What Are You Reading?: June 17th

I changed up the title a little, mostly because a lot of the nonfiction books that I have lined up to read have titles that are about a mile long, and I could not find a way to list them in the title without truncating said title so much that you could not determine what book I was talking about.  Anywho…

I finished up last week’s books sometime around Wednesday, and I spent the next two days thinking of ways to apply those techniques to my writing process for a week or two to see if they added to my production or subtracted from it.  I will start testing those on Monday, when my writing routine picks back up.  (I rarely write on the weekends.  I use Saturday and Sunday to schedule announcements, format books, make book covers, and so on.)

This week, I will be reading Successful Self-Publishing:  How to Self-Publish and Market your Book in Ebook and Print by Joanna Penn and Fat Girl Hiking by Juniper Shaw.

I chose Joanna Penn’s book because I am beginning to up my game when it comes to publishing, both nonfiction and fiction, and I needed more information on how to make my adventure as successful as possible.  I love her podcast, and I listen to it as often as I can.  Especially when I need the inspiration to get off my behind and get to work.

Fat Girl Hiking is a review request from a brand-new author.  Juniper asked me to read her book and leave an honest review almost a month ago, and due to school getting out, kids in general, and life, well, I haven’t gotten to it yet.  So I am adding that to my reading list for this upcoming week.

What are you planning to read this week?

What Are You Reading? – Week of June 4

So, I am trying this new thing to get me to read more because, honestly, I haven’t been doing a great job reading books as much as I used to.  Okay, let’s me honest.  I haven’t read a book in almost two months.

That is so not me.

So, every Saturday, I will post what I will be reading in the upcoming week.  I will also be writing reviews for them as soon as I can, but I don’t know when they will be posted on the blog here, yet.  I have a lot of catch-up to do with my reviews.

This week, I will be reading The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer’s Journey by Joanna Penn and Lifelong Writing Habit: The Secret to Writing Every Day: Write Faster, Write Smarter by Chris Fox.

I purchased both of these in the e-book format simply because it’s easier for me to keep up with one tablet reader than it is for me to keep up with two paperback books, especially with as much as I am on the go with the kids.  And considering how hard I am on paperback books, I really didn’t want to mess up one of them by shoving it in my bag over and over again when I have to get up and walk a child into an appointment or something along those lines.

So, anywho, this is what I am reading this week.  I’m hoping that these two books will get me back on track so that I can get back to writing.  I have let myself be out of the game for far too long.