Quit reading: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir πŸ“š

Currently reading: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams πŸ“š

Researchers highlight COVID-19 neurological symptoms and need for rigorous studies

Well, duh. But I hope this press release means that research and rigorous studies are about to be underway.

Currently reading: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir πŸ“šthough so far I don’t like it. Uninteresting characters and overall too scary for me. Should I keep reading?

Finished reading: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden πŸ“šI’ve enjoyed this series set in a medieval Russia fairy tale. Good characters, good magic.

Currently reading: Software Estimation Without Guessing by George Dinwiddie πŸ“š

Currently reading: To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara πŸ“š

Finally figured out how to share it. I had to turn off my ad blocker first so I could see the share option. But don’t worry, I won’t share every day.

Wordle 210 3/6

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Finished reading: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell πŸ“šSuch a wonderful novel. As with most other David Mitchell’s I’ve read, I find myself slowing down my reading in order to prolong the experience.

β€œCovid zero is impossible with omicron, so what’s the point in even trying to reduce/slow transmission?”

Thread by @math_rachel on Thread Reader App

tl;dr: we should do our best to avoid COVID-19. I haven’t been skiing yet, because masks are no longer required at our ski areas.

Mild respiratory SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause cellular dysregulation and myelin loss in the brain | bioRxiv

long-COVID cognitive syndrome shares many features with the syndrome of cancer therapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI)

Brain fog is real.

Worst idea ever:

Opinion:β€€Why is the U.S. trying to export its flawed health-care policies around the world?

Friends outside the USA, you need to fight this tooth and nail. We have terrible, and terrifying, health insurance and trust me, you don’t want it.

COVID and the brain: researchers zero in on how damage occurs

Interesting Twitter thread about Omicron, Long COVID, and other related issues Thread by @IanRicksecker on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App

Finished reading: The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk πŸ“ša fun read. A bit too much 18th century fashion detail but a nice magical world and interesting characters.

Currently reading: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell πŸ“š

Finished reading: Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey by James Rebanks πŸ“šA beautiful, hopeful book. If you have any interest in the local food movement and regenerative agriculture, this is a fabulous, accessible introduction.

Currently reading: The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk πŸ“š

Finished reading: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell πŸ“šI’m beginning to see how all of David Michell’s novels are one big novel, and luckily, I like it.

Finished reading: Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel by Sally Rooney πŸ“šThe clarity of her writing takes my breath away. I didn’t like the characters as people, but it was interesting reading about them.

Finished re-reading: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran πŸ“š

Currently reading: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran πŸ“š

Currently reading: Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey by James Rebanks πŸ“š

Currently reading: Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel by Sally Rooney πŸ“š

Finished reading: Convenience Store Woman: A Novel by Sayaka Murata πŸ“šA strange book but I liked it. I was reading this at the same time as Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and there were strange parallels: humans who don’t feel human; along with taking place in Japan.