This is me, trying to summarize this month. These little round-ups follow a general pattern but seem to never be exactly the same. I will never include a stat for “cups of coffee drunk” because a)too scary and b) impossible to keep track of. I seem to have a hard time remembering what books I’ve read. But not the good ones.
Books read: something like 12. in my wrap-up on IG the other day I had ten plus a bunch of short stories from Novellix. But I had forgotten to include Helikopterrånet by Jonas Bonnier in the picture. And then, after saying I was probably not gonna finish any more books in July, I started On writing by Stephen King and was completely absorbed. Sometimes exactly the book you need just fall into your lap.
Best books: On writing by Stephen King, Mary by Aris Fioretos and The return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Worst book: I didin’t even finish Witches by Stacey Schiff and that really says it all.
Rereads: One. I read The return of Sherlock Holmes once when I was younger. So much better in the original version, no surprise there.
Most worn perfume: Un jardin sur le Nil from Hermés. No contest. I’ve been trying a few things but in this weather I stick to a classic.
Most worn accessory: sunglasses probably. Which is nice for a change. I’ve also put my birch bag into use. It’s a classic Swedish craft to braid birch bark and make it into baskets and bags. I do adore them. I’ve had one before but managed to break it (in my defense it was worn when I got it). Hopefully I’ll take better care of this one and it will last me a long time.
Clothing ripped: I’ve lost two pairs of jeans, a pair of trousers and a tunic. The lack of jeans is now acute.
Clothing made; I’ve got a few half-finished projects but nothing will be done until Monday so that’s a zero. I did get some new materials and so far I’ve changed my mind about what to do with them a million times.
So that was my July; I have no life just books and coffee. How was your month?