WHAT I’M READING
Finishing another half finished series. ASUNDER by Jodi Meadows. Awesome concept and there be dragons!
Also, in honor of Banned Books Week, I’m reading a frequently challenged book from my TBR-shelf: STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES by Chris Crutcher. I’m only a few chapters in, but enjoying it so far. I really like the MC, Eric.
Since this week is the official start of fall, SummySeries is technically over (although I didn’t finish my TBR-list and am still plowing through it) and I wanted to give a quick round-up:
I read 24 books! Woo hoo! I didn’t even realize it was that many until I went back and tallied them all up.
Some were fantastic, like POINTE by Brandy Colbert. Such a haunting and heartbreaking book. GONE GIRL was a good read, too, even though I figured out every twist way in advance. I’m either lucky, clever or as diabolical as the characters. Maybe a little of each? 🙂
A few (not mentioning names) were so-so – nothing was wrong with the writing or plot, but I just didn’t connect.
One was flat-out awful – bad writing, stilted dialog, cardboard characters, poorly plotted and completely beyond the realm of any reality, Again, not mentioning any names, but I will say it was an adult bestseller with a ton of 5-star reviews, so I guess I’m in my own little corner. No matter. I am enjoying my little corner.
WHAT I’M WRITING
Jules. No surprise. BUT, I am very close to finishing. I wrote an emotionally tough chapter this past week and I have two to work on this week. After that it should be smooth-sailing. Knock on wood.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
My laptop is old and my battery only keeps a charge for about an hour, which is frustrating, but I use it to my advantage when I’m writing.
I start off sitting on the couch or bed and I work. If I’m having one of those stare-blankly-at-the-screen days, then it’s a relief when I have to get up and plug in my computer.
If I’m on a roll, then I continue on at my desk but not without taking a few minutes to stretch, walk around, and rest my eyes.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
My contract was renewed again so I’m celebrating five years at my job. And I say this every year, but quitting the 9-5 was THE BEST decision I ever made.
Happy freaking out because my Orioles have such a good record they’ve already clinched a spot in the upcoming playoffs. Other than squeezing in a few years ago in a wild card spot, my Birds haven’t been there since I was in high school. There were many (MANY) frustrating years between then and now.
The hubs and I went to a Taste of the Town where local restaurants offered samples of their menu. It was close enough to walk, so we wandered down, bought many confections and wandered back to our apartment to eat them. One was a chocolate mint cookie that was incredibly YUM. It was from a coffee shop, also within walking distance, and I envision myself eating many cookies in the future.
Later today I’m going to watch Jaws at the movie theater!!! It’s one of my favorites and I’m completely psyched to be able to see it on the big screen, especially since it came out before I was born.