Books Unread, Jokes Untold-the pursuit of life

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About This Blog June 8, 2007

I’m Books. I’m 31 years old and I live in the Ohio burbs with my husband of 5 years and our dog.

The title of this blog is a nod to a poem by Stephen Dobyns, Pursuit.  I think it captures pretty accurately the daily struggle to balance the responsibilities, joys and wants of life.  Reading is my favorite past time. One of the best times of my life was, believe it or not, when I had mono, and could do nothing but lay around and read day and night (doctor’s orders!) so this metaphor (?I know it’s not an anaology…whatever) is particularly apt.

I’ve just found out that our current want, to have a baby, is going to be a lot harder than it is for most people. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while and now seems to be a good time as I can hopefully sort out my feelings and connect with others going through the same thing as we embark on this next pursuit.


5 Responses to “About This Blog”

  1. Nicely done blog, Books! I can commiserate a bit on the baby-making process. What I found is that getting pregnant is half the battle. Then comes the pregnancy. I am on bed rest for the remainder of mine. That would be, oh, 24 weeks…

    Thankfully, we launched our site,, on Friday and it’s something I can work on from bed. Given your interest for jokes, you may get a kick out of it. Comic Wonder is the first competitive arena for joke-telling. I hope you are able to check it out and give us some feedback.

    If you know any great joke-tellers, please send them our way!

    I hope you don’t leave any jokes untold!

    Take care,


  2. Nyxalinth Says:

    I foudn your blog while searching for the words to that poem. I loved it when I found it in Insomnia. In Dreamcatcher, he quotes Theodore Roethke. Consider me one of your readers from now on 🙂

  3. booksunread Says:

    Welcome Nyxalinth! I loved Insomnia. I don’t know why, but something about the concept of the three fates and the combo of fate and self determination really struck a chord in me-fits with my agnostic POV. Of course, I lent it to my best friend and she could never get through it. We joke that she uses it as a door stop. That’s the thing I love about reading…is that individual experiences vary so widely. The same thing that resonates with you, means nothing to someone else…

  4. swapnap Says:

    Found you blog while clicking on random posts. The title made me check out..enjoyed reading it. So would visit again.


  5. booksunread Says:

    Welcome Swapna. Thanks for reading. Lately I’ve felt like the content has been a little flat…all Squidgey won’t do this, Squidgey won’t do that…I wasn’t sure there was anybody out there reading any more. 🙂

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