I wish I knew how to quit you

It’s been more than a year since I blogged on Broken Penguins and yet, I’ve had so many moments that made me think, “That’d make a great post!” And then, there were my friends who were always telling me about a great book they read — and then of course, they’d ask “What are you reading?”

The sad part is, I kind of stopped reading. Which in my world, means reading, like, one book every two months. But in the book blogger world, that might as well be a book per century.

But this blog never really left my thoughts. And while I haven’t been buried in a book, I have been reading The Economist and listening to a lot of podcasts. I guess all the U.S. elections has been more entertaining than fiction.

So maybe I wasn’t quite ready to leave Broken Penguin yet. Maybe I’ll stay this time.

MAYBE they’ll make Paula Hawkin’s The Girl on the Train into a movie! I won’t lie, seeing the trailer for that movie was one of the most compelling, “I MUST BLOG THAT” moments. I actually didn’t love the book as much as I wanted but I am such a big fan of Emily Blunt. Has anyone seen it yet?

 

Other moments include buying this shirt from Forever21. Yes, I paid for a shirt with holes in it.

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But what really got me back here? A few months ago, I moved into a condo that is a 15 minute walk away from a huge public library. Yesterday, I finally got my library card and walked all the floors. And it felt great. And this feels great. And I thought, “I have to blog this”.

I found this treasure of a book from 1932 on the shelves and can’t wait to start it:

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One thought on “I wish I knew how to quit you

  1. Hi Farah, I wondered where you had gone to… Welcome back. For some strange reason you were one of the first people to pick up on my blog… erm…. 5+ years ago. How time passes… Anyway, I recently saw an interview with Emily Blunt about the film, and the clips were terrific. She was impressively down to earth. Trailer looks great too. Thank for posting that. RH

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