Hello everyone! Not unlike Bilbo Baggins I’m back from my much less adventurous journey: luckily, no trolls or spiders made their appearance, and even though the car trip to and from my destination – amounting to almost one thousand kilometers each way – was not without stress, such small discomforts were more than compensated by the delightful company of my friends, and the antics of the two very rambunctious dogs they share their lives with.
Once more I discovered that, due to the unreliability of the internet connection in such a remote location, the impossibility to visit my usual online haunts turned out into something positive: while I was sorry to be unable to follow the usual updates of this community, I was able to relax my attitude toward blogging – and this led me to wonder if this yearly “disconnect” is what has saved me, until now, from the dreaded blogging fatigue that has plagued some of my fellow bloggers in the past few years. Only time will tell…
On the other hand, I did not manage to read as many books as I planned to, preferring to spend my time relaxing, chatting with my friends, and occasionally gathering the delicious figs from the two different trees that stand on the grounds where their home is located.
So I can only account for two and half books: I finished Melissa Albert’s Our Crooked Hearts (which I began before leaving for my vacation); I completed Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers trilogy with Record of a Spaceborn Few, and I finally started the Dune re-read that I’ve been promising myself since I watched Denis Villeneuve’s successful movie translation of the first book.
And that’s all for my month of August: energies replenished (I hope…) I’m eager to get back into the usual rhythm of reading, reviewing and fattening my TBR with books I hope to read soon… It’s certainly good to be back 🙂