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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A Welcome From the Louse (Redux 2018)


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!

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