Hi. Hello. Here’s to a…

new beginning. Here’s to a new beginning. It’s not January 1 so this isn’t a New Year’s Resolution. If anything, it’s an almost-September-1-resolution… which, of course, is not actually a thing. And yet here we are.

I haven’t posted since late January 28, 2022. Today is August 29, 2022 so I am killing this ‘blogger’ game, aren’t I? Or being killed by it? Oh well, let’s not get bogged down in semantics.

The point remains that I, your horrifically bad blogger friend, am in fact still here. Haven’t fallen off the face of the earth or something fun like that. I just… didn’t blog about books. I was on fire reading for a couple months there, then fell into a summertime rut as I had adventures with my nephew & my niece and couldn’t finish a book. They told me how much they love books, though, so I’ll take that. (He’s going into second grade & quite proud of the fact that he can almost read The Berenstain Bears on his own and she’s going into kindergarten and kept quoting Geronimo Stilton to me.)

As for me and the reading I’ve done this year…

  • 36 books read so far this year (five behind on the way to my Goodreads goal of 63 thanks to that summer slump but it’s fine)
  • I read Stephen King’s The Green Mile series finally and absolutely loved every page of it
  • Not a lot of 5 stars books (which might explain my allergy to blogging regularly…) but if I had to pick the two best books out of the 36… Bring Her Home by David Bell is the best fiction (crime/thriller/mystery) and North to Paradise by Ousman Umar is the best non-fiction (immigrant memoir)
  • Currently reading: Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks (a re-read of short stories), The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain (not quite halfway through and this may be one of my favorite books of all time), and 7 by Van Mayhall (planning to start this tomorrow)

Other than that, I’m not making plans or promises for this little blog. I want to do better, simple as that.

And who knows, maybe I will. Miracles do happen, haha.


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