I’ve finally found my groove with reading and reviewing – reviewing less, reading more outside of m/m – and though I wish I reviewed more, I’m only reviewing those books where the review practically writes itself in my head as I’m reading. I’ve struggled a bit with m/m as it seems all the books feel the same. There’s less of a surprise element and more of “haven’t I already read this” that comes to mind. There’s something to be said about staying within a comfortable genre and that includes the tropes that make such things popular (more on this topic later).. but suffice it to say, I’m still chugging away with the genre.
In between reading I’ve been quite busy.
I’m running a half marathon in about 2 weeks and a marathon in a few months. Crazy I know. I even question my own sanity. Running has kind of taken over my life. It’s a huge time commitment and anyone that says running is cheap is just lying. But at least I have some great things to come home to when I’m done with my insanity.
My adorable puppy (who’s 2 now! And not so much a puppy) who has converted me to a dog person so whole-heartedly. The poor dog thinks she’s being constantly punished lately since she has to listen to commands whereas *someone* else doesn’t.
However, in trying to keep up with my cat loving self we got a kitten! Percy is 5 months old and huge. The rescue shelter called him Sumo as he was 3x the size of the other baby kittens. My boyfriend requested a male cat as he’s already outnumbered by females (the dog and I) and I thought a bigger cat would be able to roughhouse with the dog when it grows older. Or at the very least hold it’s own. So far, I think the cat has terrorized everyone in the house, dog included. He doesn’t stay still long but he finally wore himself out chewing a cord.
Needless to say with our growing petting zoo, we’re looking at houses. My heart kind of hurts though as I was told I can’t bring my 3 bookcases worth of books. I feel so antiquated having so many physical books. Does anyone else still keep hardbound books?