It's been three weeks since my hiatus announcement. Unfortunately, I have to inform you it will be prolonged, at least as far as reviews are concerned.
As I mentioned last time, I've been going through some things. That is still the case, and the situation is unlikely to change soon. Mainly, I have to accept it and stop driving myself crazy by worrying and thinking it over and over. I am working on that, so while things aren't any better, my mind-set is getting there, slowly – you know, one step forward, two steps back.
As always, blogging, even if not actively, is a big help both as a distraction and inspiration, and I am grateful to have discovered this world and so many wonderful bloggers whose posts often make me feel at least a bit better.
Reading and Reviewing
I still have trouble getting myself to read anything. I have a ton of high quality reads right beside my bed, I just cannot make myself pick them up. The only thing I am currently able to read is a not-so-good, erotic spin on fairy-tales – basically very easy on the brain power requirements. But at least I am reading again, so if that kind of reading helps me get back into full-on reading mode, it is not so bad either.
Suddenly, I wanted to have a larger, prettier social media buttons, so I made them on Tuesday. You can see them on the left, right below the GFC (Don't be afraid to click!:) )
Last week I discovered I had 666 (!) books on my Goodreads shelves. That was an immediate call for reorganization! :) Sure, I could've just added one more book, but as 234 books to-read is way too much, I decided to purge.
This is how it's turned out:
So, I added a few more shelves. But I cut down the number by more than 50. And I like the shelf system better with the books shelved according to the likelihood of me actually reading/buying them:
- must-have-it: will definitely buy
- we-wants-it: will buy, when I feel brave enough to spend the money
- get-it-maybe: will buy when I have some more money or if I win/get a gift-certificate, etc.
- Interesting-but-improbable-read: would like to read, might buy if I get rich
You see, it all depends on the money I don't have.:)
Get-it-from-the-library is self-explanatory, and to-read means the books that caught my attention and might get upgraded to one of the above ways of acquisition or deleted from the list if I change my mind.
Of course, you've probably guessed, I am going to shuffle, purge, etc. from time to time. Because that's how I run.
Some books-related things have been on my mind for a while now. I know it's not worth getting upset, but I probably won't have peace of mind until I write it down. So, there might be one or two ranting posts in the future if I manage to put my thoughts together in a coherent and polite way.
I still have a couple of film reviews to write. But, I've finally reviewed Once Upon a Time Season One, so the review is coming up on Friday.
Other than that, in the time I would be reading otherwise, I've been watching Supernatural from the beginning. I watched some episodes years ago and liked them a lot, but somehow I could never fit the show into my schedule. Now, I'm watching it a couple or more episodes a day (depends on how busy I am, I'm currently on season four) and I'm really enjoying it. It's basically all new to me, as I only remembered from before the initial few episodes and some events taking place in the end of season three/beginning of season four. But I really, really like it. I've said that already, haven't I? Okay, enough gushing.
So, that's about it. I hope I wasn't boring you, and if I was, you probably just skipped this stuff, which I completely understand ;). I just wanted to let you know what's been going on in case you might be interested.