This is it. The first post. My electronic first impression. No pressure or anything....
Each Sunday I take a second to look back at what happened during the past week. What posts I wrote (which makes little sense this Sunday, seeing how it is also my first. post. ever), what books I finished, what frustrating-why-do-i-live-my-life-like-this moments happened during the course of my research (as those are sadly a dime a dozen), etc. A little snapshot of my life both on and offline for your perusal.
But perhaps I'm getting a head of myself! As this is my first ever post you might be asking yourself any of the following reasonable questions: where in the world did I end up? why are the cubs only ranked third in their division when they are clearly the superior team? what does this barely existent newborn blog even talk about?
Questions to which I'd answer: books *spreads arms grandly*.
Oh, sorry, you want a bit more detail? Fine, fine, whatever.
You see, I've always been in love with books. I remember lugging home piles of books from the library as a child, always feeling like I was stealing something wonderful as I walked out with all these exciting stories just waiting to be told.
And while I take considerably smaller stacks home from the library nowadays, not much else has changed. I still firmly believe in running away from reality and diving into books especially when reality consists of failed experiments, or advanced quantum mechanics courses, or having your best friends be inconsiderate enough to live hours away.
Participating in the Goodreads book challenge has been a great motivator to get me back on track. During the first year of grad school reading was pushed to the sidelines as my life was flooded with other responsibilities and stresses. But the idea of a challenge-- a reading goal that I constantly want to beat (did I mention I was competitive?)-- has caused me to be more conscious of how I'm spending my free time, trying to curb the hours of YouTube to devote more time to my stack of to-read books.
So what do you, my new friend, have to look forward to? I'm glad you asked. Book reviews, recommendations,
I can't wait.