Isn't life strange? I can barely remember the end of 2012 because so much happened in 2013 and in the first half of 2014. Yet I know from looking back at my 2012 posts that SO MUCH actually happened in 2012 as well, but with the perspective of 2013 and 2014... everything changes. I challenge you to look back at your last post of 2012 and see how much life has changed for you too. (Yes, that's a challenge! Do it!)
By the way, Happy July 5th! (I presume that it feels neglected next to its brother, the 4th.) I was curious what had happened in history on July 5th, and two events struck me- so here's your random facts of the day!
- 1971: President Nixon formally certified the 26th amendment to the Constitution which lowered the voting age to 18 from 21 (I'm quite a fan of this.)
- 1946: The bikini first went on sale after debuting in an outdoor fashion show in Paris (I'm also a fan of this.)
For my newly reestablished blogging, I have decided that I am going to try to do two things:
- I am going to continue to post a song of the week! I really enjoyed sharing some fun music, and I hope you all enjoy it too. :)
- I think I am going to start posting mini-reviews of books after I read them. I'm not setting any specific time schedule, and I don't even know if I'll follow through with this, but I have always wanted to start another blog just to post book reviews. That day is long in the future, but I think this is a good way to start. Plus, I love to share books with you all, and prompting myself to read more is always a good thing. (It should also work to expand my future library *cough, cough*.)
As such, I will share that I am currently reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (Nerdfighter book club FTW!) which is quite excellent so far, and I am also going to start Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour sometime this week. I'll let you know how I enjoyed them soon!
Also, my song of the week is actually a song that I heard around 9 months ago but is probably my favorite "new" song that I've heard in the past 9 months. It's actually by a British artist and has a gorgeous violin accompaniment with it that really makes the song for me. Plus some of the lyrics knock me out... almost literally. I hope you guys like it too!
Until next Saturday,
"Nicest Thing" - Kate Nash