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(Metro)   You planned on reading your backlog book pile during quarantine but aren't able to. Is there a reason?   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2020-05-20 10:09:29 AM  
I have no excuse.. except all the games I've gotten free from Epic.
 
2020-05-20 11:42:43 AM  
Trying to homeschool my two kids while teaching university courses online?
 
2020-05-20 1:06:03 PM  
Spending too much time on Fark?
 
2020-05-20 1:40:27 PM  
Work from home, ie...

40 degree day: Spending too much time on Fark?

 
2020-05-20 1:42:47 PM  
I've been putting in a lot of hours, so I'm too tired to focus on anything I haven't already read. I have reread one or two favorite books just for the comfort of reading.
 
2020-05-20 1:58:47 PM  

Madison_Smiled: I've been putting in a lot of hours, so I'm too tired to focus on anything I haven't already read. I have reread one or two favorite books just for the comfort of reading.


Same. I have been re-reading my Mary Kay Andrews collection. Simple, southern-beachy lit that helps me escape if only for an hour or so at a time.
 
2020-05-20 2:04:28 PM  
Well, I did manage to re-read The Stand.
 
2020-05-20 2:14:28 PM  
I've actually made less progress than pre-quarantine, because I would usually listen to audiobooks on my commute.
 
2020-05-20 2:20:10 PM  

BMFPitt: I've actually made less progress than pre-quarantine, because I would usually listen to audiobooks on my commute.


Fark still needs a "Sad" toggle for stuff like that. I imagine my sister is in the same boat as you: long commute and audio books no longer happening.

Me? I've actually been hella-productive on my Furlough weeks and semi-productive on my stay-at-home weeks (we're all rotating for minimal office exposure). I've crossed a few score items off my "To Do"/"honey Do" lists and all I have left is the painting of a dresser, some sewing (my least favorite chore), and routine computer maintenance. I am imagining that if the once a month furloughs continue then I may actually do a 1/2 week of reading at a time as that has also been high on my "to do" list and the pile on my table is about to get taller than a pre-teen.
 
2020-05-20 2:38:30 PM  
I do indeed have a book pile I was hoping to get to, but being here at home instead of on the road for work, I'm seeing all the chores and spring cleaning tasks that I've been putting off for years and suddenly those seem much more important.
 
2020-05-20 2:39:01 PM  
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2020-05-20 2:40:52 PM  
Reading the same amount, but due to book shops being closed, at least the pile isn't growing.
 
2020-05-20 3:11:10 PM  
In the past 9.5 weeks this is a small sample of what I've gotten done:

I released this blog.  According to my page counter, it gets about 70 hits a day.  Probably mostly bot traffic.
I also added a stats page, and a bunch of Tableau visualizations so people could see what the numbers mean.
I released a new app a couple of weeks ago.  It has 2 downloads.
I released a new update to an existing app.  It has no new downloads.
I wrote a new method of using multiple languages on a single web site, plus a tutorial.
I wrote a brand new JavaScript app that is a full playable version of Yahtzee.
I watched all of Picard and Discovery.  Making my way through The Crown now.
Saw a few unremarkable movies.  I did rather like Dunkirk.

I completed a 1000 piece puzzle and built a new outdoor grill tent.  I also moved both my kids out of college because they closed.

This is in addition to working my normal 40 hour week, which has actually been just as busy as usual, if not more so.

Most of that list was actually written at day 39.  We are currently on day 66.  I could jot up the list of things I've done since then, but you probably already stopped reading.

My overall point is that I've gotten a lot done.  More than I've even written here.  But time seems to be flying by at a ridiculous clip.  So I still haven'tdone everything I wanted to.  Anyone who is complaining that they haven't gotten anything done is quite literally wasting time.

If you look back on this when it's over and you've accomplished nothing, you should be ashamed.  And you should feel bad for it.
 
2020-05-20 4:59:32 PM  
I haven't read a single book in the last couple months, but I've gotten more writing done.

On the other hand, I haven't done that much reading at all in the last 5 years, unless it is for research. But my research is for articles about sci-fi writers. On the other hand, I'm taking notes and overanalyzing everything, which takes a lot of the enjoyment out of it. So it goes.
 
2020-05-20 5:45:51 PM  
"Weren't" able to?

Is the pandemic over?
 
2020-05-20 5:49:02 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: "Weren't" able to?

Is the pandemic over?


I beg your pardon, "aren't" not "weren't".

/still doesn't mean the pandemic is over
//which means there's still time to read something
 
2020-05-20 9:21:19 PM  
Yeah.

I'm learning piano.
 
2020-05-20 10:47:11 PM  
Reading a few right now.  Also starting a WordPress blog on life in Georgia.  And wasting time on Fark.
 
2020-05-21 12:48:28 AM  
Having too much "fun" in Dwarf Fortress.

Seriously, it makes real life seem benign.
 
2020-05-21 2:15:39 AM  
Homeschooling the kid during the day and spending any moment where the wife can watch him to work and try to keep bills paid. Not much time for any hobbies much less working my way through my book towers.

I feel like I've worked more during quarantine than I ever have in my life. There's always something immediately pressing all day every day and it's starting to wear me down. Taking a vacation the second I reasonably can.
 
2020-05-21 2:27:18 AM  

Esroc: Homeschooling the kid during the day and spending any moment where the wife can watch him to work and try to keep bills paid. Not much time for any hobbies much less working my way through my book towers.

I feel like I've worked more during quarantine than I ever have in my life. There's always something immediately pressing all day every day and it's starting to wear me down. Taking a vacation the second I reasonably can.


And I'm the opposite side of this coin.  The quarantine IS my vacation, the first substantial one I've had in a decade.  I was broke and my job was killing me.  I haven't been this relaxed in years.

What a long, strange trip it's been.
 
2020-05-21 2:54:50 AM  
Not books, but I have a bunch of miniatures for Kingdom Death Monster that need to be put together. They've been sitting around since August. Between work not stopping and family stuff, when I have downtime, I usually just wanna do something that doesn't require engaging my brain.

/and I've been on a music kick lately, so I haven't started an audio book recently
 
2020-05-21 3:28:07 AM  
Currently reading 'Ancillary Justice' by Anne Leckie which I am enjoying very much. Also listening to Heinlein's 'Time Enough for Love' while I cook and do my chores.

For the last 5 years I have been reading or listening to the books on a list of top 100 Sci-fi books of all time, although not just those. I am coming to the end of it so decided to add all the Hugo winners that weren't already on the list.

I read 'The Vor Game' last and it was OK but I fail to see why it was award worthy; maybe it was just the mood I was in when I read it, perhaps some Farkers can tell my how I missed the point and am an idoit/philistine.

TLDR; I'm still reading as much as I ever did.
 
2020-05-21 7:05:43 PM  
I finally read all the Harry Potter books. It was a shame already knowing all the spoilers though
 
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