Do you know the feeling of being aware of something that you can't tell anyone? Not that you can't express it -- the words are there, accessible, and specific. No, it's that it's too precious to express -- the way you can recognize a loved one's footsteps approaching because of the way they shuffle their feet, the way your children gesticulate when telling stories, or your best friend's quirky penmanship that results in capital letter Es in the middle of words. Being aware that you are aware will change it. These are the things that, once expressed, will cease. May you have many of these things to ponder, and may you keep them to yourself. Sometimes things not expressed are said the best.
Over the course of time, I have had quite a few different blogs with different themes and styles. My domain (www.uberfrau.net) is up for renewal. I thought about not renewing it because I haven't updated this blog since April. In the end, I decided that I'm too sentimental to let it go. I've had this website in all of its various forms for about 20 years. As you can tell (see posts below), I gave up summarizing books back in April. I decided quickly that I preferred reading to summarizing the books in writing afterward. The entire process of writing my thoughts on the books was slowing down my reading pace! As soon as I finish a book, I have another one or two lined up to read next. Stopping to summarize and offer my pithy (I wish) thoughts was a drag. On average, I finished a book every 4.93 days in 2019. Some of these were audiobooks (they still totally count), but most were not (I say that because audiobooks don't really count - lol). Some people read many more b