Part One was here. This is Part Two (WHAT! IT IS?). I’ve spent a long time on the blogosphere, mostly stalking people. Here are a few more of my victims …
THE AESTHETIC + ‘SHE LIKES SUTCLIFF TOO?!!!’ ONE
When I was a teenager, I was slightly in awe of Jenny Freitag, because a) she was an author (A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!), b) she dripped with intellectual greatness (my humour and writing has ever been … none-intellectual. I have since learned to accept myself), and c) she read Rosemary Sutcliff’s books.
Freitag’s book The Shadow Things was the first book I bought from a blog I’d followed. (My logic was: she likes Sutcliff, therefore, her books might be flavoured with some Sutcliff-y things.)
(And it was.)
I still read Jenny’s blog, but mostly I stalk her instagram where there are kittens + babies + and a beautiful aesthetic. (Which, FYI, is not pronounced as ‘anaesthetic’. Yes. I’m glaring at myself in the mirror.)
BLOG STATUS: active, still slayin’ and that instagram tho’
THE ‘I HAVE TO CLICK BECAUSE OH MY WORD THAT POST TITLE’ ONE
I’d be reading a blog and if they’d have a ‘blog’s I follow’ bar down the side and followed this one? I’d have to click on Jack’s posts. Every. Single. Time.
Oh yes. I was clickbaited before it became a thing. I am a hipster clickbaited chick (?). And you know what? It’s been years now, but when I go back to my blogger homepage and I see her posts? I still get drawn in.
She uses quotes, you see. And I can’t resist a good quotation.
BLOG STATUS: ‘What if we covered his nose and mouth” “That’s called murder.” [Actual blog title] [DO YOU SEE WHY I HAVE TO CLICK?!!]
THE ‘I BLAME HER FOR EVERYTHING’ ONE
I think it was Mirriam Neal’s blog that introduced me to Heyer. I blame her. Oh, do I blame her. I own a bloomin’ awful lot of Georgette Heyer’s books, have blogged about them, obsessed about them, decided to marry their heroes, quoted them, and consumed a biography and a book about Heyer’s regency world.
To sum up – Mirriam Neal has cost me a pile of money and I regret NOTHING.
And because I have no intelligence or worry that the Heyer Happening could happen again, I still follow her blog. C’mon, it’s interesting – and it’s not like when I discover a new author I buy all their books, is it? Is it?
BLOG STATUS: active, taking my life and bank account into my hands each time I click on her blog. [I’m kidding.] [I’m not.]
THE ‘LIKES K-DRAMA TOO’ ONE
I think Faith first commented on my blogspot blog. (THANK YOU, FAITH) And for some reason still reads this blog – for which, of course, I adore her.
But when I stalked her – I found, to my delight, that she too liked k-dramas (!!!!!!!!). I haven’t watched a k-drama since last Christmas – but Playful Kiss, The Devil Beside You (yes, I know – not a k-drama, but a t-drama?) and Fated To Love You will always have a special place in my heart.
(And also that drama with Mike He and the bread and amnesia and the song ‘Ideal Garden’ that I love. But … I can’t remember what that’s called.)
And MY WORD isn’t Jang Hyuk’s laugh the absolute most hysterical thing you’ve ever heard?
Obviously, Faith’s blog is not allll about k-dramas – she has excellent taste in books too – but this has given me the opportunity to ramble about them, so thank you.
BLOG STATUS: active, tempting me to throw my life aside for a little while and dive into another drama.
THE ‘HOW THE HECK DOES SHE DO IT?’ ONE
Cait writes books in a flicker of an eyelid, devours books like the bookdragon she is, and blogs almost daily.
She’s really quite funny, is obsessed with cake and dragons, and also has just got a two book deal. So a huge congratulations to her.
But one day, I will find out how she does it. One day. The answer probably has something to do with dragons and I am 100% okay with that.
BLOG STATUS: active, HOW DOES SHE DO IT I AM BOGGLED.