Why am I posting this so late, you may ask? It’s 10:45 pm on my side of the pond. Well, on Saturday my fiance decided to surprise me by buying me the Sims 3. He left just a few hours ago and after making up notes for Thursday’s presentation, I have been playing it constantly. I don’t normally do video game reviews, but it might be worth writing up what I think of this one, and perhaps how much better this version is than the previous two. It will all become normal once I’ve played for long enough but for now, I am already completely obsessed!
I haven’t been neglecting my reading too much, though. On Friday night I managed to get more than halfway through The Lieutenant’s Lover by Harry Bingham. I’ve started a new program to shrink my TBR pile. Whenever I can’t decide what book to read, which is often, I’m going to read the book that I’ve had for the longest. As most of you know, many of my books are at my parents’ house, so I have some very old ones hanging around, but I’ve had this one for about two years and two months. I got it for £1 the first time I studied abroad in England, the spring semester of my junior year of college. It’s about a couple, Misha and Tonya, who fall in love just after the start of the Russian Revolution. He is an aristocrat and she is a peasant, so after he gets conscripted in the Red Army, he flees Russia, while she stays behind. She plans to follow him, but as so often happens, her life gets in the way. The rest of the book appears to be about their separate lives afterwards and their struggle to get back together 25 years later. As I often find with books that were from this store, which has now closed, it’s a surprisingly good, fast read. I hope to finish it tomorrow morning while volunteering at York Minster Library.
Ideally, I’d like to start a system that rotates. Review book, TBR book, library book, repeat. I know that once I start imposing restrictions on myself, however, that I will internally “rebel”. Does anyone else have this problem? I like to make lists, think about plans for reading, but when it comes down to it I’m a moody reader and I don’t like to follow my own lists. This is why I always, always fail challenges, unless they are solely determined by the number of books I can complete.
How was your weekend? Anything exciting planned for the week ahead? I’m off to go continue satisfying my newest addiction!