I've mostly been sticking to doing various crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and word jumbles - basically any style of math and language puzzles. I have several jumbo-sized books of variety puzzles to keep myself busy for months on end, actually. I'm starting to feel the desire to do jigsaw puzzles come back again, but I think that I will handle it exactly like I do whenever I emerge from a reading slump - redo an old favorite jigsaw puzzle. I have to say that the Victorian style puzzle of the sleeping little girl with the kitten lying beside her in bed is the jigsaw puzzle that seems to be calling me the most.
As for my reading, I'm six days into this book, The Shack: A Novel by William P. Young. I can honestly say that the story is poignant and stirring; and seems to have started off rather brilliantly. I will also say though, that while this story is still an intriguing one, I'm finding it slightly heavy reading for me. I'm not quite sure if this is due to the author's writing style or my slowish reading pace, but this is definitely not a story that I would classify as light reading fare.