Lost Months & Lost Words

I finished my exams just under a week ago. I had planned to return to blogging immediately, but then I wound up in a strange post-exam/pre-summer languor. So I've spent the last few days in a particularly lethargic mood – and it is not until now, six days later, I've looked at this blog. In fact, I've been vaguely unproductive, though – for once – this doesn't seem to be bothering me. I'd say I've been experiencing a wonderful case of rasasvada (a fantastic word I came across the other day, meaning "the taste of bliss in the absence of all thoughts").

I guess this is a waffly explanation for my recent absence. Essentially, I've had exams. Though I'm back now, and I can't wait to reclaim the words that the past few months have stolen away.

I. Books I've read & plan to read
I had very little time to read throughout exams, though I did dip in and out of Ariel by Sylvia Plath. Her poetry collection is rich and true spoken – I can't remember the last time I've experienced such beauty within so few pages. Since the end of exams, I've read Heroes and Villains by Angela Carter (endearingly bizarre and grotesque), and Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman (as wonderful as you could expect from Gaiman, naturally).

Over the next ten blissful summer weeks, I have several stacks of books to get through. (It's worth noting that, the moment my final exam ended, I fled to the library and came home with a decent pile of novels). Perhaps the novel I'm most excited to read is The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood.

2. Words to be scrawled
I have many rough plans for what I'll be writing across the summer. However I thought it would be more apt to share some words my fingers have been itching to use (as is the way on this blog): orphic, meaning mysterious and entrancing; anacampserote, something that can bring back lost love; and nefelibata, which refers to someone who lives in the clouds of their own imagination.

3. This blog
I'll be doing my best to blog as much as I can – and, given it's the summer, I'll be posting more than ever. This said, I have been thinking of setting up a second blog to run alongside this one. The potential new blog would consist of my own writing, as well as small fragments of artwork, and other muses… I'm not entirely sure of this yet, though, so Feed Me Books Now will remain my main preoccupation!

So, essentially, I'm back. :)
Please excuse the brevity and confusion of this post – I haven't blogged in so long, it's as if I've forgotten how this all works. But I'll slowly remember the way, page by page, and word by word.

16 comments:

  1. I JUST GOT THE BLIND ASSASIN AND ARIEL FROM MY LIBRARY THIS IS EXCITING

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    1. Woo! What do you think of Ariel? I'm reading TBA at the moment – it's sheer brilliance so far!

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  2. Glad your back!!! It's great that this summer is so long, because there is so much time to read and write and just do all the things that you've been wanting to when exams have been happening.

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    1. Thank you Holly! I hope your exams went well. And yes, the free time is so wonderful it's almost overwhelming ha!

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  3. Hi Ruby! Hope the exams went well! I've been lazing around too when I'm not on work placements and it's so nice to be unproductive and not have to feel guilty about it. I spotted several Haruki Murakami novels in your pile and those are all ones I'm yet to read. Have you read Norwegian Wood? I finished it recently and really enjoyed it.

    Have a great summer, Ruby!

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    1. Thank you Beverley – they were pretty good. Yes, Norwegian Wood was one of the first I read! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you enjoy more of them in the future. :)

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  4. It is good you are returning. I love your blog. I cannot wait to see what you will be posting!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll hopefully be getting back on track with posts. :)

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  5. hello ruby welcome back! cant wait for your upcoming posts :) just followed your blog, its a nice one. btw we're the same age?!?!? wow

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    1. Thank you! I'm 16 & I'm assuming you are? If so, that's cool haha. :)

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  6. Rasasvada is how I would describe my situation in the past month xD I seriously have not visited my own blog or anyone's blog for the past month which is crazy! I'm so happy I'm in the mood to read and blog again. My reading slump was sooo bad..it took me A MONTH to finish Clockwork Princess. A MONTH. That is soo long to finish just one book. Anyways, I'm glad you're back too! I'm looking forward to reading your future posts :D

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    1. I think once you don't blog for a while, it's very hard to get back into haha! But then when you're in the right mood, it's great. :)

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  7. I hope you did well in your exams. Welcome back! don't worry i have also been going through exams and I have neglected my blog a bit but i'm back too. We all have those reading slumps. I hate them. So many books and so little time.

    http://www.booksfromafangirl.com/

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    1. So do I haha. Thank you! Good luck with your blogging and your results!

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  8. Yay! Welcome back to the bloggy world! :)

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