In My Life
Lately my life has ben the very last thing I’ve been wanting to talk about to anyone. There’s the usual stuff going on like work. Over the past couple of weeks I learnt more about keeping accounts — it’s so important to know what currency you’re working with in order to keep the numbers straight.
Sports-wise, today concluded an informal league for which I’ve had matches every other weekend since March. National league starts next week. This year I might have two concurrent leagues, so that might mean juggling two matches every weekend (hopefully not on the same days). The fixtures aren’t out yet, so if there’re more delays, perhaps they won’t overlap too much after all.
Other than that, I’ve not been in the best place. Uncertainty has been gnawing away at me. I know what I want but I’m not sure yet how I’ll reach these places. The past year has been an emotional and mental drain on me. Thankfully, some things are looking up and my family is supportive of my decisions. That always helps.
I got Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller and Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour in the mail the week before this. I’ve been wanting to read these two titles but decided to wait for the paperbacks to be released. For one, I prefer paperbacks and in the case of Mad, Wicked Folly, I didn’t like the typography the hardcover was set in.
As pictured above, you can also see that I got Vicious by V.E. Schwab and Tribute by Ellen Renner. Actually I borrowed Vicious from the library a couple of months ago but I kept putting it off in favour of other titles. Then when I read the prologue shortly before returning the book I decided I wanted my own copy to read it.
Aside from those books I also acquired P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han as well as Belladonna by Fiona Paul. I’m a little disappointed that P.S. I Still Love You is the hardcover instead of the paperback to match the first book in the duology.
On the Blog
Over the past three weeks a fair bit went down on Word Revel. There were the regular Mise-en-Scène posts: Fear and Sun. I listed 5 reasons for multi-format reading and introduced Postmatic as great way to stay connected for bloggers and readers. I also celebrated two years of Word Revel!
Even though I enjoy reading poetry, I’ve never really read collections until I recently discovered a bunch of them from a couple of local presses. That’s how I came to read and review Equatorial Sunshine by Wong Su Ann. I also reviewed Those Girls by Lauren Saft which was somewhat of a shocking read. Lastly, I reviewed Clean by Amy Reed. I would definitely recommend this book to any and everyone for the subject matter as well as the experimental writing style.
Around the Blogosphere
- Sandra @ Tea Between Books hates this phrase, The next Twilight/The Fault in our Stars/Hunger Games/etc.
- Asti @ Oh, the Books talked about accepting changes.
- Annie @ The Runaway Reader considered what age means in the blogging community.