Birthday parties and late nights watching television, sesame noodles and lots of music. This is September.
what i learnt from patti smith’s memoir
why i haven’t been reading and what i’m going to do about it
New music, nights on youtube, cosy jumpers, jambalaya, sleepless nights and local markets. This is August.
some goals for 2017
Not just reading less, but reading slower and more consciously. I have posted a lot about this and topics similar over the past couple of months, and I apologise for the repetitiveness but it is something that is very close to my heart at the moment. I want to re-read more, I spoke about that here. And I want to lower my TBR, I spoke about that here. But today I would like to discuss how I would like to read more consciously, and therefore less. Over the past year I have really tried to be selective with my reading. I (usually) research books I buy; I tend not to buy books compulsively and without consideration; I always, always make sure the subject matter is something that I am personally interested in, and not just something that the internet has told me I will like. No more aimless shopping and no more giving in to the hype. The fear of missing out (FOMO) is something that has always been something that’s affected me. I definitely want to write about …
In September I challenged myself to post content on this blog every single day. I see a lot of people online making similar promises (whether it be on youtube or a blog) and then giving up. I always wondered how they couldn’t complete it. Is it really that difficult to do something for 30 days straight? And well, the answer is yes. A lot can change in a month. My life has kind of gone a bit haywire at the moment and I’m not positive when things will begin to calm down again. I am reading! Slowly but surely I am reading, but with everything else happening at the moment I know I can’t promise content every day or a new review every week, so I need to admit to myself that nows not the time. I hope everything calms down soon(ish) and I can get back to normal. But for now I’m going to keep on reading and sourcing inspiration for this blog. In the meantime, I’ll always be on goodreads and instagram so give them …