I am starting my reread of Ninefox Gambit in my attempt to get through Raven Stratagem, a book a DNF’d last year. This is all for the Hugo Awards baby. Anyway, I am about 100pgs into Ninefox Gambit(or at least I will be before I go to bed tonight), spent probably about 3 hours reading the book to get to page 100 today too. I am intentionally slowing down my reading of Yoon Ha Lee this time around because I remember when I read both books I tried to race through them too quickly and I missed a lot of info. The thing that I’m picking up the most with this reread is just how much the Kel training in Cheris has to do with how she reacts to what Jedao does and says. She is so ingrained with the notion that she must take orders from superiors that I can start to see her becoming submissive to Jedao. Also, I knew that Cheris was manipulated into choosing the Jedao tactic to take back the fortress but with this reread I know much more of the specifics. Overall, I am enjoying the book a lot at around page 100 and finding the reread to be much more clear.
I am so excited to say that I am starting the last released Dresden Files book tomorrow, Skin Game. I am starting it on audiobook in the morning at the gym and I can’t fricken wait! Woo! I’ve been thinking about what I want to listen to after The Dresden Files and I think it might be The Expanse series.
It is Monday so it is time for some fitness talk. I did my Monday weigh in and was at 265.7. This is awesome for me because a month or 5 weeks ago I was at 275. My heaviest weight was at 330. I started at 307 at the beginning of January. So, I’ve lost 65 lbs so far and 42 of that this year! So super excited and proud of myself. I did incline bench press today to firm up a specific spot on my chest and, hahah, when I tried to get off the incline, I just kind of flopped off. It was pretty embarrassing but you gotta do what you gotta do.
I had a fantastic day today, I was happy, outgoing, and calm. I got to read 3 hours and I was productive at work today. Hoping tomorrow will be just as good.