s something.
It’s funny. I woke up because my wife’s dog was being an asshole and I can’t get back to sleep. This post just kept going through my head and I know I didn’t say half of what I wanted. Of course, I’ve made this into a book site, not a watch as Hope works out her depression by typing into the void site. So I can pardon myself for being a little vague.
Tl;dr. Regrets suck. Read a book.
Stay safe, people.