10 Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts
Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).
- So this awesome thing happened last Saturday in Rome: Largo Argentina, teatro a cielo aperto: in scena le Idi di Marzo dove venne ucciso Cesare (for the Ides of March). Stupenda! Great photos too 🙂
- Earlier this week I read Nikolai Gogol’s Diary of Madman. Gogol’s stories are always populated with eccentric and odd, crazy characters and this short story in particular reminds me of Bridget Jones’ Diary for some reason, lol
- So I’m technically on a book-buying ban at the moment. However, as I mentioned last week, World’s Biggest Bookstore, a bookstore I used to frequent growing up, is closing at the end of the month and they’re holding a closing sale. So I went yesterday, took a good browse of the place one more time (not that there was much left on the shelves anyway), and got a few books at very good prices 😉 And thus today I’m back to my regularly-scheduled book-buying ban =P
- I do apologise in advance for next week. It’s Tolkien Reading Day on Tuesday and I’ve decided to also post up (almost) all of my LOTR-related posts for the 100 Things meme that I’m slowly trying to complete. So yes, prepare thyself for everything LOTR-related! 😀
- I know I just listed it earlier this week on a Top Ten Tuesday but Antonio Hill’s The Good Suicides was pretty intriguing; could not put it down. Alas, it won’t be released until June but will probably post up my review soon-ish =P
- Also related to next week: got two review posts coming up as part of book blog tours + two giveaways! Yay, look out for that 😉
- I’m thinking of doing a massive spring clean-up of my online presence. I have accounts all over the place that I either no longer use or have no time to go to or whatnot. I’ve already started clearing up my email subscriptions so I guess the next step is to clean out my Twitter feed a bit and then go around cleaning up my online accounts. Too many, lol! Oh, and at some point my webspace as well–too many folders and files that have fallen into great disuse. And my bookmarks folder on my browser–yikes! (okay, one step at a time)
And that’s about it from me this week (pretty quiet week) 🙂 Happy weekend! Be sure to link up over at Bookishly Boisterous if you’re participating.