In My Life
My health has been restored! I am no longer bound to my bed, suffering from a flu. After 10 to 11 days of drowsiness and general miserableness, alleviated by more reading time, I officially declared myself recovered on Thursday. By then my nose was clear and my headaches were gone too. That’s pretty much the best news of the week.
I also got new books in the mail. I like how they’re from diverse genres, proving what a n eclectic reader I can be. Yes, I love contemporary fiction but doses of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction etc are always great to add variety. The books that from the Book Depository this week are Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke, Venom by Fiona Paul and Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson.
On the Blog
- [12 Nov] Photography: Bright Colours and Soft Shadows
- [14 Nov] How to Read All the Time
- [16 Nov] Retrospect #46: November 16th
Around the Blogosphere
Bloggers & Blogging
- Rachel @ Parajunkee shares resources for free stock photography. Just be sure to read the terms & conditions, so you don’t infringe on copyright.
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters makes a case against apologising for unnecessary things like taking a break from blogging, for blogging sporadically, for not keeping to a blogging schedule, etc. I have to say, I agree with her. It’s a blogger’s prerogative to decide what to post when, or even if to post at all.
- Jess @ My Reading Dress tries to figure out what a happily ever after really is about.
- Ana @ Read My Away notes down common pitfalls in science fiction.
Rating & Reviewing
- Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity cautions readers to approach book reviews with a grain of salt. Don’t shy away from a book just because a reviewer disliked that book. Look beyond that.
- Cee @ Novel Hermit questions the impact of reading challenges on our (mental) health.
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters admits that she is a hopelessly peer pressured reader.
- Rachel wrote a guest post on Oh, the Books! to affirm her monogamous reading ways. I’m the antithesis of her. Anyone who has every peered at currently reading shelf will know better than to expect one lonesome book.
Quote of the Week
Is falling in love with someone’s story the same thing as falling in love with the person himself?—Cassia Reyes, Matched by Ally Condie
In the pursuit of love, one thing that is often forgotten is the person one falls in love with. Do we fall in love with someone for the status they command, their looks, wealth or charisma? Or in this case, their story? All these parts inevitably influence our views of people but maybe when it comes to love, we need to step back, take off our rose-tinted glasses and take a good hard look at the person we’re so eager to give our heart to.