In My Life
It has been a while since I updated this space with the ongoings in my life. Mainly it’s because I’ve been busier with personal things and also just generally busier during the weekends. But fear not, all’s good with me.
I had my official graduation ceremony, during which I got to thank some of my professors and had a chance to catch up with my course mates as well. I experimented in the kitchen, turning away from my oven towards the stove for a change. Job-wise, I’ve sorted out some stuff. At the same time, I’m much clearer about what I want to do. I got a few new books as well, although that was dampened a little by the time it took for the books to arrive from the Book Depository. See, all in all, I’m good!
On the Blog
Blog PostsAugust 10th
- [14 Aug] Fiction is Fiction: On Bookstore Shelving Systems
- [15 Aug] Book Cover Culture #2: Dream a Little Dream
Around the Blogosphere
I’ve not been able to keep up all that much with my RSS feeds and commenting on blogs over the past few weeks. That’s why I don’t have a lot of links to share. There are however, a few posts that did catch my eye, so I am sharing those.
Bloggers & Blogging
- Shannelle @ The Art of Escapism is trying to find a balance between remaining professional and being informal on book blogs.
- Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity grapples with the near equivalent prices of ebooks and physical book.
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish featured many beautiful editions of Jane Austen novels. Perfect for bibliophiles who are into collecting classics.
- Ren @ Words in a Teacup took over Oh, the Books! to educate us on misleading covers on classics. I didn’t come across any of these covers before and I bent over laughing when I finally did thanks to Ren!
Rating & Reviewing
- Annie @ The Runaway Reader wonders how much reading for review cuts into her enjoyment of leisure reading.
Quote of the Week
All of this beauty makes me wonder why God decided we ever have to sleep in the first place.—Colette, My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
Every time I travel or even when I’ve just had an exceedingly memorable day, I too wonder why sleep has to be necessary. But then I think of days I wish never were, and am glad I had sleep to escape to. Yet, if we didn’t need to sleep, then we’d be able to see the sin rise, enjoy the warmth of the afternoon sun, see the sun set and appreciate the glow of the midnight moon on any given day. That, I think, would have been wonderful too.
I love the recap posts. Keep it up!
Also, great quote choice. All I can wonder is that God knew our bodies would need restoration. We can change our sleep schedules, technically, and sleep whenever we want so as not to miss the beauty around us!
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I’ll keep going with my Retrospect posts, don’t worry ;) But yeah, if I’m not up to it or don’t have time to put them together, I’ll combine them the following week, or the week after. Haha. But I’ll do my best to confine them to double editions and not spill over to triple editions too often. Lol.
You’re right. Restoration is indeed to important for our minds, souls, hearts and bodies. It’s just interesting that seeing how God resting on the 7th day of creation gave rise to the Sabbath. Yet we also have to rest at night to function properly. And that’s try about sleep schedules, though keeping an irregular one usually does give rise to illnesses and such, so hmmm.
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