Weekend Reads #19: When the Clouds Swallowed the Sun

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

The question/topic for this weekend:

Dreary weather is no fun.

I went to bed on Friday with two potential topics for this post but when I woke up this morning, I didn’t feel like writing on either of them. I didn’t feel like writing at all. It’s a dreary day today. I woke early to watch the sun rise. As its rays grew brighter and brighter, my hopes lifted because it’s light seemed to push away the heavy clouds that had rolled in during the night. My plan was to visit the Library of Congress today and take myself on a walking tour of that part of D.C., maybe even find a new reading spot in the city, but then I blinked and the sun disappeared.

The clouds had swallowed it. My neighborhood became encased in a globe made of clouds that frowned upon the neat little houses. Rain began to fall and my hopes of a bright, active day washed away. As the sunlight slowly diminished, so did my fervor to do anything. I tried to read but fell asleep. I decided to clean and organize things in my room but forgot soon as I started. From 11am to now, I’ve done nothing but sit and stare outside. Lost in the clouds.

Dreary weather is not for me so writing today hasn’t gone well. I’ve decided to write on those topics next weekend and this weekend I’ll just discuss the nothing I’m doing. I do want to mention one thing, however, and that’s a new feature I’ll introduce on my blog soon. I don’t have a name for it yet but I’m considering to either create a page or write a weekly or monthly post where I discuss the articles I’ve read. Since this blog is a journal of my reading life, I think it’s fitting to include such a feature because I enjoy reading articles as well. Plus, some are really interesting and fun so you’ll probably enjoy reading them too. I’m considering to call it Scholar’s Article Trove but I’m not sure.

If you have a suggestion for the name, let me know below.
What I’m reading this weekend:

I reading these three this weekend. I’m slowly making my way through A Clash of Kings not because I’m not enjoying it — it’s just as great as the first time I read it — but because I want to go slow, though I think I’ll probably forget most of it by the time I’m done.exhausted-distressed-stressed gif

I’m also rereading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, my favorite installment of the series. I was considering to wait a while before starting this but I grew impatient. Also, due to impatience, I bought a copy of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys, which I’ll read this weekend as well. I’m participating in Random Readalongs and this is the book selected for September.

Let me know what you’re reading this weekend below.
Happy reading 😀

7 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #19: When the Clouds Swallowed the Sun

  1. Just sitting and staring, lost in the thoughts that drift hither and thither isn’t such a bad way to spend the day, specially the grey one’s 😉
    As good as the blue, do, do, do one’s really.

    Helped you to create some excellent musings and another great post 🙂

    I read about two or three pages of ‘catch 22’ this weekend. I still had the aftereffects of Lydia millet’s book,( like any good book they tend to swirl around for a while.) so I did other unbooky type stuff like tinkering with engines, and enjoying the sun,

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