Finally I have acted on my dream to start a blog on my interests and what occupies my mind. This has been a long birth, but as they say, all good things take time. This is hopefully a beginning of a very long relationship with the wider world, myself and my hobbies. It’s actually very funny that I have been lacking time to write my very first blog-article simply because I’ve had enough on my plate taking care of my 6 month, 7 and 8 year old daughters and the home. It’s weird that they say being a housewife isn’t a real job. To me that is mind-boggling because I haven’t had time to do many of the things I have time for when I was childless and working. Some days I notice that I have puke in my shirt when I’m going out and my breath stinks because I forgot to toothbrush. Most mothers and housewives will relate, no need to write more about that. I HAVEN’T HAD ENOUGH TIME.

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That is exactly what my next three months of reading will revolve around, the topic of time. I have decided to take on reading Guardians 10 books on time:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/10/top-10-books-about-time

  1. Confessions by St. Augustine
  2. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  3. Time Travel by James Gleick
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  5. Your Brain is a Time Machine by Dean Buonomano
  6. A Tenth of a Second by Jimena Canales
  7. Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton
  8. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  9. The Clockwork Muse by Eviatar Zerubavel
  10. Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps by Peter Galison

It is quite ironic that given I don’t have much time that I would make it my goal to read 10 books about time. However, I think it is a worthy goal, time will only reveal if it really is one I can stick to. I will not promise that I will read the books in this order, and I will not promise that those will be the only books I’ll read and write about while pursuing this goal. I am very prone to being book-unfaithful, so I sometimes decide to read one book but read 3 other shorter ones while finishing the one I decided on. I know that is a big “no-no” to multitask like this. It is actually not multitasking, more of a disciplinary issue or bad habit that I am working on breaking.

I have already started and finished reading the Time Machine by Wells. I will write a blog about the book and my thoughts on it when I have more time (eye roll).

Finally, this is not only a blog on books and reading. I love journals, paper, letters and envelopes. As time goes on I hope I will have more time (gasp!) to upload pictures so I can show you my creations and discoveries. I am very excited to continue this blog. Until then, take care my dear readers (if anyone read this at all).

P.s. If anyone should happen to read this, I would love to hear your thoughts on this reading challenge or on the books that are on the list. Feel free to comment!

Þórhildur

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