mid oct update!

Hello world, it’s me again.
Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Hozier, his new album that dropped. Spiritual. I’ve been craving something moving, transcending and Unreal Unearth has been that for me. I think I’m going to release a ‘Pairing books with Unreal Unearth’ at some point, though I’m trying to decide how I want to do it. Maybe through an Instagram Reel or maybe through a video. Though I apologize for subjecting you to my face and voice.

Have I read any books since October’s booklist, no. However, I have read half of The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. I’ll admit, I didn’t really like his debut novel, The Silent Patient. There is also no review because my friend took my copy with annotations and hasn’t returned it. Yes, it’s been a slow month. School just started and I’m already overwhelmed with work and reading has been pushed to the back of my mind. When the world slows a little more, I’ll get back to what I love.

I’ve also begun to pick up writing again. It is therapeutic, putting ink to paper the voice that nags me in my head. There is always something so beautiful about creation, especially when you are the creator. I’m only four chapters in, and I keep going back to rewrite and rewrite- it should seem tedious and awful but I enjoy it. Rereading words that a mind before the present day Jo has written. Why is it so difficult to write the mundane though? I’m struggling with writing about the quiet moments, but hopefully, with time and more peace in my heart, it’ll get easier. Here is one of my favorite lines I’ve written so far, ‘I loved her but my intention didn’t soften the violence of it.’

Anyway, I hope to get through the next few weeks with a little more joy, more writing, and more books. I think of Henry Winter and his obsession with studying and I wish that life for myself too. It’s a kind thing, you’re doing for me- reading my words. Thank you for reading, hope to see you soon.

Love, Jo

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