Happy Sunday! Our rain deluge has passed and once the morning fog burned away, we had a bright and glorious day Saturday. I'm getting back into the swing of blogging and thanks to a timely mini quest from the Bloggiesta crew, am taking the opportunity to spruce up the joint!
Book wise, I've finally organized my reading plans, which are quite flexible, because I never quite know when the mood will strike to dive into a comfort read or challenge myself with something heavier. Since it is a prime year, I decided to shoot for 107 books which encompasses the Birthstone Bookology reads as well as A to Z read by author and/or title. Are you a monogamous reader or have multiple books going at once? I used to read one book at a time, but no longer. Half the time I'll start an ebook in the midst of reading a print book. Then there's the bathroom book which right now is KonTiki by Thor Heyrdahl. I'm working my way through my dusty shelves and my selections for Garnet are:
- Spartacus: the Gladiator - Ben Kane (completed)
- Alexandria Link - Steve Berry (completed)
- Russian Winter - Daphne Kalotay (currently in progress)
- Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami (52 Books readalong)
- 6th Extinction - James Rollins
- The Translator - John Crowley
I'm also working on reading more non fiction so my A by author book is Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams.
I also have Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker and Cixin Lui's Three Body Problem on tap for the month. Yes, I'm being a bit ambitious so we'll see how far I get this month.
Writing wise, I just downloaded Jennifer Blanchard's Align your Writing Habits to Success: From procrastinating writer to productive writer in 30 days and K.M Weiland's Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration. I've been procrastinating big time, reading instead of writing, so giving myself a swift kick in the butt and diving in again. I'm also taking wibbly wobbly timey whimey (thanks Dr. Who) words out of my vocabulary such as I hope too or will try and replacing them with I will and I am doing such and such. Positive, optimistic, forward thinking! Woot Woot!
Blogging wise, my intent is to post one short book review as well as one general post a week.
~Cheers to a great week~