Apr. 9th, 2017

First Entry

Apr. 9th, 2017 09:12 pm
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It's been ages since I had an online journal. Years. It was an easy decision to follow a couple of friends over here to Dreamwidth, but a much more difficult decision to choose a journal style, and an even harder one to choose a journal title; eventually I decided to leave that blank for a while when I realized that I was beginning to panic because I couldn't think of a pithy title.

Interests, the profile page wanted to know. That was a challenge. I've been depressed for so long, and I've been in upheaval for even longer, and I have no idea anymore what interests me, beyond books and binging on Netflix. The truth is that very little interests me anymore. I'd like to change that but am only in the very early stages of finding out how.

I don't know what to write. All of this is filling me with uncertainty.

I'm Allie. I have cats. Two of them, one of whom is preparing to investigate my typing and looking like she's going to cause a nuisance. I live in Canada, in a small and unattractive city. I have three children, two daughters and a son, the daughters are 27 and 18, and the son is 25. No grandkids yet.

I read a lot. Books are my lifeline and always have been. I plan to post about books I've read here. And I wonder if there are communities here, like there were on LJ, where I can meet other bibliophiles. I suppose I will figure this out in time.

Right then, first entry completed, off I go to explore the world of Dreamwidth.
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I'm sure that there's a way to put parts of entries under a cut, but I have no idea how. If anyone knows, please help! On the positive side, I've remembered how to used HTML to make a list.

General points: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky is hands down the best book I've read so far this year. I have also greatly enjoyed Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, and am having a love affair with Kate Morton's books; I've read three of them so far this year and have been thoroughly and happily engrossed by all of them.

At present I'm reading the fascinating A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

What I've read so far in 2017: )


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