That's the State of Mind that I've been in, friends. Passive-Receptive as opposed, to say, Active-Productive or whatever you want to call it when you're writing or otherwise creatively engaged. So, In other words, I've been Reading and Watching. I've gone back to the gym (after every kid illness is over, so--again, again, again, again, again, infinity) and so I've had time to read (while doing cardio.)
I've read so many books that I've lost track, really, but I reread the entire Harry Potter series. (Again.) (omfg. I KNOW.) (It's a problem.) I usually find something new that I missed or that I somehow forgot. This time through, I realized that the Expelliarmus curse was taught to Harry by Snape and it's the curse that saved his life and also the curse that ultimately gave him control of the Elder Wand. Hmmm. Interesting. To NO ONE.
I also read Room and if you haven't read it, you really should. It's disturbing in a haunting, afflicting way and I was thinking about it for DAYS after I finished. It was so good, though, imaginative and really, really, well done. I read the Golden Compass trilogy (finally) and liked that well enough, too.
I figured out how to connect my Nook to my library--LOOK OUT. No late fees! Whooo hooo! Anyway, the only books that are available without a wait are Agatha Christie books. I have one out right now--The Third Girl. And, as an aside, I had absolutely NO IDEA how many books Agatha Christie had written in her lifetime. NO IDEA. Holy shit, there are like, A BAZILLION. Where she got all HER Active-Productive, I'd like to know.
I'm always on the look-out for books. I get a kind of preemptive panic when I'm nearing the end of a book without a wisp of an idea for the next one. I like Goodreads and all but it still seems so...huge. I get a little weirded out, sometimes, when I think of HOW MANY books exist in this world. It makes finding a good one feel so...random. (I feel the same way about blogs, btw.)
On the Watching front, I'm slogging through the Six Feet Under series on Netflix (Why, oh WHY, put only two episodes on one DVD, HBO? Huh? Whyyyyy?) I'm up to the last season now.
While I fold COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF FUCKING LAUNDRY, I've started watching the new episodes of The United States of Tara. Love it so far and I *know* therapists who don't 'believe in' DID. Interesting plot-line, that. I was afraid to start watching Nurse Jackie again, with the whole..."BLOOOEEEW ME" thing. I thought it might be getting a little *too* real and well, you know, she's an addict and all. I'm hoping that's not a spoiler or anything.
What are you guys doing?
Surely you're not spending all your time Drinking and Dreaming. You're days are filled with Creating and Completing, no doubt.