I think I need to play along and do the first lines meme I saw over at Classical Bookworm. The idea is to post the first sentence of each month from your blog. Perfect timing! Things have been very hectic around my house since the middle of last week. Hopefully after tomorrow life will be back to normal, but I've been away from the computer and am behind in everything (and have been lucky to post daily this last week). When I finally got around to logging into Bloglines last night I had well over 200 posts to work my way through. I haven't read most of them--they are tagged for later, so I will be having a reading and commenting fest soon. Here's my year month by month:
January - With snow finally on the ground, it now officially feels like winter.
February - I was going to make this a "thursday thirteen" post, but I wonder if you are getting terribly bored with my incessant list making?
March - Another aimless day at home thanks to near blizzard like conditions here!
April - I have dragged out my little book of essays by Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life, long enough.
May - In her post today, Susan hopes her recent purchases will keep the "buy-the-books-now demons" happy.
June - As yesterday's post was so long, today I will make it short.
July - I found a couple of books and this very cool postcard at my favorite used bookstore this weekend.
August - I am looking forward to Fall for more than just the cooler weather.
September - I'm sorry. I know this blog post title is bad. I just couldn't quite help myself.
October - This weekend I read two short stories by two female British authors whose novels I've read before and enjoyed.
November - How about a Booking Through Thursday on a Thursday?
December - I'm a bit late coming to the discussion of the latest Slaves of Golconda novel, Alan Garner's The Owl Service.
Hmm. I talk about the weather rather a lot, don't I? And my first lines aren't terribly exciting are they? And I am sure I probably do make too many lists, but as this is sort of my online reading journal I tend to treat this space as I would if I were writing rather than typing. Perhaps I'll have to work on jazzing up my first lines a bit in the coming year...