Where did you go, Emily?

So who else is ready for 2020 to be cancelled?

From starting the year covered in bushfire smoke, to massive hailstorms, to job insecurity only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is it any wonder I have only finished one book in the past month, or that my last post here was March 03?

Any wonder that I was spending more time playing pointless time-wasting games on my phone rather than actually reading?

But! I am in a fortunate position, compared to many others. I will probably start working from home 3-4 days a week this week (there are parts of my job I simply can’t do remotely, but at least this way I’ll be able to afford the parking fees and won’t have to take public transport).

I have a wonderful group of friends with whom I’m voice chatting/Zooming a lot, and we’ve been checking in on each other daily.

And since a lot of us were in a musical together, and now can’t meet for rehearsals, we’ve started a book club!

Knowing that there are others reading the same book I am and really enjoying it has been so motivating over the last few days. We’ve set up a Facebook group and while official discussion doesn’t start until April, there have already been a few posts about our first read, Scythe by Neal Schusterman. I’m about halfway through it already and enjoying it. There will definitely be lots to discuss.

I’m hoping that this means I’m out of my reading slump, and that I’ll be seeing you around the blogosphere again soon. I’m even thinking that with more time at home, I might manage to revive my YouTube channel (I had announced on Twitter that I was letting it die).

In the meantime, take care, everyone, and I’ll see you soonish.

2 thoughts on “Where did you go, Emily?

    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      It’s an interesting one… plot-wise I’m enjoying it but not wholly invested… but the themes are going to make book club discussion really interesting, I think!

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