You're all thinking: "Is it just me, or did Erika disappear again? Didn't she say she'd be back in full action come January?" Guilty as charged. *hangs head in shame* January was not my month. I have not picked up nor finished an actual book since 2017 began (though I did read Black Beauty for one of my classes, but that doesn't count because I had to stress over a very large presentation on it the following week, so I didn't enjoy it very much. Plus it's not really the kind of genre I like to read). I shamefully have 3 e-arcs I still haven't read through. I've had to renew the library books I've taken out, because the three weeks that I normally 100% could finish them in have whizzed by. Ugh. As a normally, quite extensively heavy reader, I feel like I've been deprived water or something. BUT, I have not forgotten about you guys. Quite the opposite. I miss you guys. I miss our talks. I miss fangirling. I miss BOOKS. Gods, I miss books. I miss peace and quiet and books and reading so I can gush over everything to you guys. But I am (more or less) back(ish)! Though it will be more of a gradual transition thing, as there are still a few loose ends I need to tie up. But I am coming back to my normal presence, with this haphazard post as proof!
So, to help bounce back into the blogging world, I have a proposition: I list a bunch of options for another Bookish Ponderings and Musing post, you guys vote, and I whip one up! Leave your choice in the comments below, and I'll post about it to compensate for the time it will take me to finish and review one of the e-arcs I failed to do in January. Options: 1. Hardback books vs. paperback books 2. Physical books vs. e-readers 3. Book buying bans (aka self-restraint) 4. Buying books vs. borrowing from the library 5. Help: not enough bookshelf space! 6. Coping: BOOK FEELS. Which one (or ones) do you think I my next discussion post should be about? Let me know!