So. I accidentally took a six-week blogging break. Six weeks!!! I did not mean to do this. I'm not sure why it happened. I've still been reading. I conquered Ulysses! How did I not come on here to brag? :) I will correct that soon and share some of the other wonderful books I've read lately. I'm also somehow AHEAD in my Clarissa readings, even though I total missed the June post. I'll post later today with my review of the letters through the end of July.
I suppose part of the reason I haven't been blogging is that I've started working on a novel again. I have a few I've started and stopped over the years and I picked one back up and am almost finished. I'm seriously going to finish this one and try to get it published. It will feel good just to have accomplished that instead of having partially finished drafts everywhere.
The other thing taking up a lot of time is that I caught totally sucked in to Pretty Little Liars. I'm not sure why I'm admitting that here. I'm 30 years old! At least I can say I'm working on a YA novel so it's "research" right? I saw Meg Cabot say that once about something else and it's a great excuse. But seriously, it's such a good show. Each episode has a cliffhanger and you CANNOT STOP WATCHING. I just wish I hadn't discovered this during the middle of the third season, which is currently airing. I watched the first two seasons on Netflix and don't want to pay $2 an episode to catch on season three (not that I'm not tempted).
I may try to post like this more often - more of quick little updates on reading progress rather than always posting a review. Perhaps if I made a goal to post something short each day, it would help discipline me in my non-work writing. One of the troubles I have with blogging even though I enjoy it as that I write so much at work, so it can be hard to make myself to write when I get home. But perhaps if I do it in a less formal way I can stick to it better. We shall see. For now, hello again and happy reading! (And happy birthday to Harry Potter!)