On reading, life, etc…

So my blog turned a year old a few weeks ago. I got the email and kinda forgot about it. Ooops? And it’s crazy what a year can do to a person. 

I fell out of love, removed myself from a toxic situation that spanned 7 years. I moved in with friends so I could get back on my feet, which basically translates to not opening my mail, drinking too much, and letting all my debt go to collections. (This was not a fun time.)

And then I met the love of my life. Long term friends, we went on an akward date, realized we liked each other a whole lot and gave it a go. Turns out we are a perect match and head over heels for each other. He’s also the reason I’ve only finished 7 books so far this year and we’re coming up pretty quick on the month of April. 😄 Oooops. 

Along with car troubles, trying to get into school, moving at the end of April, and trying to figure out this adulting thing, things are pretty good at the moment. I still volunteer at my local library. My cats are healthy and happy. And I am content with life right now. I had to learn its okay to not be okay. And that’s okay. 

Happy reading, folks. I’m currently making my way through Emma by Jane Austen. 

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Thinking in Numbers

Thinking in Numbers by Daniel Tammet
☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016

Genre: non fiction 

Human beings quest for meaning is perpetual; lack of meaning is offensive to the mind and whatever the scale of the problem, a solution is a thing of beauty.

This book is written by an Austistic man and how he relates the world of mathmatics to the world around us. Math is, as everyone knows, not my strong suit. I picked this one up for a bit of whimsical reading. 

Almost an autobiography, Daniel talks about the world around us and different thoughts and ideas and how it relates to the wonderful improbable world of numbers and formulas. He goes through different memories and how they shaped him into the person he is. 

The math was a bit much so I skipped over those parts. But I did enjoy reading his thoughts on life, the universe and everything. Can’t say I understood most of the math, but alas, it was an overall good read. I find that people with autism are wonderful individuals, filled with suprises. 

I recommend this book if you need an uplifting read.

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