"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
I really, really love blogging. It's one of the best things that's ever happened to me, truthfully. Don't worry, I'm not going off on another tangent about why I love blogging so much-- you can read this post if you want a little more sap and slop about all that-- but I did want to preface this post with a wee disclaimer so there are no broken hearts or anything once I've said my say.
See, I'm taking a blogging hiatus for the month of November, and it's not because I don't love you guys anymore. It's really because of two reasons-- the first is that I want to do NaNoWriMo this year and the second is that I want more time for reading.
Yeah, I love books better than my blog, deal with it.
...Okay, well, maybe I love them equally.
At any rate, lately I've been feeling that I spend wayyyy too much time on the computer and don't take enough time for reading, which is pathetic considering I'm now a high school graduate and technically DO have time for all the reading I neglected during my junior and senior years of high school. (Well, actually I read a great deal during those years but a lot of it was Required and not necessarily Desired.) And though I do love reading other people's blog posts and writing my own and wasting time on Etsy and Pinterest and Goodreads, it will do me good to take a month off from all that. This is going to be a full-on Internet break, you see. Except for email. I shan't neglect my friends THAT much. :D
So this post's purpose is twofold-- first to alert y'all to the fact that I'll be disappearing from the blogging world on November first (I'll catch up on all of your posts in December, hopefully!) and secondly to ask you for book recommendations. Because hey, if I'm going to do a boatload of reading in November, as I hope to do, I want to have a good long list to draw from. And that's where you come in.
If you could recommend to me any two books that you've loved, which ones would they be?
Go for it in the comments-- and if you mention a title I've read already, we can have a nice little chat about it. And if you want me to return the favor and recommend books to you, I'd be happy to do so. Only until the 31st, of course. After that, I'm outta here.
But never fear, I shall return. To haunt you. Once December gets here. The Ghost of the Christmas Present, heh heh heh.
...Okay, that was dumb.
P.S. And I'm not actually putting my blog on hold until November begins, so you can expect a couple more posts before this month is out. I just wanted to write this now so if anyone wants to recommend books, they can do so before I gooooo nowwwww and leeeeeeeave youuuuuuu.