Sunday, May 19, 2013

Escapism as Procrastination

It's hard to believe that I haven't posted about life, books, or reading in almost ten months. Of course that doesn't mean I haven't been reading, reading, reading in that time. Just the opposite. As I finished up my Education Specialist degree, I often indulged in my favorite form of procrastination -- "finishing a book." As in, "I have to finish this book and then I will write that paper, work on that portfolio, complete that assignment..." We won't talk about how I usually started said book just so I could say I had to finish it before working on schoolwork.

During those final four months of my degree, I managed to escape to England, Mt. Everest, Kenya in the 1920's, a few futuristic dystopian societies, Key West, Italy, 1930's Alabama, India, and a zoo.

I even started a Pinterest board where I could post all of the books I have read so far in 2013. Feel free to take a peek at it. 

Now that I am finished with my degree, I can get back to the things I enjoy most, including writing about what I am reading. My mind is already swirling with possible topics. 

Coming soon...

From Russia with Love or "Do They Sell Samovars on eBay?"

Into Africa or "My 30-year-old Love Affair with the British Empire"

An Everest Tale or "How I Fought Altitude Sickness and Chapped Lips and Consumed Too Much Chocolate"

Plus lots of upcoming summer reading including some aliens and ghosts! 


  1. Thanks for posting all those books. Now when I need a new book i can check out your site.