“… But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.” – Kazuo Ishiguro
I love when the quote of the day on GoodReads makes such sense in my life. Happens more often than one would expect but nevertheless, I love that.
Hey readers, all none of you. Sorry for my extended absence. Excuses not necessary but I was on vacation with Danny for a week. A whole week of sleep and relaxation and getting as far away from modern technologies as is feasible. That being said, I did have my laptop and I did use it and I had ooboogles (technical term there) of free time. But I allocated that time to puzzle doing, failing and making an old family recipe of french toast and watching the ever epic Steve Wilkos show.
At any rate, now I’m back to my monotonous same old same routine and I can drop in every once in a blue moon to catch you up on the happenings in my life. So here’s the scoop. I have my concerns about my relationship because things are changing and I don’t like change. I’m probably worrying like a typical stupid girl… I detest my job. It’s driving me up a wall that I’m so useless and I have to endure it for another year or so. My family is ridiculous but I miss them so. I have no friends. And still, I cannot get this smile off my face. Why? Danny. He is seriously the sunshine in my life and I wouldn’t know what to do without him. Even with my concerns on our evolving relationship, I cannot get enough.
And that pretty much sums it up. Pretty uneventful but I kept it concise for a reason – if there are readers here, surely you don’t want to be bored to tears by my ramblings that are no different than any other person’s life’s ramblings. So I wanted to take this time to switch over to the actual reason I started this blog: Books.
I have recently rekindled my love and affection for reading. Sad to say this, but it’s pretty much taken the backseat to everything else in my life. And then something magical happened. While watching football for the sixth hour in a row this last Sunday – me bored to near insanity, Danny happy as a clam – I picked up my Kindle and just started reading. And it was amazing. I could still be there with my man, catching bits of the game occasionally (I do have a Fantasy team, too, ya know) and conversing when necessary – but let’s face it, he’s watching football so conversing about anything isn’t at the top of his priorities either. Then I discovered the new feature on Amazon. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. It’s this great thing where the owner of a Kindle (moi), can borrow an eBook once a month from a selected list of over 1000 eBooks. It requires having an Amazon Prime membership ($79 a year) but there’s a one month trial period. So I signed up for that and within moments had Karl Marlantes’ Matterhorn in my hands. It’s been on my To-Be-Read (henceforth known as TBR) shelf for months now. I even bought the Audiobook. But I hate Audiobooks as it turned out so there’s $20.99 gone to waste… Well, it’s been a couple days, I’m nowhere near finished but I’m in love all over again. It’s definitely developing into one of those books I’ll carry with me long after I’ve finished reading it.
Staying on the subject of books, I have finished reading two books now. I mentioned having finished Selene of Alexandria (Faith L. Justice) in my last post. And since then, I purchased and read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater within the span of about two days. There is something about Young Adult novels that I just swallow. I dunno if it’s because it’s targeted to younger audiences and therefore an easier read? Or the books are just that good? Or maybe I set my expectations low given that I used to avoid the genre at all costs? Regardless, I swallowed it. And I loved it. A friend of mine has a wolf obsession. She reads anything related to wolves/werewolves that she can get her hands on. I sorta understand it now because Stiefvater’s werewolves are awesome. I’ll have to stop rambling and save it for the review.
Speaking of reviews, I don’t think I’ll review every book that I read. Given my newly found again love of reading, I’ll be reading at a rather rapid pace. And since my history with writing in this thing is abysmal, I won’t be able to keep up. So I’d like to instill a weekly review. One day where I review something or a couple things depending on necessity to get the word out there. Since review ends in “w” and I have the least amount of things going on on Wednesdays, I hereby announce the beginning of Review it on Wednesday. So there you have it. Yes, my first Review it on Wednesday will be today. Bet you’re sitting on the edge of your seats when anticipation for that one.
Also starting next week is this thing called Top Ten Tuesdays. It’s run by “The Broke and the Bookish”, a phenomenal blog I just started following (link in the column on the right under “Blogs I Follow”). Anyway, every Tuesday, they post a topic for the top ten (such as Top Ten Childhood Favorites) and the followers list their top tens based on the topic. I think it’s a great idea and it’ll force me to get on here at post every Tuesday.
So, I’ve got two days of five (the weekends are devoted to Danny, sorry readers) covered. Either I’ll come up with themes for the other days or just wing it and say to hell with it. Well that’s it for that. See you all on my next update which will hopefully take place sometime within the next month or so!