breakis coming, and I am ready for it – physically and mentally.
- The Realm of Unpredictability is drawing to a close. I haven’t defeated my eternal tiredness, but I’ve learned to live above it. So I might return to regular blogging sometime after December 20th. If I do, reviews, short op-eds, booklists and discussion posts will return with greater frequency.
- P.— Library has obtained a copy of The Senility of Vladimir P.! Creepy drawings,
rabid PutinophiliaRussia coverage standards, and rage-writing aside, I actually look forward to reading this. The idea is curious and I definitely see potential for some thought-provoking commentary. Well, the book’s blatantly anti-Putin synopsis and the 3.26 star Goodreads rating suggest otherwise, but look, I’m trying to be optimistic here! It may turn out to be a diatribe but hey, I’m always in the mood for some head-of-state fiction! At the least, it’ll be an interesting review. Or I’ll end up giving you readers the greatest holiday gift of all: my misery. You’ll just have to wait and see.
- I’ve joined team ebook. There was once a time at which I was known as the ‘physical book loyalist’. I bought exclusively hardbacks and paperbacks. I turned my nose up at the Nook and Kindle. The aroma of bookbinding glue was one of my favorite smells, second only to the scent of fresh rain on the pavement. Well, that last point hasn’t changed, but now I find it fiscally impossible to maintain such a rigid attitude toward book purchases. We live in an era where a decent paperback book can cost twenty-seven dollars (even used copies)! But its Kindle edition costs $7.99, and for a book reviewer on a budget, that a godsend.
- I’m pretty sure I mentioned somewhere on this blog I wanted to return to creative writing. Well, I actually went and did something about that today – I wrote 50 pages worth of worldbuilding notes for one of my novel/comic ideas!