I see you in old churches
And used book stores
Glimpses of the road not taken
It catches in my chest
I breathe through the time
through the what ifs
and never weres
“Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
One more breathe and it’s gone
I’d hold it in until I turn blue
But a dog barks
a cashier says “next”
a jogger wakes me with a sudden rush of air
And it all fades away
Until the next time I see an old church
and I’m captured in a moment
that never was
While I am on track with my reading, I have become wildly and embarrassingly behind on my reviews.
My 2017 reviews will definitely spill into 2018, but I am working on getting them out as quickly and frequently as possible! (AKA I will be invading your inboxes over the next couple of weeks),
My 2018 list and 2017 recap will be posted on the 1st.
Happy Holidays and have a wonderful New Year, everyone!
Though it is a list based on popularity over quality, it was fun to go through and see how many I have read (16) and get some ideas for future reads.
The Most Famous Book That Takes Place in Every State
Stay tuned for new reviews this week! Including a childhood classic, what I think should be a contemporary classic, and my first YA review!
I’m off to spend a week exploring what Utah has to offer by way of hiking and camping.
Many reviews to come upon my return.
Every so often something comes along that makes you think “THIS is what I’ve been missing my whole life!”
A present for every book lover you know:
A Novel Poster Idea
Happy New Year, everyone!
First of all, I want to thank all of you who have been loyal followers – it’s been quite a learning experience on many levels, and your support has been a force that kept me going.
Secondly, some 55 in 52 news:
- Posts will occur regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays (with an extra now and then)
- I will be including more non-review posts (essays, interviews, links, etc)
- 55in52 is now on Twitter!
- 2017 Book List is now posted
- As I learned last year, sometimes certain books aren’t going to work out (it’s not them, it’s me), therefore I shall allow myself the ability to shuffle some around if need be. But, I will not allow myself to ability to shuffle as many as I did in 2016.
See y’all on Wednesday!
With love and prose,
Well, folks, it’s crunch time!
Since I got a bit (A LOT) behind in the fall, I have to make up for lost time now. I’m still on track to complete my goal (thank God for holidays and long weekends), but I will have to post a review (sometimes 2) every day between now and the 31st. So, I apologize in advance for blowing up your inboxes.
This blog started out as a year long experiment, and over the past 12 months I have completely fallen in love with it and all of you, my faithful followers. Therefore I am pleased to announce that it will become a permanent fixture in my life.
Come January 1st I will reveal my new list and some positive changes as to how the blog will be run.
For now, I must get back to my books!
With love and prose,