Weekend Reads #55: Complicated

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend. Instead of a discussion topic, I’ve written something on today’s Daily Post one-word prompt:


I’m wound so tight. Everything’s tense. Thoughts flow freely, quickly, to escape the tension that’s slowly enveloping my body as my worries return and I think myself in circles. Around and around my thoughts go, chasing each other, stumbling into each other, mixing, until I can’t tell them apart. I’m left… confused? Sad. Angry! I want to go. I really do. But how can I? How can a girl run forward when unsure if there will be a net to catch both her, and her student loans, if she should fall. What will be there to help her back up? So I sit here tense and melancholy thinking of the future but sitting in the past and forgetting about the present.

— complications and current worries. Stressed.

What I’m reading this weekend:

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

I’m still making my way through this. I spent most of yesterday reading it because (a) I was outside and (b) the story has become more interesting to me. I didn’t get much reading done in the past week because I was on vacation and spent my days in my house since outside was blazing with searing heat (I swear it felt like I was burning whenever I went into the sun). I hardly read when at home, hence my slow reading progress in the past week.

The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery

This is one of the books I borrowed from the library. So far, I’m more interested in the writing that the story. The story is okay, but I’m not hooked and I’m still trying to puzzle out what’s going on.

What’re you reading this weekend?

7 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #55: Complicated

  1. While checking for a name for a few grids / meshes of a net i see that the ‘antrea net’ is our oldest recorded 8300 bc.

    i have a few netonia if you should ever need help,
    +64 **********

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