Okay, okay. So we’re a few days (read: halfway) into November, and I’ve already read four of these books and even reviewed one….well what can you do.
Last year at this time, I was NaNoWriMo-ing like there was no tomorrow. I wrote well over 50,000 words, and none of them were blog posts. Although I got a lot closer to finishing one of my three ongoing books.
At the beginning of this year, I read like a madwoman. I was motivated, I was just feeling it. I was well on my way to my hefty reading goal for 2013. However, as a creative person, I am completely NOT consistent. I will write and read in one month more than most people do in a year.
And then have a dry spell.
Usually, I can push through it. I’m good at that. I’ve been to college, a horrid place where, yes, the learning is awesome, but being forced to be interested in what a syllabus tells me to…when, where, how, but no real good why? Yuck. I sharpened my get-er-done skills there.
This year, I had the roughest year ever.
We moved across the country. And my husband got sick. Like, an illness for life kind of sick. I also started a new business on top of having to restart my photography business from the ground up. I don’t know why I keep working on RR….it’s something that I can’t help but be dedicated to. It’s my connection to something, some part of me that will never stop reading and writing. It’s my connection to Connie now that I’ve moved.
So, that said, I’m back. I go away, and that’s just how it is, but I come back. I always do. And I want to be more consistent, now that life has gotten a little more normal.
Reading. Yes. What am I reading this month? Well, I will fall VERY short of my original ginormous goal of reading 100 books this year. I think I’m at like, 16 right now.
But I can try to double that, and make it past 30.
So this month, I’m reading these lovely books:
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Elite by Kiera Cass
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Champion by Marie Lu (yay!!!!!! finally!)
Starglass by Phoebe North (yay a new space themed book!)
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (yes, I started this a million times this year, and still haven’t finished it, and yes it is a good book…now that there’s a movie, I have to finish it so I can see it. See? I find ways to be motivated.)
And of course, we have the books I should read because it’s the last one in the series and I loved the series so far but some part of me is stopping myself because I think I just don’t want it to end:
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (although…there’s now a fourth book planned, but about Cole, so I guess if you wait long enough, the author will write more, right?)
Reached by Ally Condie (I have owned this beautiful hardcover for a year and haven’t cracked it and I just don’t know why)
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (I’ve tried, so hard…just can’t get into it, but I think it’s time to bite the bullet)