I hope you’ve heard of Marley Diaz by now. Why? Because she’s freakin’ amazing.
It may be a little obvious that I haven’t been reading this whole month. But, as always, there’s a reason. I hate to explain why I haven’t been reading because it just sounds like another excuse, but this time it’s actually a good reason.
Wow. Muchísimas gracias (many thanks) to everyone for stopping by and reading my blog while I’ve been away! I really appreciate everyone for taking the time to check out this little blog of mine. As you can probably tell, I’ve been absent for a couple of months. But, as always, I have excuses. So many excuses.
I hate to make this book the poster child for books I couldn’t bring myself to finish, but I really like how this photo came out. And that’s where my disappointment stems from, although I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover. But I couldn’t help it. This was the book next in line for a review, but I didn’t just couldn’t. I’m sorry book gods, I just couldn’t.
Festivals and events are a must in the summer. Here in Chicago, you have your food fests, art fests, and music fests, but the best of these festivals (to me anyway) are the book and literary events. This past weekend, I attended two such events: Printers Row Lit Fest and the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE).
This is the first installment of a series of posts I’m calling “From the Favorites Shelf.” In these posts, I will be writing about the books from my favorites shelf on Goodreads, and I will be sharing a couple of reasons why each book has a place on that shelf. The first book is Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.”
I feel horrible for not posting as much as I would like. But, unfortunately, things come up that prevent me from dedicating as much time to this blog. As I said in my last post, I’m working on another writing project, which I hope works out. Work also takes up a lot of my time. I’m in one of those weird stretches of time where balancing every minute is essential, but I’m getting it done.
The more I blog about books, the more I discover about the online book community. I’ve always loved books and it’s so fulfilling to see other people share in that same love. Blogs seemed like the obvious way to share my love of books, but I’ve recently discovered and joined the book community on Instagram.