Thursday, December 14, 2006
Winter lethargy and story tapes
I am struggling this week, with a winter cold and a lethargy that seems to have arrived with it. I just can't get motivated and there is so much to do: christmas shopping, my critical studies assignment, writing christmas cards. I think the reason I haven't done the cards is that I am beating myself up for not having made them. Every year I make my own so to have not managed to this year feels like a failure.
On a more positive note I realised today that most of the presents that I am giving (and the ones I hope to receive) are books this year. I just can't seem to get enough of reading at the moment. My mum is suffering fro the early stages of cataracts and listens to a lot of books on tape and cd so I thought that I would get her a couple for christmas. She gets most of hers from the library but they are very mainstream and left to her own devices she has more ecclectic tastes- I was lucky enough to find an unabridged Alice Hoffman on ebay, but had to order a Louise Erdrich set from the USA, through Amazon. I don't know why I didn't think of doing that before - it means I am able to broaden her listening material and make her happier - hooray for amazon!