Skip to main content

Featured Post

In mood for a vacation | Weekly Snapshot

Yet another week has gone by with no end in sight for the pandemic. Being able to distinguish weeks became a challenge months ago, so no surprises there. But the weather is getting colder and winter is coming (hopefully not Martin's winter - we had enough of that this year already). I used to love winter, I used to look forward to it. But for the past few years, it has tended to be a very gloomy season. I'm usually just looking forward to it ending. So, this year, it's going to be harder to get through the season, especially since we are all still mostly at home. Mind you, I don't mind the restrictions as they do have a useful purpose, but wish more people followed them well and that we had done a better job when the weather was warmer to keep the virus at bay so that it didn't have to last this long. But that argument probably won't stick anyways, as many countries are now facing second waves. At the end of the day, we really need a vaccine but I hope that isn…

Reader blues

Four days after returning from my weekend trip, I am still navigating through my Google Reader and emails and trying to clear them off. Ordinarily, when items pile up on my reader, I simply mark all as read, but I don't do that for book blogs. So amidst reading through the posts of my fellow bloggers, I am also trying to finish my first book of the year. Yeah, you heard it right! My first book of 2010, which is already 7 days old!

Thankfully, I only have a 100 pages more to read, but I definitely still have 350 blog posts to read. I guess by tonight, I should achieve both, clearing off my unread items and finishing off my current read. But guess what? Friday and Saturday, I am off to another short trip to San Diego, so I guess I will be back to square one again. LOL! Not that I mind it. On the contrary, I love reading book blogs and, in fact, I salivate when I see the unread count in my reader at a large number. But the sad thing is that I have alphabetically sorted the blogs in the reader. So since I am not reading the posts by oldest first, it could be some time before I get to some posts, which could be a week or two old.

On the plus side, I went to the local one dollar bookstore in Burbank, and bought a bunch of books. I am so happy and pleased with myself right now. I did feel like an excited kid who just got yet another new toy from his parents. I actually went to buy some of the books I was planning to read this month and the next, but as these things go, I ended up buying books outside my list. I will post the list of books on Monday.

Review of Erin Hart's Haunted Ground coming up as soon as I am done with the last 100 pages.

Comments

Anonymous said…
All I can say is my heart goes out to you. It's hard to find the right balance.
Alethea said…
LOL! I live in Glendale. I can't let myself go to the $1 bookstore... I just can't! or rather my husband knows to keep a tight (pretend) leash on me when we go to the AMC there. He'd rather steer me to Ben & Jerry's and let me put on a pound or two rather than buy more books.

I am having the same problem with my Google Reader--I stopped reading it because it was taking away from my regular reading + my own blogging time. I'm afraid to see how many posts there are to read!
Athira said…
My reader adds 30 new posts each day, so well, you can imagine how many posts would be there if I let it catch dust for a few days! LOL! I am anyways learning to find the right balance, so hopefully, things will fall in place soon!