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10 Work From Home Tips (I Don’t Always Follow But Should)

Full disclosure: I don’t follow most of my own advice. This is very much a case of “do as I say, not as I do” because I’m terrible at establishing any sort of healthy habits or routines. I started a work-from-home position in February, before the rest of the world transitioned to the same lifestyle, and I very quickly devolved into a slightly feral hermit-goblin, so I started scouring the internet for various tips and tricks to working from home, and I also began to come up with my own tips for improving my work-from-home experience. Some of these tips are specific, some are ridiculously generic, but they’re…well, here.

Anyway, all that is to say that I’m very much not an expert or even a slightly experienced work-from-home person, and this post is as much of a joke as it is actual serious advice, and of course bear in mind the usual disclaimers: YMMV (your mileage may vary), you don’t have to follow prescriptive advice, take what you like and leave the rest, etc, etc. Continue reading “10 Work From Home Tips (I Don’t Always Follow But Should)”

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Wrap-Up Post: April 2020

  • The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson (★★★☆☆)
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (★★★★★)
  • The Silence of Bones by June Hur (★★★★☆)
  • The Devil You Know by K.J. Parker (★★★☆☆)
  • Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore (★★☆☆☆)
  • The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (★★★★★)
  • You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle (★★★★★)
  • Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino (★★★★★)
  • The Swap by Robyn Harding  (★★★★☆)
  • The Vampire Memoirs by Traci Briery (★★☆☆☆)
  • If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha (★★★★☆)
  • The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo (★★★☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 12
YEARLY SO FAR: 47

So I’m still reading pretty well, obviously! A lot of folks have been saying they’re struggling to read during these coronatimes, but I’m finding that it’s having the opposite effect on me; I am consuming content like a fiend. I completely failed on my OWLS Readathon goals, though. Out of 8 books, I read 3, DNF’d 1, and decided to put one aside for later after starting it. I’ve become pretty liberal about DNFing (I think I DNF’d 3 books this month?), which I’m content with.

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