It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday, which means it is time again to hook up with the dedicated readers of the Book Date Blog and start talking about the kinds of things we’re all currently reading. I read a couple of things last week that I am working on reviews for. I have a bunch of posts I need to edit, because I am still on the mend, it’s been pretty crazy. This is what I hope to read this week:

We had a crazy first week of November, which is National Novel Writing. You challenge yourself to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. And here are my stats:
AlwaysReiding_Nano2017statsI cannot believe that it has been 15 years of my life that I have dedicated to this… It’s been totally awesome. The first year I had just found out about it and did it mostly in the comfort of the home I was living it. I ventured out in 2004 and beyond and then have only been to a few meetings and such since 2010, when I moved back to California. I miss the group of friends that I used to write with, but thanks to the writer buddies part of the site, I know their goals and can use that to make myself work a little harder. My novel this year feels a little long in places, but right in others and the pacing needs to be looked at. I want to have a complete story by November 30, but we’ll see what happens. I don’t think I’m going to just settle for 50000 words and wrap up.

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We went to our favorite game store and met with friends to play a few games with friends. We played a Cyanide and Happiness game, a Star Trek trivia game (it was 20 years old AND the friend who bought it opened it on site) and then part of a Game of Thrones game where you acquire power and then spread influence. A friend won the first game. The team comprised of my husband and myself won the second game (I’m hugely into trivia). And got to only play a little bit of the third game. It was a LOT of fun, we had a good time and then ran to Newport to have a celebratory dinner for a friend’s new job. Additionally, we went and saw Thor: Ragnarok.

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This little girl has been my shadow all week. Which is super awesome. I love how affectionate she is–but it is also a little crazy because she likes to get ON my computer or ON whatever I might be doing. But, it’s okay. She’s perfect, so I cannot complain. I live for the moments when I get to feel love from her.

I’ve been feeling a little better, it has been nice to relax a bit more and take time to do the things that I want to do. It’s been a nice relaxer for me. I’ve been drinking a lot of water (picked up a Sip by S’well bottle at Target on clearance). It’s been nice to try and limit myself to one iced tea throughout the day. I feel a little better going to sleep. The weather is changing, so it’s also a little cooler at night, which is really nice. It’s ALMOST multiple blanket time.

I was able to complete my Goodreads challenge for October, and I also finished my Harry Potter Knitting and crochet project for October at Ravelry. It made me feel cool to actually keep up with this. I have the House Cup challenge I’ve spoken about before that I need to update this week.

It’s Monday, What are you reading?

Author: gothamgal

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