Hello. It’s been awhile. I’ve been meaning to update this blog but just have not gotten around to it. It wasn’t because there was a dearth of things to write about. Quite the opposite; there were too many things to write about — books, movies, plays, people, places… life. How does one choose?
Anyway, several friends on Facebook have tagged me to list 10 books that have made an impact in my life. I’ve done this list at least once before, and even then it’s hard to limit the list to just 10. How do you define “impact,” anyway? I’ve read books that I’ve thought of as “fluff” that I still remember years later because they made me look at a situation in a different way; others have turns of phrases, elegant words used, a scene that was just so poignant I could cry; funny moments; fast-paced action…. It’s just hard to choose. Sooo… because the blog needed updating and I needed to write this list, I figured I’d just do it as a blog entry. Two birds with one stone and all that. I’m tweaking the criteria to books that I’ve read or reread in the past year and a half that I’ve loved — for whatever reason. Some of the choices will have links, as I’ve written about them at some point. As bonus, am adding quotes and excerpts so you get a flavor of the books. Have a taste and see if you like them.
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(What I think I look like — based on the template at imadeface)
(What I really look like)
On the runup to my birthday yesterday, I had planned to do two things I’ve never done before: Post a selfie and write a long post on what I’ve learned in the past, ahem, *mumble mumble* years of being on the planet and put this up on my birthday. Of course, I wasn’t able to do so yesterday, because, life (a.k.a., deadlines) got in the way. Also because, I was unsure about the selfies — I am not one for posting photos of myself online. There’s just something terribly self-indulgent and self-important to me about taking my own photo and posting it online for all the world to see. I am not one to call attention to myself; I’d rather others do it for me, haha! But in this age of self-promotion, people no longer look askance at you for blatant self-love. In fact, it’s expected. So why am I coming around to the idea of the selfie? Well, for one, it’s terribly hypocritical of me to say posting my picture is self-indulgent while I have a whole blog devoted to my own preoccupations. And two, it kind of makes sense to track what I look like over time. I sometimes look at myself in the mirror and see time make inroads on my face overnight! So, inspired by my friend Alexis’ link on FB about this project, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon this year.
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