Okay, I admit it–I got distracted yesterday and read something completely out of my genre. While I should have been reading On Writing Romance, I instead got on my tablet and read Suicide Squad. I read volume 1 a few weeks ago and yesterday I read volume 2. I confess I have an unhealthy obsession with Harley Quinn.

Harley featured prominently in the first volume, but wasn’t in the second quite as much. This didn’t stop me from reading, however. The concept of locked up villains being released to complete dangerous missions intrigues me, especially as a lot of these villains in the DC Universe have psychological defects. I sort of believe that anyone who willingly commits a crime probably has a psychological defect.

I have grown to love other characters in the DC Universe as well. While I have always had a healthy respect for The Joker (who is not in Suicide Squad as of yet anyway), there were a lot of other characters I never knew. Deadshot is rather fun, and in Dice Masters, the dice building game, I like to play Darkseid.​ I also enjoyed the Harley and Ivy episode of the animated series from the 1990s. Poison Ivy is a fun girl, after all.

I have a diverse amount of interests, so please bare with all of my diversions. I not only write, but I also play around with mixed media art, knitting, scrapbooking, reading, etc. Sometimes, when I am not too tired, I even play around with cooking. I brought On Writing Romance with me to work today, so hopefully I will have some time to read over lunch.

I have an opportunity that the social worker at the hospital gave me some information about. He thinks I would make a good mentor for people in the state-run mental facility. I could see myself doing it, but I am not sure whether the job is full time or part time. If it is part-time, I think I would like to try it. I can’t really leave this job with the book clubs starting up in a few months. I would like to see how they work out and what my patrons are really interested in reading. Still, I have always wanted to work as a mentor in one capacity or another and I think I could do some good. I am at least going to check into it.

I apologize for the helter-skelter organization of this post. My mind is a little muddled since I got out of the hospital. Thanks for being patient with me and have a great day!


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