It may not look like i'm busy to an outsider, but it feels like it to me. We got back to work on the downstairs WC; our first attempt at "woodgraining" has been easier and more successful than i expected. YEA!
I had put "Anatomy of an Epidemic" on my Amazon wish-list, and i got it for Christmas; it only took a few days to read, it was so interesting in content. Some of it was a bit "redundant in theory" because once you know the first dozen psych drugs didn't do what the public believes, the 13th is kinda predictable. But the last bit, talking about how psychiatry SHOULD be practiced takes away that hopeless feeling....
The mention of another book -- "The Myth of Mental Illness" -- piqued my curiosity, so i just bought it for Kindle. ... If i suddenly turn Christian Scientist, please be aware it's to put another layer of separation between me and the medical industry! Ye gods, compared to some of the egomaniacal quacks out there, Peat, Mercola and Kruse are shining beacons of reason!
Nonfiction of this nature does NOT make for good bedtime reading. Detective fiction does! I've started on George Simenon (Maigret) and Ellis Peters (Cadfael), since i've read everything Hammett, Chandler, Stout and a good chunk of Christie and Doyle (non-Holmes stuff is a lot less intriguing). The Cadfael has also put me in a medieval mood, as far as movies are concerned -- i need to re-read "The Name of the Rose"! Good movie, but leaves out a hell of a lot. For capturing that faith-centered, black-and-white, miracle-loving, unrealistic/unscientific mindset, though, you can't beat "Ladyhawke." ;-)