In honor of the two fabulous people who subscribed to my blog today (hello new friends!), I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for reading.
I started this blog over a year ago, when I was unemployed and bored out of my mind. I blog about books because I love them, and thanks to my blogging resolutions, I’m slowly getting more involved in others’ book blogs, and am adding books to my online wish list on an almost-daily basis.
Of course this whole crazy blogging thing would be a lot less fun if you guys weren’t coming along on the journey with me. For your comments (both here and on Facebook) and your willingness to read my certainly repetitive musings, I am always grateful.
I got involved in the Top 10 Tuesday meme (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) on a whim, but I’m really enjoying it; I’m also three books closer to my 10-book goal in The Gothic Reading Challenge (reviews forthcoming).
I’m slowly but surely making myself indispensible at my job, but it’s taking a lot of studying — majoring in theatre didn’t prepare for a career in inbound marketing. So I’m reading a lot, but it’s stuff like this:
Fascinating of course, but not something I can easily review here. Unless you’re into that?
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Which books have you read for the Gothic Reading Challenge? I finished Castle of Otranto, am working on Drood, and will get to The Horla this weekend, I’m hoping. Drood is taking me way too long, and though it’s a fascinating premise (Dickens was killed by one of the characters in his novels, Edwin Drood), it sort of devolves, language-wise, after around 350 pages. It is an interesting potboiler, though, and very well researched.
Kudos to you for reading books that apply to real life. LOL. Everytime I try to do that, I end up falling asleep with a book on my face. 🙂
So far I’ve read The Last Unicorn, The Secret Garden, and The Woman in White. Granted, the first two weren’t on my original list, and they aren’t strictly “gothic” — but they do have some of the same themes: almost-supernatural occurrences, a damsel in distress, spooky castles/houses, unexplained sounds in the night, etc. Castle of Otranto is on my list, but I haven’t heard many good things from the other people participating in the challenge — which is a shame, because supposedly it’s the first actual Gotchic novel. I’ve never been a huge fan of Dickens, sadly, excepting of course Scrooge and his ghosts. 🙂
Eh, all books apply to real life. The three I mentioned just happen to more specifically apply to my life right now. I haven’t done any “studying” since I graduated from college (over a year ago), so it’s hard getting into the swing of things. Fiction is definitely more my style.
Hi! I’m one of your new subscribers. I found my way to you via Top Ten Tuesday, one of the fun memes out there. I’m new to book blogging and like checking out the book blog community here on WP.
Great job on reading for the Gothic book challenge. Looking forward to your reviews. Congrats on your new job too. You’re smart to do your reading homework for your job.
Looking forward to chatting about books with you!
I’m looking forward to chatting with you too! (btw, I love your blog’s theme — the contents, of course, but also the colors and style).
I just recently moved my blog (every. single. stinkin’. entry.) over from livejournal, and it seems that most of the people I follow are on WordPress or blogspot (and maybe blogger? Or is that the same as blogspot?). Getting involved in the memes and reading challenges has definitely helped me get more involved.
The end of January and you’re already 8 books closer to your 100 — nice! I’m on number 8 as of last weekend, but I’m only participating in the Gothic Reading Challenge.
I got full-time status in mid-October (after working for free/part-time for about 8 months), and I love having homework again! But I’m one of those uber-nerdy people who studied for fun in college. :p Thanks for subscribing, and I can’t wait to read more of your reviews!