Sorry for my absence! It’s been busy, as I’m getting a few loose ends sorted out before returning to university in September. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a lot of time to read recently, though I did finally manage to finish A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and am now slowly working my way through The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, which will probably keep me occupied well into September (it’s a very lengthy read, at 627 pages).
I’ve skipped over on some of the weekly blog hops I’ve come across because I didn’t feel I could contribute anything interesting, but I like the question posed this week at Crazy-for-Books: What is the one genre you will NEVER read?
Here is another short, casual post to end off the week. This time, I’m participating in TGIF at GReads. Here is their lovely banner:
Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree?
Occasionally, I like to dabble in graphic design and attempt to do fancy things with Photoshop. As a result, Übermorgen has a spiffy new banner and a colour scheme to match. I hope the text isn’t too difficult to read against the dark background (side note: dark backgrounds require less energy to be displayed on a monitor— perhaps something to consider for anyone wanting to make their blogs more eco-friendly), and I welcome any suggestions for improvement.
Also, in an effort to be more timely with my posts, I’ve decided to participate in WWW Wednesdays, hosted at Should be Reading. It usually takes me a long time to write blog posts, and consequently, I don’t write them very often. While I believe that quality is preferable to quantity, writing is something that needs to be practiced regularly, and I hope these shorter, more casual posts will allow me to do that.