Failure (or, how I stopped caring about reading goals)

Oh Books Before 30, you seemed so achievable when I was 27, the deadline so far away. What was I thinking? Read all of these books before I’m 30 in July, I haven’t the time or the inclination. I’ve learned a lesson here: Never try. No, wait, that’s not it. Never set arbitrary goals for years in the future, enjoy reading in the present. I’m a daydreamer (a fun, yet inconvenient super power) which means a ………

Literary Life: February in Review

I’d like to say this wasn’t one of the highlights of February, but I do so enjoy a giant Kinder egg! I’ve mostly overcome my reading slump this month, I’ve made my way through some books that I’ve wanted to finish for ages. Think Like An Artist especially threw me back into book consumption. Currently Reading: Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman Unfinished: Nothing! I’ve Read: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews ………

The Last Bookstore, LA

I’ve acquired a plethora of books in the last few months, more than I can be bothered to list. Considering that I have little to no room for them I’m not quite sure how smart buying them all was, but hey-ho, I’m happy. I can’t visit another country without finding a bookshop and decided well in advance that I had to visit The Last Bookstore while I was in LA. It’s an amazing used and new bookshop in downtown ………

Literary Life: January in Review

I read a surprising number of books in January, all things considered. Not only was I away for the last week or so, but also I’ve had zero desire to read finishing All the Light We Cannot See. LA was amazing! The picture above is one my friend Tania – who very kindly let me stay with her – took while we spent a few days in the Californian mountains. MOUNTAINS! If only I lived ………