It all seemed to go well in the end.
In book terms... My research book pile is reducing as I have been reading them. I've also been devouring fiction, especially short form like All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman and Anthropology by Dan Rhodes. I've also just finished reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan which was accomplished but not quite deserving of all the hype, aka 4 stars, although the PowerPoint chapter was impressively effective, especially so to me, as I get more and more fascinated with the power of brevity. Probably appropriate that The Collected Stories of Lydia Davies is next in my reading pile then. On my Kindle (!) I've downloaded Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart after reading this review in The Guardian.