It’s Monday, March 9, 2015. It’s the 10th Monday of the year! Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Monday is a great day to take stock of what you’re currently reading.
I like it because it holds me accountable. And, because I succeeded at the 120 books read in 2014 (via Goodreads), I agreed to read 200 in 2015—I’ve done it before, and for many years read at least that many, but life has come in the way. But, beyond that, I want to publish more reviews this year. I have so many that I’ve written that have not been transcribed. This is a huge oversight and does nothing to help my cause. I need entries to make everyone interested! This is a predominantly a review blog and without those reviews, I have nothing to offer. So, provided I read an average of 15-20 books a month, I can do this! And, I would love to hear your goals.
So this past week was a bit of an odd week. We have been having major issues with our internet sevice through Comcast, which has meant posting very little or via my cellphone. We had 7 outages lasting at least 30 minutes within the last 10 days (Well, since we swapped it out on Friday, we have not yet had any—please cross your fingers for us!).
Since last Monday, I posted a review on Liane Moriarty’s The Last Anniversary. GothamGal put in her thoughts (what a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day!) about Cinderella’s spy activities in Fairest Volume 4: Of Mice and Men.
I posted quickly from our board gaming session at a friends house (we played The Resistance twice and Smallworld once!). We celebrated #WorldBookDay with a picture of Picard in bed with a book! I asked what your favorite location books were/if there were books set in your region. And talked about getting sucked into a book I did not yet anticipate reading.
This week I am reading:
This will be a little bit of a geek out week, I think. I got this specifically as a pick up in the store when I read that Riker is a mastermind behind a huge threat to Picard. That he might even be blowing up Federation ships! How is it possible that someone behind Riker-beard could do that?!? It also brings in Dax and a few other characters fans of ANY of the series may be familiar with. I used to read a lot more of the Star Trek books, so this is a welcome home, of sorts, for me.
This was an unexpected pickup, and maybe because I have a family member that IS a ballerina (and a lifelong dream of doing ballet) that drew me to this literary fiction. I love that it’s a different cover, that looks more vintage, but I also like to think that there’s a better reason for the change in cover in the trade paperback.
Can I just say how much I love Veronica Mars? I am savoring and rewarding myself with this book whenever I get a chance. I love the noir aspects of the universe and the cover art is great. I really need to go ahead and finish watching the Veronica Mars movie already, just so I can get a deeper understanding of what is going on and not spoil some of what goes on in this book. After I finish this, I have the second in the series, and I have a feeling it will be picked up right after I finish this one.
This is a book for the #NovelTeaBookClub—I love that we are reading a non-fiction book this month. As someone who can do both team and solo projects, I want to say that there are a few things that make me think I am introverted, but just in certain circumstances. I am not quite certain, yet, and will know more once I finish the book—I hope.
There’s a really cool article about writing from Stephen King here. As someone whom is working on a longer story (that I will talk about when I am much later in the process) I find him inspiring—and I really need to finish On Writing. The Kindle and I are having issues right now. I want to read the paperbacks that I am reading (above) in bed, but it doesn’t happen (mostly because my husband gets up at 3 AM and the light might wake him. I feel like, to borrow a phrase from a dear friend, I have reading ADD. I just can’t get into something for any length of time.
So, what are you reading? Have you linked up at Book Journey yet? Please let me know what you are reading below!