Sometimes you read about a character so wonderful, so enigmatic, that their charm drips off the pages and into your mind and heart. One such was this book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. There’s so much I want to say about her here, in written format too, but a year and a half after having read the book for the first time, I find myself at a loss for words. It’s a paradox, really. A side-effect of the aura the book exudes.
As a child, I was extremely asocial and an introvert. The very thought of interacting with people sent me running and caused my tear ducts to erupt. This social anxiety and introversion has followed me into my adult life. Only, the running and the tears have translated into weary groans and the choice and comfort of staying home. Plus, my awkwardness and my resting b face (a weird and horrible combination, really) have always been a kind of an obstacle in my “social life”. It’s safe to say that interactive games weren’t for me. One of those games is 20 Questions, where you ask 20 questions to guess at something that the other person has in mind.
For a long time, I didn’t know a lot of blogging terms as I navigated the Internet and the blogging world. But a couple of years ago, I think, I came across Blogtober, a concept in which bloggers from around the world participate in a sort of unspoken, unanimous blogging event where they post a blog post every day in the month of October. I was immediately intrigued and though I promised myself I would do it one October, that one October didn’t come around until this year.