As you may or may not have noticed, there's a little tab right up there at the top of the page entitled, "Books."
You further may or may not have noticed that I haven't been updating that page over the past few months.
It's not that I haven't been reading. Trust me, me not reading is never the answer to any question. I have, however, been a little short on time recently, and updating the Books page falls to the very bottom of my priority list when I'm busy. Actually the blog is toward the bottom of the list, anyway, so the Books page is at the bottom of the bottom. It's far more time consuming than my normal posts, and while I'm always happy when I've done it, carving out that time is sometimes difficult.
Still, I don't like leaving things undone, so when New Year's rolled around, at one point a tiny piece of my tiny brain tentatively put forth the idea of a resolution to update the Books page weekly.
The rest of my brain violently recoiled and threatened that tiny piece with bodily (er, brainily) harm.
This is because I do not do New Year's resolutions. I have problems with the entire concept of New Year's Day itself. It has always seemed to me like a very arbitrary holiday, one where someone somewhere closed their eyes, stuck a pin in a calendar, and declared, "There! That will be the first day of a new year!"
Now, I get that you could say the same thing about most, if not all, holidays. I realize that Jesus was most likely not born on December 25th, Valentine's Day has become the day that keeps Hallmark in the black, and as for Easter Sunday- even the Church admits they have no idea exactly when Jesus died; Easter Sunday is different every year! For me, though, those other holidays are about celebrating an event or idea, and I'm okay with that. New Year's Day- what exactly are we celebrating? I just don't get it.
While I did not make a resolution to do so, I will be making more of an attempt to update the Books page on a more regular basis. This does not affect most of you; I know most of you don't check it- most people don't love to read as much as I do, and that's okay! I don't know what's wrong with you, but it's okay! I love you anyway.
So. I hereby do not resolve but do half-promise to update the Books page somewhat more often than I have in the immediate past.
That's as good as it gets around here, folks.