In My Life
My weeks feel like they’re melding into one another, so I sometimes forget what happened exactly when. Looking back on the past week, I’m not so sure anymore what did happen then and what actually happened the week before that. I think it is time I introduce structure into my life again, instead of going with the flow. Even when it comes to reading, I’m completely losing my overview. A change of pace will probably kick some zest into my life again.
What I do remember is book mail! Of course that made me happy but I’m disappointed with the time it took for these books to reach me. In the past when I ordered books from The Book Depository, they would reach me within a week, or two tops. This time round, it took more than three weeks from the day I ordered until the day all the books had reached me. I’m not sure what’s going on with the major slowdown in shipping but I hope that delivery times won’t drag even more in the future.
This is the first time I went with hardcovers of books in English. I don’t like dust jackets, so given the option, I automatically pick paperbacks. But I somehow expect to like both The World Outside and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, so I disregarded my personal rule this one time.
On the Blog
Around the Blogosphere
Bloggers & Blogging
- Rachel @ Parajunkee has a few tips to the removal of non-British classic works from the GCSE syllabus, courtesy of Michael Gove.
Rating & Reviewing
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters took it upon herself to find out what publicists think of negative book reviews.
- Nikki @ The Paper Sea considers why she read YA, even though she is an adult. Her reason’s pretty much the same as mine. Not surprising, since we both are in our early twenties, not married, without children, and have no mortgage to pay off.
- Rosie @ Rosie Reads wants to say these 7 things to people who don’t like to read.
- Stormy @ Book. Blog. Bake. shares her experiences with the idea of gendered reading as she grew up.
- Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms discusses the place of cliffhangers in books. While I rarely, if ever, look upon them with favour, she has found some appreciation for them.
Quote of the Week
“Some things are of value, even if they aren’t worth money. You’d be wise to understand that lesson.”—Marva Meier Rios, Objects of My Affection by Jill Smolinski
With consumerism so deeply rooted in our lives, I think we sometimes forget that there are a lot of things that matter that money can’t buy. This is why I like this quote. It reminds us that the monetary cost and the value of something can be two very separate concerns.