Current Distractions, December 2018 Edition

I almost forgot that I was due to write a Current Distractions post for today, oops!

As is typical for my December Current Distractions, I've had a lot of holiday stuff to do, and also I'm now past the halfway mark of the 12hppofxmas. I'm planning to stay in tonight, do some reading, watch a movie or some tv, and then get started on a fresh new year tomorrow. Last year, January 1 was the last day of Christmas holiday, but this year I took some extra time, and I'm glad I did.

I picked up a couple of books from the library today, and got my final update for the year on how much I've saved using the library rather than purchasing books new, and that number is... $748.56!! I haven't tracked how much I've spent on book purchases over the course of the year, but I'd guess it's around $200, so yay!

I met my goal of swimming 100km in 2018 by swimming 102,700m total over the course of the year. I've improved my speed and technique quite a bit over the course of the year, learned how to do flip turns, and am just generally really enjoying being in the water. I'll certainly be continuing to swim in the new year.

The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Bear by Marian Engel
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Napier's Bones by Derryl Murphy
Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
Jolis deuils by Roch Carrier
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos

Ghost Stories, a board game

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
Ru Paul's Drag Race season 3
The Crown
The Haunting of Hill House
Jeopardy! (whichever Tournament of Champions happens to currently be on Netflix)

Pages Read:

Day 1: 46
Day 2: 202
Day 3: 80
Day 4: 151
Day 5: 17
Day 6: 122
Day 7 (so far): 88
Cumulative: 706
Cumulative Target: 700

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