Get to Know Me: A New Series

Hello, my dear reader! I hope you’re doing well, and that the birds are singing in your neck of the woods. They sure are in mine!

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This is me, and this is my motto.

As this space has shifted in response to the times (quarantine is changing the game for me), I want to begin a new series where you, my dear reader, can get to know me a little better. Each Tuesday, I’ll share two bookish, or not-so-bookish, questions and my response to them, short and sweet, so you can learn more about me.

If you like what you see, I invite you to visit me over on my personal instagram page @abbajane, where I share more personal things. Don’t forget to stay up to date with me on my bookstagram, @abigailsbookself, too! Send me a message, drop me a comment — I want to chat with you! Also, you can check out my About page to learn more about me and this site.

I’ll begin the Get to Know Me (GTKM) series today, so let’s get to it!

What book did you last finish? When was that?
Interesting start for us! First of all, I’ll mention for future readers that we are in day 50 or so of lockdown/social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. I wrote last week about how my reading has been affected by that, and how I’m not going to shame myself or put myself down because I didn’t read as much or don’t enjoy it like I once did. But to the question, the last book I finished was Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie, which I finished on April 22. I read a few of Christie’s novels in a row recently, and they were a great escape for me. I really like her works and hope to get some of her classic pieces read this year.

What are you currently reading?
I have picked up a few books since then, but haven’t made a dent in anything. I’m in the middle of Wired to Create by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire, a nonfiction book about what creative minds do to spark and maintain creativity. I’m also hoping to start a reread of The Hunger Games series in honor of the new novel out May 19, and to start The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende for my Global Challenge.

Check back next week for more! Until next time, dear reader!

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