Hello everyone!

How is everybody?  Good?  Great?  Absolutely shithouse?  Well, wherever you are, I just hope things go well for you in your day.

Anyway, I just want to write this post to say, “HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, TABL!”

Just a year ago, I was on the fence as to whether I would start this blog or not.  I was going through a difficult time in my life and wasn’t exactly sure whether this will be a long-lived project or another abandoned one.  But now, I’m just glad to be here, still writing, despite my posts being sparse.  I totally enjoy being on WordPress, blogging and doing what I love the most: writing.

So, thank you, thank you to all the followers of TABL.  Even though we don’t really communicate much, I’m just grateful for your presence.  You’re all a bunch of talented, wonderful writers and I wish you all the best in your blogging endeavours.  I am glad to have encountered you all.

Thank you to all the readers that come and view this blog.  Although this is a small blog with not much activity going on, I’m thankful for whatever hits the blog get regardless.  (Side note: I’m not really someone who is after clout and a bajillion hits/followers, this is a site that is pretty much a literary diary that so happens to be public, so whoever sees it, sees it)

Again, I’m just glad to be here and glad to be doing this.  I’m really appreciating what blogging is and seeing just what is out there in the WordPress world (or should I say, WorldPress?).

Anyway, I would have celebrated TABL’s first birthday with a beer, but it’s currently winter here in Australia and the region that I live in can get fairly cold, so a hot chocolate will be the celebratory drink of choice tonight.

An enormous thank you to everyone who viewed/read/followed TABL.  Thank you for being on this journey with me.  I definitely enjoyed my year of blogging, and hope for many more years to come!

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A Book Haul? Really?

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Some of the Louse’s new goodies 😀

Howdy!  How are you all?  Hope all is well!

It’s been a while since I’ve been here on TABL.  July was quite a busy month for me, therefore I didn’t have much time (or energy) to write another post.  I’ve also got another short course coming up in the next few weeks, so it’s best to publish something now while I still have free time.  Also, T.S. 1888 #2 and a review of The Body are still in the drafting stages; as for the former, I’m planning on searching for academic writings for Ash Wednesday when I’m in a more studious mood (I’m going to do this poem in parts, because it is lengthy and supeeeerbly long analytical texts can scramble your brain… you’ll know this from your school days).

Now, for the actual content of this post: a book haul, something very new on TABL, something to spice this blog up.  Yes– books to me are like chicken soup for some Christian’s soul.  You and I can never have too many books, though the people we live with may disagree.  Today, I thought I’d do something different to what I usually post and just go through with you the new books I got.  The books were from Big W (unfortunately the local bookstore barely has anything on the shelves at the moment, but otherwise I’d usually buy from independent booksellers), so any prices listed are the prices they sold at in the shop.  Also, I’m quite a dummy for going to Goodreads to look at book reviews before I actually start reading something, so for now on, I’ll just resist the urge to that (does anyone else do this?  Or maybe I’m just weak).  Please note, I’m also not an affiliate of any of the shops or publications mentioned in this post; I’m doing this for fun and making exactly $0.00 on this post, baby!

Without further delay, let’s start!

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