Those of you who know me have heard me complain, repeatedly, about my insane workload over the past year. Those of you who don't, should know that I recently ended a 13 month, full-time contract. Not tragic, I agree, but when you combine that with BC+D's client work, it amounted to 13 months of 12 hour+ days, plus frequent weekends.
I ate, slept, breathed and dreamed graphic design. It played havoc with my shoulders, neck and BMI. Was responsible for me missing numerous opportunities to interact socially with real people. It caused me to miss the rare chance to catch up with a dear friend, who was in town, visiting from out west and contributed to the overall dimming of my intellect - which was never that bright to begin with. Basically... If it didn't involve close-cropping, kerning, dummy text or creep allowance, I didn't have time to think about it.
I'm slowly starting to tackle that whole Body Mass Index issue, though, and on the subject of intellect, I noticed that I've stockpiled quite the reading list over the year. Till now I've only managed - typically out of guilt, to read a couple of paragraphs from any given title, in that vapoury 15 minutes before falling into slumber. Yesterday however, I realized that I finally have time to read again! So here's the list I've put together of books that I plan to tackle over the next few months, in between bouts of cardio and vigorous tv watching:
Iain M. Banks - Transition
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
God's Terrorists - Charles Allen
Decision Points - George W. Bush
Zodiac - Robert Graysmith
Griftopia - Matt Taibbi
Bush At War - Bob Woodward
The War Within - Bob Woodward
A Journey - Tony Blair
Obama's Wars - Bob Woodward
Known and Unknown - Donald Rumsfeld
Truman - David McCullough