Slow slow going. I am extremely tempted to read the summary paragraph at the end of each chapter, but that feels rather like cheating .... as if I was reading the Cliff's Notes guide on the book. I am determined not to do that, although the book is extremely academic and mostly boring to my non-scientific mind.
There are fifteen chapters in this book. When I read it, I like to read a chapter at a time, interrupted. I dare not read more than that a day. It feels like a great accomplishment to get through a chapter, and knowing that I am almost half way through this first book gives me a great feeling of accomplishment.
But, as is the case with whatever I tend to read, I am learning interesting things. I am learning little factoids about animals, and that is interesting. I'm sure these facts will eventually come out in random dinner conversation, and people will look at me with a quizzical brow. "Oh wow...the pretty lady knows something other than what was on TV last night?" Imagine that.
I am the queen of unfinished projects, many in the creative realm. I was very pleased with myself that I finished one of those projects during our very rainy Saturday this past weekend: a beaded bracelet. Not only did I finish it, but I created a necklace, bracelet and earrings out of some very pretty left-over beads, and wore them out that night. Happy happy. I still have a large needlepoint, a painting and my novel to finish. I think I shall work on a bit of the needlepoint tonight.