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Being productive whilst half dead

The past few days I have been under attack from an evil, merciless flu. Apart from feeling overly sorry for myself, dramatically complaining to anyone who would listen (even unwilling victims), utilising all tumblr, facebook, and now here to let the world know of my misery and stuffing myself with so much vitamin C I will probably soon turn into an orange, I have actually had a quite productive few days of what has felt like looming death.

I took Wednesday off work to recover and wallow in my own sorrows and snot, and as well as catching up on some much needed sleep and doing some quality stuffing my face with comfort food, I am now able to finally cross off another book on my to-read list: The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Which was an excellent, thought-provoking read including a few good lessons to learn, which took my mind off my self-sympathy for a little while. I am very much looking forward to reading other works of Mitch Albom. One positive thing about being so sick- being able to curl up under blankets at home all day, doing whatever you feel like. I also scored two job interviews in Brisbane (where I’m moving in a week’s time).

Thursday I had to take off work as well (unfortunately- I don’t want to use up my leave so it’s paid out when I finish at this job, damn it!) to go to said interviews (plus I was also still in the deathly clutches of the flu from hell). So I hope they appreciate me dragging myself out of my warm bed all the way to Brisbane in my awful state just to talk to them for a few minutes. If I don’t get the job I will snap and unleash my fury upon them, which will not be pleasant. Not for them anyway- I’m sure I’ll get a sadistic kick out of it. However, I also got to see the best friend, so it was worth it.

And now it is Friday already- I love weeks that go super quickly- and I have dragged myself to work, croaky-voiced, runny-nosed, watery-eyed and miserable but still here. Obviously I’m super dedicated, good hearted person. Obviously it has nothing to do with me wanting to not use up more sick leave so I get more money. Or not wanting to take three days off so I get a good reference. Obviously. They better all appreciate me.

However, I think just getting out of bed and to work is enough for 10am in my current condition and I need to ease myself into getting to the actual doing work part, which is why I’m currently writing this instead of doing my job. Happy Friday everyone!

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“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’

Albus Dumbledore

Just had to share this one because it’s one of my favourite quotes and so inspiring and true, and of course because Dumbledore said it, therefore it has to be of infinite wisdom.

“Happiness can be found …

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Progression with to-read list

I have been doing a fair bit of reading lately and have finished The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, 1984 and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I very much enjoyed The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and especially Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. From the first page I fell in love with the characters and their intricate, fascinating and damaged personalities. Although I found the concept of 1984 interesting and am certainly glad I’ve read it, I didn’t find the story particularly enjoyable to read, and was very glad when I finally got through to the end. It was only in the last quarter or so of the book that it started to get at all exciting and even then I couldn’t say I was riveted in the slightest.

I have also invested in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (which is next to read), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robinson Crusoe and The Help. I ordered three of these off Fishpond and while the prices were fantastic, they took forever to arrive which made me incredibly frustrated as I have very little patience. So probably won’t be doing that again, I am now on a mission to find one that delivers them quickly. I love having this many books piled up waiting for me to read!

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I wondered, for the first time in my life, if life was worth all the work it took to live. What exactly made it worth it?

Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I wondered, for the first…

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I have added a to-read list!

https://lifeinfinityinsanity.wordpress.com/to-read-list/

as previously my to-read list was not actually one list, but scribblings and notes on many different phones, notepads, computers and various brain compartments.

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A good excuse to blab about books for 30 days.

Not that I need one, but I came across this challenge today and I have never done a book challenge before. It looks like fun and I love talking about books, so I am going to give it a go.

Day 1: Favorite book
Day 2: Least favorite book
Day 3: Book that makes you laugh out loud
Day 4: Book that makes you cry
Day 5: Book you wish you could live in
Day 6: Favorite young adult book
Day 7: Book that you can quote/recite
Day 8: Book that scares you
Day 9: Book that makes you sick
Day 10: Book that changed your life
Day 11: Book from your favorite author
Day 12: Book that is most like your life
Day 13: Book whose main character is most like you
Day 14: Book whose main character you want to marry
Day 15: First “chapter book” you can remember reading as a child
Day 16: Longest book you’ve read
Day 17: Shortest book you’ve read
Day 18: Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like
Day 19: Book that turned you on
Day 20: Book you’ve read the most number of times
Day 21: Favorite picture book from childhood
Day 22: Book you plan to read next
Day 23: Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t (or haven’t actually finished)
Day 24: Book that contains your favorite scene
Day 25: Favorite book you read in school
Day 26: Favorite nonfiction book
Day 27: Favorite fiction book
Day 28: Last book you read
Day 29: Book you’re currently reading
Day 30: Favorite coffee table book

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