Where Have I Been?

There is always, always a time in the year when my reading and posting slows down, and I just…disappear from the surface of the reading and blogging world. Or, almost. I just checked my last post here, and I saw that it’s been a week ago! Gasp! Where was I?

Well, aside from the fact that it’s been a bit busy at work, I’ve just been cruising along. I’ve been a slow reader ever since last month, for some reason. I don’t want to think that this is a slump, but maybe it is, because I would sometimes rather sleep than read. Sometimes I feel so exhausted after work that I wish I could use an external power source like ls14250 to keep me reading. Or blogging. Of course, I have been reading a classic lately, so that also counts for my slowness.

But really, it’s been a slow few weeks. The Goodreads challenge widget has been mocking me since April started — as of this morning I am 9 books behind, but I have managed to trim it down to…seven. It doesn’t feel like it’s much difference, but hey, I’ll take what I can get.

Anyway, I know I owe a lot of reviews here, but I may have to hold that off until after this weekend since I’m moderating my first book discussion! Okay, fine, I have moderated a book discussion before but it was online and it was pretty much a fail since I was out most of the time and the discussion never took off. But since my book club started having Face to Face discussions (what we call F2F) at the start of this year, these discussions have become some of my favorite times of the month. Being moderator of the club, too, I feel like I should exert extra effort to be there, because you know, I am a moderator.

But I digress! On Saturday, I’ll be moderating my first face to face book discussion, and it’s Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I just finished reading it earlier and I must say, I am very excited to moderate the discussion. :)

Hipstamatic shot of Jane Eyre!

Hipstamatic shot of Jane Eyre!

The discussion seems to be a record-breaker in terms of attendance too, and I’m nervous and excited about that. Hee. There’s a certain thrill about meeting people and discussing books, and hearing different opinions about it and of course, agreeing to disagree. :) Who says reading is always a solitary thing?

Anyway, preparing for this will make me busy this week, but I hope I can get back to a blogging groove next week and you know, write the reviews I said I’d write. :) But right now, I just thought I’d say hello, I’m still alive. :D

And Goodreads challenge, I will conquer you soon enough!

6 Thoughts on “Where Have I Been?

  1. I like the photo! And I am excited. There seems to be a lot of new faces behind the usernames on Saturday. And oh, I know you can do a good job! Just don’t forget the Charlotte Bronte Cookies. I kid! :D

    (By the way, it’s been a slow month for me as well.)

  2. I wish you the best of luck on your being a first-time face-to-face moderator, Tina! I know that you’ll do great. Have fun!

  3. That’s awesome that you moderated a discussion on Jane Eyre. That cover rocks! I’ve never seen it. I was (and still sort of am) in a reading/blogging slump. My stupid GR challenge was mocking me, too, but I plowed through a bunch last week to cut it down a bit. I think I am 3 behind now:-/ Anyway, I hope you find some amazing books soon and come back to the reading addict world. And never feel bad about wanting to sleep. Napping and/or sleeping in is just bliss.

    • Hi Flannery! See even I am in a commenting slump. I’m getting back to reading now, but I’m still terribly slow. But it’s okay — forcing myself will just make me want to not do it anymore. I guess we all have these days, yes?

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