If you happened to see my last reads related post (which I will conveniently link here), then you’ll know that I’ve been trying to come to grips with my relationship with reading (or lack thereof) following my undergraduate degree. I’m in a state of literary limbo, desperate to shake myself out of this funk.
In my effort to read more, more often, I’m sharing some of the best tidbits I’ve read in the last little while for those who are interested! And also because this is a becoming a great way to track my progress.
The blog/online content that’s being written lately is actually out of this world. Coupled with some amazing photography, and I am officially stunned. Coming back into the blogging world after a very long, very unplanned hiatus has been a bit of a shock to the system. No longer are gals just taking daily outfit photos in front of the hedge in their backyard, and including some brief caption about their look. No siree. And while I am more than just a little intimidated by what’s being put out there on a daily basis, I am also thrilled by what I’m reading. Here are a few of my faves from the past little while:
Man Repeller: As per usual, I am championing Man Repeller every chance I get. While they always come out with amazing content, this personal reflection on abortion and being pro-choice, and this piece about decision making really blew me out of the water. Both were expertly written and touched on a sentiment that was, as they say, #relatable. I highly encourage you to give them both a good read.
Hannah Gale: I also really loved this post by Hannah Gale about her, and more generally, our relationship with social media, blogging and trying to create a job out of it. As someone who is new to blogging, this is completely off my radar but is certainly a nice reminder to just keep doing what I enjoy first and foremost.
The New Yorker
I bloody love getting mail. I don’t care if it’s a hydro bill or a flyer, I seriously think getting mail is so exciting, and it’s even better when it’s something I actually want. Well, I graciously received a subscription to The New Yorker from Pat this year for my birthday, and it’s really lovely. I’ve been reading The New Yorker for a few years online, and have always been a huge fan of their fiction section, and now I get to read it at home! It’s been great to have something I can easily flip through in the morning over coffee, or if I need a break from staring at my computer for hours on end. Plus, I love being able to support print publications when and where I can.
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
Last is a bit of a new addition to the old routine, but definitely one that I think will continue on throughout December. I really wanted to pick up a book that would get me in the Christmas spirit, while also being something that Pat and I could read to each other before bed to stave off the late night Instagram scrolling. I had heard of The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie and figured it was the perfect thing to entertain us and keep us both invested. We’re only a few chapters in, but I am definitely hooked already!
There ya have it! Happy reading, all!