Mar 19, 2009

For Gosh Sakes

Once upon a time I had this little thing called momentum.  It was gratifying and presumably interesting to be writing new blog posts.  But I have become stalled.  MAJORLY stalled.  I am trying to figure out how to rectify this problem.  I thought maybe blogging for blogging’s sake might do it, but I can’t even manage that.  Yesterday, despite all my well planned intentions to post the second half of Kelly Parra’s Writer’s Studio, I was delayed by my 5 year old getting stung by a bee.  Honestly, of all the parenting emergencies to face I never expected this to be one of them.  Luckily it was very  minor! No allergy, thank goodness.  But there was a moment of panic before I could tell.  The little darling stayed home from school and we had a nice lazy day.  Why am I telling you all this?  Blogging for blogging’s sake!

 

I have not been reading very much and I am okay with that.  I am thinking of doing some research regarding myths.  Sometimes I find that when I don’t feel like reading fiction a little dose of non fiction can get me restarted.

What do you do when you face a reading or blogging lull?  I am not just talking about being simply too busy, though that is part of it.  Do you start something new? Force yourself to finish everything you mentally committed yourself to?  New road? Same road? Old road?

Have you been reading any nonfiction? Memoirs? Essays?

P.S. My 5 year old is very dissatisfied with my choice of bee graphics.  She would like the bee to be angry.  She is very cute, but not cute enough to oblige at this time.

Mar 16, 2009

A Case of the Mondays

I am TIRED today.  I have no reason to be tired.  I got plenty of sleep.  Maybe I am just tired for the pure fact of it being Monday.  Maybe I am tired because I am finally over being sick. Yes, sick again in case you missed it.  I am so behind on life.

It  has been so long since I really did some good blogging I think I may have forgotten how to do it!

It also doesn’t help that I haven’t been reading much.  And I did read some stuff when I was first sick, over a month ago.  Some of which I need to review and respond to and I am not entirely sure I remember much of it.

Oh, and another reason why I might be tired?

Well, it may have something to do with the fantabulous time I had in Vegas on Saturday.  I went down there for a friend’s birthday and had a total blast.  It has been so long that I have gotten out of the house and had adult human contact!! It was a really nice change for me.

I listened to an audiobook on the way down and back.  That has been the most “reading” I have done in several weeks.  Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is the type of book that I would never be able to get through on my own.  It is nice to have audiobook for that reason. Audiobooks make a long drive a bit more bearable. I REALLY HATE DRIVING.  But when the destination is Vegas there is virtually no reason to complain.

I have a little bit less than a third of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy left but I am not sure when I will get a chance to finish it.

You can see on the cover all those award seals so I feel a little bit of an obligation to get it read.  It isn’t bad at all.  It just isn’t the type of book that would generally interest me.  Even at the point where I am now in the book I don't have the overwhelmingly intense desire to finish it.  But I likely will.

Has anyone read this?
Do any of you feel an obligation or interest in reading award winning books?

Being an adult, parent, and possible future teacher I like to see what is being awarded in the YA world.  Since this book is a double hitter, being honored by the two awards I care the most about I HAVE TO FINISH IT.

Did I mention I am tired?

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