TABL Turns Two!! (Actually Three. My bad)

Hello everyone!

Not much going on here but MY BABY IS TWO( ETA its actually THREE)! Admittedly, I haven’t been writing in here as much as I’d like to, but I’m glad to still be here. As always, I’d like to thank everyone for reading/skimming/lurking/visiting the blog, even if there hasn’t been much content published.

Wow… two three years is a lot of time (duh). I started this blog as something to motivate me to read my set novels for my studies but it completely evolved into something not different, but better. Here, I can share and express what’s on my mind regarding literature, and although I should do this more, see what other bloggers are writing about. WordPress has been a godsend to my life, and having a blog as a writer has its perks.

Since writing is going through a major shift from print to digital, it’s a great advantage for any writer to have a blog. This is because with the skills we learn from having one i.e HTML, SEO, content management systems, possibilities with jobs are endless (take that, naysayers that think Arts is a rubbish degree!). Plus, aside from journaling and working on manuscripts or articles, a blog is one more medium to exercise writing.

Anyway, I’m gonna celebrate with a glass (or two, or five) of some cheap Cabernet Sauvignon. I’ve got a night shift on tomorrow, so I’ll be just right getting on the sauce tonight (winky face emoji). But for now, ciao!

Blowing the Dust and Cobwebs Off This Blog

Hello everyone!

First and foremost, a belated happy new year! Here’s hoping for a wonderful 2020 for all of us here at WP and everywhere else.

Anyway… the reason why I’ve been absent during the tail end of last year is because this old Louse has found (casual) employment! So, my shifts at work are kind of sporadic, now drafting up posts for TABL will likely take longer (and I’m binge watching Spongebob to unwind because I can). Though, this doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading during my downtime. I’ve already finished The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and plan to make some combo review of that and its prequel. I’m also currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt, but the more I read it, the more of a dingus I feel like I am (I don’t know shizz about Ancient Greek language, okay?).

I’ve also got a half-done review in the Drafts tab, regarding The House Across The Street by Lesley Pearse. Slowly but surely, it will be published soon! Not to mention, there’s a heap of books I still haven’t gotten around to, as well as other dnf’d works that I’m considering giving a second chance.

Well, I don’t want to bore you with my incessant rambling, so I’m going to draw it to a halt here. Stay tuned and keep on being your bookish selves! Looking forward to the new works that this new decade will bring us!

A Welcome From the Louse (Redux 2018)

Aloha!

I’m the Louse.  I’m a microscopic bug and I enjoy those things on shelves that have pages, chewing through one book at a time (figuratively or literally?  I’ll leave you to ponder).

Welcome to The Avid Book Louse, a blog where I write about books and the Arts overall.  Here, you will find reviews, opinion pieces, and an insight into the life of a recent English graduate (and avid party louse).  Initially, TABL was a blog to revive my motivation to study while I was at university, but now that I’ve graduated, I figured it was time to rebrand this blog to make it some sort of portfolio to showcase my writing and ways I visually present a blog/website.  I also want to establish myself as a freelance writer that can produce various written content as well as edit.  While most of the posts on this blog are informal and do incorporate a bit of wittiness, I do in fact write in formal/academic styles (I mean, I have been doing it for the past four years, and I’m getting a Bachelor’s for it, right?).

Though, I can’t exactly promise that updates will be frequent; I’m currently in a period of my life where I am looking to jumpstart my career (where I won’t procrastinate, don’t worry).  The blog will be a journal-type, and I’ll post things up when I have the time to.  I’ll include reviews of books I’ve read, sneak previews of projects I’m working on, and general opinions about literature and other things.  As for now, I’m not bothered if nobody looks at the posts or whatnot since I’m currently keeping this blog for therapeutic reasons; but with that being said, I’ll be more than happy to make new friends on here!  Again, welcome to The Avid Book Louse, dear visitor!  Come along with me on this literary journey and make yourself at home here anytime!

I look forward to continuing on reading and writing here.  I’ll post something up once in a while, so stay tuned!

new siggie again