If there were eight days in a week (preferably the eighth day being an extra weekend day...) life would be so much easier. Granted I do start getting sort of technical about things- does that mean we'd have fewer weeks in a year? Or would years be longer? Can we do that, given the whole movement around the sun thing? Alas, you get the gist: if I had more time.
The reason why I don't:
|[oh, just the bird's eye view of a weekly to-do list]|
If I had more time there are many, many things I'd love to do, some book-related. For example, I'd love to really be a Goodreads participant. I log much of my reading here, but it would be neat to be part of the community and to see the stats and whatnot at the end of the year.
I'd also love to start a blog Instagram account, for just book-related pictures and thoughts. Unlike my personal one, it could actually be public and I'd have the opportunity to interact with people on the more visual side of reading. Plus, what bibliophile wouldn't love an excuse to take my book-ish pictures?
If I had that extra time I'd finally order a huge piece of corkboard so I could mount the map I've had for a few years where I'd track how globally I was reading. I'd be able to choose a space and figure out a system. At that point I could properly chastise myself for not adequately expanding my horizons.
I'd do more rereading! The other day I was talking to my students about Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits and it occurred to me how darn long it's been since I read it (1999, as a pre-IB sophomore in high school). While I do tend to lean towards the "life's too short to reread" sort of mentality, there are some titles I'd like to revisit.
I would also start accepting review copies again, something I've basically stopped doing completely. It was of course fun getting free books, but I found myself feeling really guilty that I wasn't getting to galley copies in a timely manner. I'm a ruler follower (well, at least sometimes), and I also tend to lose motivation when I feel obligated to do something (at least this sort of thing). I liked reading first time-novelists and being able to post positive thoughts on their hard work.
I also might consider some blog server or visual changes- maybe move to Wordpress and maybe pay a designer to do a facelift (this is what I did for this current look several years ago- it was affordable with a premade template and while I still love the current look, sometimes it's nice to have a fresh do, ya know?).
Alas, there will never be eight days. Sure, eventually I will have more time, but for now I'll just keeping doing what I can.