It feels as though lately every post begins with an apology for the length of time which has passed since the previous post. We are just beginning to come through the busy season at work and we're down to 8 weeks until the wedding. Also, I have moved into the house that Kevin and I will be living in after the wedding. It has been a crazy month, and I have yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hate that I have only one post so far in August. My blog silence, however, should not be taken as a sign that I am not reading. I am, in fact, in the midst of four good-sized volumes and have no doubt that there will be a barrage of blog posts in September as I begin to wrap them up. You can look forward to some classic literature, the continuation of a series, and a return to some high school required reading. Oh, and I am picking up one of summer's best sellers at the library this weekend. Obviously, I don't really know how to slow down.
Thanks to a lovely little website called DailyLit, I will not leave Jenny Lawson standing alone as the only author whose work I completed in August. (I must have unconsciously gone in search of the most extreme opposite to her memoir as I could find. I find it very hard to imagine Thomas Paine and the Bloggess would run in the same social circles.) For those of you who are unfamiliar with their service, DailyLit is a website that helps busy people like me read more. In a world where checking email is the first thing most of us do in the morning - or any time we have a free moment - DailyLit is helping to make reading a part of that routine. You sign up, choose your book, and set up when and how often you would like installments emailed to you. You can also make them part of an RSS feed. They have a wide range of work on their website. There isn't a lot of current stuff; it is mostly public domain works and poetry. However, if you want to tackle a big classic novel you have always meant to read but never quite find the time to pick up, DailyLit will be happy to deliver it to you one manageable bite at a time. Best part: it's free.