It’s Monday! is a weekly meme now hosted over at Book Date that allows bloggers to post a sort of wrap-up of the past week while also looking to the week ahead. Without further ado…
Last Week: I should not be at work right now. I should be home adventuring, questing through Ferelden. Romancing Alistair. Interfering in dwarven politics. Making crucial, heartrending choices. Gathering armies to defeat the Darkspawn and the Archdemon. Instead, I’m sitting here at my desk nursing a headache and wondering if lunchtime will ever come. I’ve loved all the time off, especially all the time I’ve spent playing Dragon Age: Origins (see above!). Other people are glad to be back at work, but I’ve never really suffered from cabin fever, so I’m wishing it was still last week.
When I wasn’t adventuring, I was reading, of course. Katie and I are reading through the Time Quintet together. A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books, I read it over and over and over as a kid. It’s still a go-to comfort book. But for some reason, I’ve never read the other four books. So I’m making up for that now.
- A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet #2) – Madeleine L’Engle
- The Grilling Season (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #7) – Diane Mott Davidson
- The Essential Bernie Sanders – Jonathan Tasini
Looking Ahead: As I mentioned in my previous post, after my break in December, I almost decided not to come back to this space. As of now, it’s still up in the air. Like I said before, I love reading and I love writing – this is a great space for that. But sometimes it feels too saturated, like I’m not saying anything new, original, or unique. And I’m not quite sure how to do that. Any thoughts from you all – something you’d like to see more or less or? Something I should address? I’m going to continue here at least for a while, but I’m not sure what’s next.
I do know that my break was reinvigorating and just straight-up fun. I haven’t had a chance in a while to just read what I want or to choose not to read. So my goal for the year is to cut back on all the silly obligations I’m making up for myself. Cut back on challenges, from read-alongs, from reviews for publishers. Play more games, watch more movies, hang out with friends. Life is short, so I’m going to read what I want.