So here’s the thing…

For all kinds of
reasons I can identify (and probably for plenty that elude me), for
the past more-than-a-year, I’ve been off my feed with regard to reading. And
it’s alternately caused me to:
freak out
view it
scientifically
disregard that it’s
even happening
tackle it as a
problem to be solved
be blasé about it
ponder it as a
sociological phenomenon
tell myself it will
take care of itself eventually
feel guilty (what
kind of librarian am I, anyway?)
treat it as a
behavior modification opportunity
feel baffled
blog about it with
annoying frequency
think, “Maybe I’ve
just become like normal people”
decide I don’t have
time to worry about not reading
because clearly I don’t even have time to read!
So all I’m saying
is: This stuff continues. I’m reading again, yes, and sometimes listening to
the occasional audiobook. But I’m not back on the horse yet, peoples. I remain
a ghost of my former reading self.
But damn, my life
is interestingly terrific these days.*
*Clarification: I am not implying that reduced
reading improves the quality of life. I’m quite sure it does not. I’m just
saying: Things are busy and good and rich and lovely around here, and I’m simply not settling down to read. I have shpilkes in the worst way.** And I’m
glad of it.
**which inspires me
to revert to the item above: “treat it as a behavior modification
opportunity”—I could listen to audiobooks while I do all these other
non-reading activities! [Right. I know that ain’t gonna happen.]

Supergeek aside: This is my 555th blog post. And when I saw the number 555, I thought, “Washington Monument.” Yes, people, that is its height in feet. That’s coming directly to you from the Geek Girl of 1981. (I am always and forever that girl.)

6 thoughts on “So here’s the thing…

  1. Anonymous

    Love your blog! Hey if you get back to reading you may want to try the Fool's Gold Series, yes its available on audio! Susan Mallery writes a great story! I'll never be able to forget that the monument is 555 ft tall!

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