Jul 10, 2012

Reluctant Relaxation

What does an avid reader and writer do when the doctor says, "Relax your brain."? 
She asks, "What does that mean?"
"No video games, no texting or brain-exhausting things."
Okay, I can handle that, but.... "What about reading? And...maybe writing?"
"Limit the reading. Probably shouldn't write much. Definitely no textbooks or anything."

No problem there, I think. I don't plan on picking up another textbook ever if I can help it. But limited reading? Okay, I can read with breaks. So that's what I'm trying to do (while breaking the rules and writing on my blog).

Yesterday, on my way to my internship, I was rear-ended (see the details here), which resulted in a concussion and some other muscle sprains. My brain needs to heal. I like to think that it will heal from reading. The doctor thinks otherwise. Thankfully, this is not permanent (as far as we know). 

In conclusion--I have not been reading or blogging much because my speech-therapy internship has been a 10-week, sprint-to-the-finish, last-hurrah before graduating with a Master's Degree. Now that I finally have a doctor's note demanding I rest...my reading is still limited.

So, my dear readers--please be patient with me as my traumatized brain heals and as my internship comes to an end. I can say with all honesty that I've been counting down the hours to when I could delve into some more book reviews for you. They shall return in greater force when God's finished teaching me how to rest and heal.

Nadine Brandes is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She writes stories about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination. Her debut dystopian novel, A Time to Die, releases 2014 from Marcher Lord Press, the premier publisher of Christian speculative fiction. When Nadine's not taste-testing a new chai or editing fantasy novels, she is out pursuing adventures. She currently lives in Idaho with her husband. You can find out more about Nadine and her books at http://nadinebrandes.com.