READING: David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks
Not far enough along to assess, except to say I am already charmed by The Bone Clocks.
It seems similar in structure to Cloud Atlas – several first-person narratives linked together over different time periods. Quirky characters involved in some human struggle. Good descriptions. Even the titles – noun pairings in which one word is substantial/natural, the other a human way to record (space/time) are similar. Big themes: Whereas Cloud Atlas wove slavery throughout its many stories, The Bone Clocks introduces the play of power.
I’m not yet feeling intensely engaged (at only about 1/3 of the way in), but if I remember correctly, Cloud Atlas also had to work on me a bit before I pieced it together and grew excited about it.
We’ll see – and I’ll report back soon.
VIEWING: Off to the movies today to see The Imitation Game. Everyone else I know is seeing this movie and saying great things about it.
PROCRASTINATING: Figuring out how to switch from Blogger to WordPress. I have found a few websites that give instructions, but feel the need to find a real person to sit next to me and lead me through it.
MOVEMENT EXPLORATION OF THE WEEK: KNEES. Protecting and strengthening the knees in yoga poses – as well as in daily use. I’ve already come across contradictory suggestions, so I will have to sort out which to listen to.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: Mid-week myofascial massage to cap off my month of movement exploration.