Hello, November-inos! I probably complain about November every year but November is the worst. It is also the month that I think to myself, “I really have to get my Christmas shopping started.” So, I did…for myself…I ordered a bunch of books as presents for ME.
I picked up some books at Value Village a few weeks ago. Books were 50% off that day! I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. The selection wasn’t super but I did get these gems.
I now have two copies of The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery. I bought Christina Queen of Sweden because of the title (Queen Me!). I’ve been waiting to read something from Natsuo Kirino for some time now so I grabbed that copy of Grotesque right quick. The Moonstone I bought just because.
A Book Blogger’s Dilemma
Twice this week while I was reading (actually listening to) two different books, some interesting tidbit captivated my attention. It was something that got my mind going in a million different directions but when I sat down to write my reviews, I couldn’t find a place for them in the post. One piece of information is developing into a possible discussion post, but the other is just a small thing that I can’t see going anywhere other than “Guys, look it this!”
I’ll tell you that it was from The Secret History of Wonder Woman, and was a passage where some dude was quoted as saying, “Women should be willing to die in childbirth every time they have sex.” There is quite a bit about the birth control movement in the early 20th century in the book. I thought to myself, “Dude, if it were that simple the human race would have died out ages ago.” Other than me thinking about how things haven’t changed much with the mindset of some people in a hundred years, I didn’t have anywhere to go with it. It was just a snippet that stayed with me.
Bloggers, does this ever happen to you? What do you do with it? Do you tweet about it? Read it to your spouse while he/she is trying to watch Scandal and demand some kind of reaction? Do you lock it away in the vault of your mind until it develops into something you can write about? Let me know.
That’s it for my thoughts this week. I bought a new lens for my camera but yesterday was such an icky day that I could only take pictures inside. That’s why I took that photo of my tree from my kitchen window. I think it turned out pretty good though.