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So. I’ve been gone.

by Kate Schiffman-

So I’ve been gone for a while.

I feel like getting that off my chest is the first step back into blogging. It’s not even a huge confession, it’s just a fact. My last book post was in July, and I honestly have not been able to bring myself even close to writing about books since then. I have barely touched any of the books that I wanted to read except surprisingly (I say that only because I’ve been avoiding this book for a while, but that’s a story for another time) Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane. That was a delight that I was not expecting and much needed in a moment where a little surprise and delight was entirely missing from my life.

What happened was that my life took a turn that I didn’t expect. I’m no longer on the life path that I was 6 months ago. I started grad school. I moved states. I just rented a new apartment. I’m looking for new work. It’s been many things at once and honestly emotionally and physically exhausting. The thing about change is that it takes time and energy and all of your attention. I cannot say that I wish this upon anyone but I also know that if you live a life completely without change then you’re not going to have much of an interesting life at all.

I’ve started reading again in the past few weeks. I know this might not last as long as I want it to, given that my grad program will start back up in the beginning of January, but I’m enjoying the moment. Also, I got knocked off my Goodreads goal for the year, but I think I’m going to get damn close. Fingers crossed.

Mostly I just wanted to write this to write again. I like writing about non-academic things, about things that I like, things that matter to me. So the plan is to read all of these books and begin to like and enjoy that part of my life again and then to turn around and share it all with you! Sound like a plan? Good.

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