Spring’s been hitting a little differently this year, eh? Or is it just me? The first half of this past month was so surprisingly warm and welcome, it’s too bad the latter half decided to act like regular old Spring with mud, cool weather, and the occasional flurries. What an odd month it’s been. I almost had very little to show for new books this month, but I couldn’t resist hitting up my local bookstore this week.
This feels a bit late, since we’re nearly a week into April now, but it was a long weekend so I’ll cut myself a bit of slack. Why not? The stresses of the past year have continued, but it seems like maybe there’s more light at the end of the tunnel. This Winter felt especially desolate for some reason, so the emergence of Spring has been especially appreciated this year.
Admittedly, books haven’t quite been the escape they usually are for me, but I’m still trucking along, committed to reading them. They don’t feel a chore, but I find I’m having a harder time with longer sessions. Let’s see how I’m doing with my challenges now that the first quarter of 2021 has finished.Read More »
Would you look at that, the first quarter of 2021 is pretty much over already. Time ought to get a ticket for speeding by so fast, eh? I welcome the lovely Spring weather outside my window, though, so I can only complain so much. I should try to do some more outdoor reading this year.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s not a weekly post I’ve ever participated in before, but I check in on it from time to time in case I’m hit with inspiration. Turns out this is the week, though I’ve dragged my feet a little, as today’s list is a “Spring Cleaning Freebie.”
The first thought that comes to mind when I think of spring cleaning and books is getting rid of books…which I generally avoid doing. I just don’t want to part with them, if I can help it. It also conjures the image of dusting things off, however, and I have an unfortunate amount of books that have been collecting a ridiculous amount of dust over the years. So, my list for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is 10 books that have sat on my shelf for over five years (a few definitely over 10, honestly) that I really ought to dust off and read.Read More »
Another month on the cusp of falling away from the year 2021. My reading has been weirdly inconsistent so far. I’ve been great at finishing a lot of comic books, but somehow I’ve only read three books of prose. I’m usually good about finishing at least two a month, which isn’t exactly great, but it’s better than this below-average pace. Gotta try and pick things up a bit. Speaking of picking things up, I’ve got a nice new handful of books I’ll eventually read at an indeterminate time.
Ah, January, the magical month that somehow feels much longer than all the others. It’s been bitterly cold around these parts, so if you live anywhere like where I do I hope you’ve been keeping warm. This month I actually did have trouble recalling all the books I got, rather than the usual feeling like I’ve forgotten something when I really haven’t. An auspicious start, hopefully, for many more great new books to come this year.
There is a perfectly rational answer to that question, that they’re products of human imagination, recorded/remembered for posterity in the spoken/written word, on film, in illustrations, etc. They can be left unfinished, errors can be made, or records and memories can be incomplete or destroyed and that is that.
I’m more interested in this question from an emotional standpoint, though, not a rational or logical one.Read More »
With 2020 still in the rear-view and 51 weeks ahead of us, it’s time to take one last look back at the challenges I laid out for myself over the past year and see how I did. I’ll also be looking forward into 2021, talking about what I’d like to be doing a bit differently going forward. Priorities need some revising, as is often the case.Read More »
Well would you look at that, 2020 is nearly gone forever. Not that the year actually had anything to do with what’s gone on, but there’s a weird catharsis anyway, I suppose. How did the holidays pass by already? Madness. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as safely as you could.
November was yet another month where I could’ve sworn I got more books than I end up writing about. I think the main reason for that is I’m still waiting on a book my friend ordered me for my birthday. The shop she ordered it from is taking its time shipping it, and I guess I kept assuming I’d have it soon. I’ve been expecting to include it in one of these posts since October. Oh well, it’ll be along sometime.
Enough about the book I’m still waiting for, on to the new books!Read More »