Get To Know Me Tag:Gal Behind the Babbling – Is She ‘Normal’?

Dear fellow Babblers,

Now listen here. I command for you to wish this gal a big ‘ole “Congratulations”. But not to me – no, no, no – I ain’t that narcissistic – c’mon guys! The congrats goes to my fellow babblers; all y’all who have endured my endless bookish nonsense (if we dare call books printed pages of ‘nonsense’) for the past month. Yes, my blog has turned one month today.

I initially had set out to share with the book community here on wordpress as well as on Goodreads my thoughts on books by providing you guys with reviews and ramblings on shizz pertaining to books from my fears recently graduating from UCLA as a literature major to my meanderings on identity within the blogosphere and we must not forget the actual book reviews ’cause what’s a book blog that does not review books (another discussion in itself – to be posted soon – stay tuned kiddos!) ?

So here we are now, precisely thirty days later: babbler who babbles about books and has a fear of a hopeless future hidden amongst piles and piles of written stories. Is there no more to this psychotic existent ? Preach Delphine! Preach!

We are already halfway through the year, and while I’m sure all of us bibliophiles are fretting over our monthly wrap-ups and spending the next 48 hours choosing the next 20 books (I’ll be lucky if I can shut my mouth long enough to get through at least 10!), I decided as a celebratory post not for me, but for any of you that care who the voice behind the babbling actually is (yes, I do existent, a complete, whole person with mind and body – Descartes may disagree with that statement, but omg Delphine: please shut up and get to the tag part!), I would tag myself in May @ Forever and Everly’s and Vrinda@abookishhuman ‘Get to know me’ Tag.

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Review: The Elephant Vanishes: Stories | A Whimsical Babbling Affair

Title: The Elephant Vanishes

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage International

Publication Date: June 28, 1994

Rating: 4.5 Stars

 

 

“I realize now that the reality of things is not something you convey to people but something you make.” – “The Elephant Vanishes”

Dear fellow Babblers,

I’ve been slightly MIA lately with my posts. Sure, I’ve been a reading slumper but that’s not to say that I’ve not been reading at all. I mean 0 ? Come on now – give me some kudos for still managing to read 600 page novels all the while balancing two editorial internships, two creative writing workships, and a pitiful social life that includes me, my local boba shop, and my  “lap” kitty. “Then what reason have you for no reviews Delphine”, challenges no ghost reader in particular. Anyone in the book blogging fam bam would never dare pose such a ridiculous query (can that be considered a synonym for question?). Only a few days left of June 2017 and we are officially (a little more than) half way through the year! What does that mean for a reader and even more so for book bloggers ? We must use flowery and illusory literary language to reflect upon our reading experiences and all the great (and not so great) authors and books we have chosen to read over hitting the beach (I live in L.A. so the beach is kinda sorta a BIG deal). It’s the book bloggers ‘book blogging’ responsibility to read, review, discuss. As a result, so many of us have been participating more than ever in weekly memes and tagging each other in posts and re-blogs such as the Mid Year Freak Tag and Top Ten Tuesday…  Continue reading “Review: The Elephant Vanishes: Stories | A Whimsical Babbling Affair”

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Dear fellow Babblers,

I’ve decided at 4:26 this morning to tag myself in Michaela at Journey into Books, Mandy at Book Princess Reviews, and Emma at A Dreamer’s Library for the Mid Year Freak Out Tag. If you’re a book geek like the rest of us book bloggers who live off the thrill of fictional universes and live vicariously through our favorite characters they you will absolutely ADORE these gals’ sites, so definitely check them out. No! Wait! Not yet! Finish my babble first! You started, mind as well finish! Continue reading “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag”

Babbles on Throwback Thursday

Dear fellow Babblers,

Happy Friday Eve! At this point in my insubstantial existence the days of the week are becoming less and less important as one 24-hour cycle seems to blur into the next here in my sunny palm-tree infested hometown of West LA (why you gotta be so precise Delphine? No one’s trying to track you down so stop your babble and get to the weekly meme!).

Hear the voice inside my head? A bit aggressive, don’t cha think? That’s what I gotta deal with along with the summer heat and continuous roar of California traffic which all seems to crowd perfectly on Wilshire towards Santa Monica beach… Guess my beach trip is going to be postponed yet another afternoon. So now that I’m yet again sitting at my favorite spot in front of my window, black iced tea infused with lemon by my side I thought ” Why not get some babbling in? ” And what are we book babbling about today, on this crisp, bright Thursday? Top of the hour weekly meme time! Continue reading “Babbles on Throwback Thursday”

Book Babbler Conundrums

Dear fellow Babblers,

If you have unfortunately stumbled upon, become strangely intrigued by, and miraculously have thereafter clicked *Follow* on Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads (also know as …*where you are now*) then you will have caught on by now that I truly live up to my virtual existence as a Babbler; book Babbler if you decide to grant me such an honor.

Like most of you, I myself have a life which of school, work, commitments, commitments and then some more commitments that are supposedly important. Despite the overbearing weight that life has increasingly pounded onto me I’ve always found time, one way or another to snuggle into a silent (for once) mound under my coffee-stained blanket and read. How I fit reading into my busy, yet meaningless life is another babble for another day.

Instead, why don’t we babble (it’s more like ranting, really) about the oh so « breezy » life of book blogging. Okay, I’ve only been at it for about a month now and I already feel book blogging permeating into every sphere of my life (not that I had much going for me anyway, if you so choose to endure some more of this sort of negative, yet somewhat totally common logic check out The Fear of the Literature Graduate !), and here is why: Continue reading “Book Babbler Conundrums”

Babbles on Book Buying Habits

Dear fellow babblers,

UCLA has finally managed to bid farewell to the babbler – and no, I was not finally kicked to USC for my endless babbles… Your fellow babbler graduated! Now I get to devote the rest of my meaningless life as a full-time, thriving, unpaid book reviewer, writing posts few of you will likely finish reading – ain’t no babbler like another babbler!

The last few days festivities have resulted in little time spent reading, and no doubt little time spent here. So here I sit…banana in hand, looking out to the busy street below my second floor apartment window. Here in Los Angeles. Approximately 8:38 pm with a bright computer screen blinding me. I spent the last two hours blog hopping in hopes of gaining some insightful idea on what to ” book chat ” about. Eventually I discovered Thrice Read’s totally profesh site and thought, ” Hey Delphine, why not tag yourself and join the rest of your fellow book reviewers in this book tag thing “. Continue reading “Babbles on Book Buying Habits”

Review: The Circle | A reading babbler’s sufferings

dave eggers, the circleTitle: The Circle

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

Rating: 1 Star

 

 

 

” That the volume of information, of data, of judgements, of measurements, was too much, and there were too many people, and too many desires of too many people, and too many opinions of too many people, and too much pain from too many people, and having all of it constantly collated, collected, added and aggregated, and presented to her as if that all made it tidier and more manageable–it was too much “.

Dear fellow Babblers,

I am a reading babbler and allow me to confess… my reading has SUFFERED (emphasis on SUFFERED).

annoyed reading

And this is when I both welcome you and warn you into a babbling of The Circle. Continue reading “Review: The Circle | A reading babbler’s sufferings”