I have been really wanting to get back into the routine of blogging again. I miss it. Instagram is fun, but I miss the discipline and exercise the longer format provides. I miss sharing books, but even more than that, I miss the opportunity to put my thoughts about books into words in an orderly way, even if no one besides me ever reads them. Every time I refer back to my blog to find out which chapter books I read to my girls when they were Benny’s age or what exactly I thought about a certain someone’s then-new novel or whether or not I ever did finish reading that series, I’m immensely glad I have this little archive of my own reading life.
Thus, today, instead of grading essays while we traveled back home from a little vacation with my family, I worked on updating my 2018 booklist on my blog. You can find it here.