It's been forever since I've been on here. Okay, not forever. Like, one-two years. Nothing in my life has changed. But I hope - a dangerous thing - that things will change soon. Hope. It's a strange word. So much pain and joy hinged, like a tea cup on a knife point, on a single syllable.
What are you hoping for these days?
|I admit I've missed writing about non-book-related things. Not that I have much outside that realm to write about - well, no that is not true. |
Speaking with my Mama recently about my brother and some of the difference between he and I, she mentioned while my brother "wears his heart on his sleeve", I always keep things "close to my chest". Which, I deuce, means that my brother over-shares and I under-share.
What does this have to do with writing? Well, most successful bloggers are chronic over-sharers (is that even a word?) - and I am not. Therefore, I have nothing to write about, not because there are no thoughts, but because sharing them isn't something I'm inclined to do.
However, if I want to become a writer - which is the most likely profession for me to aspire to - then I must venture into the world of over-sharing. And I am inclined to follow to most common advice give to aspiring writers, which is "To Write!"
And since I have nothing else to add, I leave you with a pointless ramble and no conclusion.
I've joined the exodus and moved my blog to blogspot. I don't write daily stories or opinionated rants anymore.
I write only about books and reading.
If you are interested, you can find
my ramblings at Theading Roughts
(which several of you will remember.)
Other then that, I am keeping this site alive, but not active, to read other's blogs and be able to comment.
So long and thanks for all the fish!
Total Read: 108
The Best of 2010:
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King
Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
by Mary Shelley
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
by Laurie Halse Anderson
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Far From the Maddening Crowd
by Thomas Hardy
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
by Cynthia Lord
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman
For a list of all 108, go here.
What was your favorite read of 2010?
Church sales can be an excellent place to find Classic and Older Christian books, as well as the occasional fiction or newer classic. For example, I stopped by a Methodist Church's Rummage Sale recently and for the low price of $3.50, purchased:
Susanna: Mother of the Wesley by Rebecca Lamar Harmon
Susanna Wesley: The Mother of John and Charles Wesley by Arnold A. Dallimore
Worth by A. LaFaye
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Troilus and Cressida by Geoffrey Chaucer
Beyond Our Selves by Catherine Marshall
The Heart of Wesley's Journal by John Wesley
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald