Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Reflection of My Reading List

It appears that I have got a lot of books on my "Currently Reading" list.


Okay, so that's definitely an understatement. Either way, I'm looking forward to finishing as many of these books as I possibly can in the next few weeks.

So looking at my list I see The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer up first. This one took some convincing, I'll admit. I'd read some great reviews and I'd read some really horrible ones. I've picked it up and carried it around several times, ready to buy it, only to end up putting it back. Finally, I bought it. I sat down to try reading two chapters before moving on to the next on the list (I figured forcing myself to do this would make it easier to finish all the books in a sufficient amount of time). I found myself almost 50 pages in before I realized I'd gone way past my goal of 2 chapters. Really happy I finally picked it up.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Working Out My Obsessions

It took some time to figure out what my current obsession is. Well, to be more accurate, it’s been a longstanding obsession. It’s one of those things that just stares me in the face but I don’t acknowledge it as an obsession because it would mean admitting I have a problem. And I’m happy with my obsession. After all, there are worse things than being obsessed with books, right?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Personal Stakes

As a recent addition to the MFA program at my university, I've been slowly building up my credits by taking courses that could only be deemed somewhat less of a risk in my mind.

I admit, I'm a coward, and I avoided a writing workshop for as long as possible.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Editing Errors

My first post in a long time and I've decided to post something small about an issue that has been concerning me for some time now.

Editing mistakes.

Now I know I've made quite a few mistakes of my own with my work. I tend to throw in a comma when you least expect it which I've been told throws off the meaning of my sentence. Go figure, right? But they are very pushy about commas when it comes to thesis work so I've since learned my lesson. Or I hope I have, anyway, so it's the thought that counts.

However, the mistakes I'm speaking of involve grammar. I tend to read and re-read, and on and on, etc. for months on end making sure I have the right words in my work. Unfortunately, this just doesn't seem to be the case with the latest books I've been snatching up each release day for the last month or so.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Year, New Hopes

It's been so long since I've written anything, but as a New Year's Resolution I promise to make more time to write just like I wanted to last summer.

There are so many new things to look forward to this year. I have a book list that extends over the better part of the following year. I have school starting next week, and the time to finish all the reading I've always meant to do for my thesis. And then there's what feels like weddings galore this year. Or maybe I'm exaggerating that.

For now I'm content to read. I have so many books for fun and then just as many books for work, I'm swimming in words. Lucky for me I get new glasses next week. Might make the images just that much sharper and easier on my poor feeble mind.

Here's to a New Year filled with enough new hopes to last a lifetime.