can I get in reading blogs? Very, very far.
As I try to catch up, I have to stop and write down titles of books and names of authors, check them out on Amazon, add some to the wish list and, after reading several reviews of Moonwalking with Einstein, finally placing an order. I could have waited to get a copy at the library, but this is one of the "brain" books that I'm sure I'll want to keep.
Algonquin has sent me a bunch more ARCs, I have books I've purchased sitting in a stack by my reading chair, I have overdue library books. A surfeit of reading material and still not reading at my usual pace.
I do have a couple of books to review and have 3 books in progress, but I'm still spending most of my time upstairs in the studio stitching away on prayer flags. I love the idea of having these little flags sending prayers on the breeze.
"Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all."
Mine aren't the traditional Tibetan version with their bright, symbolic primary colors. Mine are usually more subdued, but I've had fun choosing words to include on my flags and embroidering each flag is a meditative process.
I think I've made about eight so far. I spend hours each night stitching while watching Netflix, instead of reading, which is my usual evening activity.
However, I really must return my library books, read some of the backlog of books that have accumulated, and write a couple of reviews!