Saturday, August 22, 2009

Exciting Developments

Most recent read:  Little Women (audio)

Despite excellent momentum at the start of the week, I've been neglectful of my darling blog for the past several days.  The reasons are many, but chiefly it is because I have been crafting like a maniac and decided to start a new blog about it!

I know, I know.  How can up keep up two blogs when I am barely posting on this one at the moment?  I have discovered that although I dearly love reading, writing about, and discussing books, there are often other things I want to blog about.  But I try to keep them off this blog because it is about books and reading.  Crafting and other DIY domestic endeavors are the usual suspects, and so I'm starting another blog just for such an outlet.  It is still in the development stages, but when it has begun to take shape, I will be sure to post a link.  

Today on Martha Stewart Radio, I heard someone say: "If you need something done, give it to a busy person."  I've never heard that before, but seen the sentiment in action over and over again.  I do the most when I am busy with other things, and usually end up doing it better.  With ridiculous amounts of time on my hands, I've been neglectful of all the things I really want to be doing.  This is going to change.  With new projects, new commitments, and a renewed desire to get busy and get things done-I have high hopes for new attitudes and new successes.  

I have also decided to try two new features to most of my blog posts.  The first you saw at the beginning of this post.  I will try to start each post with a quick update what I have read most recently.  Because I tend to be reading multiple volumes at any given time, I can't say "currently reading".  So instead, I will give you a taste of what I have most recently read prior to posting.  

The second feature will be at the end of some of my posts.  I always get ideas for further posts, and so I'd like to give a preview (when I have one).  There are several reasons for this: 1) it's fun,  2) it helps me remember what my ideas were, and 3) it gives you an opportunity to weigh in on a book or a subject before I post.  I love reading comments after a post, but I thought it would also be fun to occasionally include insights from others in the original post.  So, I will try it now-if you have thoughts to share on any of these subjects, please include them in the comments, or shoot me an e-mail @

Upcoming Posts (not necessarily in this order):
1. Little Women
2. ______ For Dummies books (like 'em?  love 'em?  hate 'em?  use 'em?)
3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle; In Defense of Food; The Omnivore's Dilemma; and other books about various food movements.  


WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

Here's some a helpful suggestion for your food book post! ;)

Love all the changes and I can't wait to see the crafty blog!

Rasco from RIF said...

Exciting changes and additional blog, thanks for sharing all the news with us. I get excited anytime I see LITTLE WOMEN mentioned as it is with HEIDI my all-time favorite from childhood! Look forward to the post on LITTLE WOMEN! We are in the countdown final week for Macy's promotion, it has been wildly successful thus far. Thanks again for your help.