I’ve been kind of out of it for the past week or so, because ever since I decided to do a gap year after graduating I haven’t been able to keep my mind on anything. There’s just so much I have to plan for! It’s extremely hard to read about vampires, for instance, when all I really want to read about is how to find a job overseas. I haven’t started the next Lord of the Rings book for the readalong, I’ve forgotten what I need to do for my challenges, and it’s all a big mess.
But I am trying to balance things. I’m taking the day off from reading travel blogs and focusing on Sunshine (that vampire book), and maybe a few smaller YA books, and hopefully I’ll stop running around like my pants are on fire. A year is a good amount of time to plan, and if I keep telling myself that I’m sure I’ll start believing it.
Now, I’m wondering what to do with the books from my TBR pile I don’t want to keep. I could put them on BookMooch or PaperbackSwap, but spending money when I want to save it (see here) doesn’t seem like a smart plan. I was thinking about maybe doing, like, a bookstore type thing? Where people could buy my old books and help fund my trip at the same time? What do you think: does that sound like a good idea? Or should I just wait to get rid of them in a yard sale? (By the way, how does one hold a yard sale when one lives in an apartment complex?)
Sooooo many questions. Time for stats!
Books read this week:
27. The Hunchback Assignments – Arthur Slade [rating: 3.5/5]
28. White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi [rating: 4.5/5]
Sunshine by Robin McKinley. I’m about halfway through now, and while I’m enjoying it I can’t help but think that a) it’s really WEIRD how Sunshine and her boyfriend do, like, nothing together and they don’t even talk to each other, and b) Sunshine needs to grow a spine. Seriously. GROW A SPINE, SUNSHINE.