What Are You Reading?: August 5th

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I’m taking the time this week to really enjoy two fiction books.  One of them is a recent publication, and the other is a trade paperback that I picked up years ago from a library book sale.

A Crabby Killer is from the Mooseamuck Island Cozy Mystery Series by Leighann Dobbs.  A Crabby Killer is the first book in the series, and I have been looking forward to reading this one for a while.  But, I’m a stickler for reading in the order that I bought the books, so this one had to wait.  But, since I now have three piles of books to read, and this one happened to be on the top of one of the piles, I *ahem* decided that I could read this one now.  I can’t wait to crack this book open this week!  

A Hero’s Justice is from the Dragonlance: Ergoth Trilogy by Paul B. Thompson.  It’s book three in the series.  I read the first two of the series years ago, and I may not remember enough about them to really get into this book, but I have had this book for a long time, and I really should finally read it.  It’s been out so long that Amazon didn’t even have a paperback version of it up for sale anymore.  I had to link to the audio version.

I would have added a third book, but we have a lot going on this week, and I’m honestly not certain that I will finish these two books before next Saturday.  We shall see.

What is on your reading list this week?

What Are You Reading? – July 29th

I almost forgot this post–again!  Life has been so hectic lately that keeping up with weekly habits has fallen to the wayside.  Daily habits–yeh, I got those handled, but if it’s something I have to do weekly, I am currently forgetting them with regularity.  I’m hoping my new bullet journal fixes this problem for me.

Anywho, this week, I will be reading two more books.  K9 and the Missing Planet by David Martin and 5 Secrets of Story Structure by K. M. Weiland.

 This is the final book in the K9 series, and though they are intended for children to read, they have been fun to read.  I love anything Doctor Who.  And I mean anything.  I grabbed most of the Doctor Who series recently, so I will be reading a lot of them this year.

5 Secrets of Story Structure is a freebie that I got for signing up for K. M. Weiland’s newsletter, and her website and newsletter are an amazing source of writerly advice and information, so I have enjoyed reading those.  I’m expecting the same feeling when I read this book.  That and hopefully some insight on how to structure my novels.

So, that is my reading list for the week.  What are you reading?

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?

Abysmal Writing Week

Word Count 2-7 through 2-13

I started off the week well, then the cold plague returned to our house, and now everyone is sick again.  I hate the winter season, especially when everyone stays sick.  Then we have had snow days on top of that, so everyone has cabin fever in the worst way.  And I think more snow is supposed to come in tonight/tomorrow morning, so two of the kids may be out of school again tomorrow.

I may just take a few more days off from writing to keep myself from becoming more frustrated.  With the kids at home, I could probably go through all the children’s books that I have downloaded from Amazon for Kindle over the last year, read them to the kids, and write up reviews for them.

Yes, I may do that instead of accomplishing very few words every day and becoming more angry with myself about it.

See you all next week!