Over the weekend I finished my first TWO books of the year! Remember guys, I read a grand total of 5 throughout ALL of 2018! It’d take a monumental disaster to not fly right past that number in the coming weeks.
But how is this back to being myself? Well I’ll tell ya. I was in college from August, 2010 until May, 2013. During those four calendar years I read 123 books. In the five calendar years ending in 2018 I read 51. For some reason I’ve gotten away from being me. I love books more than anyone I’ve ever met in person. I have two book-related tattoos and want more. I have my YouTube channel, about books. I have my IG, about books. This blog.
So I’m saying fuck it. I am who I am. I remember those years. I don’t know if happy is the best word, but I was happy. Happy to be reading quite a bit. Happy to be building this blog. And happy to be me.
What’s all this mean? More reading (as evidenced by this previous weekend). And consistent online. Here. IG (posted twice yesterday after almost two years). YouTube. So follow me everywhere at those links!
But I’ve been buying more books than I’ve been reading lately. And now my TBR (to-be-read) shelf has way more books than ever before! Prior to now the most books I’d ever had on my TBR shelf at once was 21. At least that’s what I THINK the number was. But now I’m at 29! I know some people have way more than that, like stacks on stacks of books. But I don’t make it a habit of buying books and not reading them fairly soon. Because I don’t see the point of that.
But July was a bit of a perfect storm, I guess. Discovering Half Price Books AND getting the rest of the Potter series is just one of those things that likely won’t be happening again. So I’m not too worried about my ever growing TBR shelf of doom. HA! Just kidding. A Little.
Here’s what it looks like right now:
I’m starting to get the hang of Instagram. So if you like this, then follow me!
What’s your TBR shelf look like these days?
On this day in 2014 I published Writing as a Hobby.
I know I probably didn’t have to devote an entire post to this, but eh. Very recently I discovered another blogger who has an Instagram account linked to her blog. Which in itself isn’t unique because people do that all the time. But her Instagram account is all about books! I know people do this, but I don’t think I’d ever seen it up close. When I saw it I thought it looked pretty awesome and it made me want to join in on the fun.
I think it’s a thing to call these types of accounts “Bookstagram” accounts. I think. And I figured since I have the blog, I have the BookTube channel, and I’m about to start working in a bookstore that I might as well start taking some pictures of all these bookish things I’m going to encounter and discuss. Even though I am not great with a camera in my hands, but I think there are filters on there or something? I really have no idea.
Anyway, if you would like to see some mediocre bookish pictures in the future, then you can follow my newly created Instagram account here. There isn’t anything on it at the moment. I’ll start taking pictures once I’m off work today. I’m not even sure what I’ll be taking pictures of. Ha!
If you have one of these types of accounts, then I’ll follow you! And probably a bunch of celebrities I may or may not be in love with. Hehe.
On this day in 2014 I published Attending a Writing Conference?.