It’s Monday and #BookBlogWriMo – Day 3

monday#BookBlogWriMo – Day 3
11/3 – Where You Read – Pretty self-explanatory. Bonus for a picture!

Right now I am reading anywhere I can. Today I read in the car while I was waiting to pick up the kids from school. I read in the car while I was waiting on my friend to walk. I read a bit on the stationary bike (I think winter might bring more of that). I read while I was standing in the kitchen waiting on the noodles to boil. And my very favorite place to read?

This week I am reading/listening to:

The Drowning Girl Outlander  Crane Stormbringers (Order of Darkness)
This Week: 10:33:44 This Week: Chapter 31 This Week: Page 112 This Week:
Last Week: 8:37:46 Last Week:
Chapter 20
Last Week:
 Last Week:
Not Started

In the Queue:

James Dashner ‘sThe Death Cure (Maze Runner Trilogy) [Hardcover]2011 Poison Study (A Soulfinders Novel) The Hunger Angel: A Novel Company of Liars by Maitland, Karen (2009) Paperback

#BookBlogWriMo – Day 2

11/2 – How You Read – Paperback? Hardcover? Ereader? Smartphone? Bookmarks, note taking in the margins, or highlighting? Tell us some of your reading rituals!

I used to be a voracious reader, but this summer things fell apart. And now I barely seem to have time to get two pages in at night before bed, before I pass out cold. What has changed? Many things. I think top of the list actually is owning a smartphone. It is so easy to be distracted by Facebook and all of the other things that must have my attention RIGHT NOW!

Also I discovered around July, that I have moved from being a book reader to being a Ereader. How I discovered this was it was about this time that my Nook, which I have had for about 2 years began to die. It became more and more difficult to turn on. Once it was on it would stay on until the battery died. It was then a noticed how much a relied on that damn machine to read. 20 minutes to power up and that was on a good day.

Now I finally have a new reader (Google Nexus) but I am a seemly reformed insomniac. In August I started running. OK jogging. OK moving at a pace slightly faster than walking. And as a shall we say person of size, it is exhausting. So I am not lucky if I get one or two pages in at the end of the night before I am passed out cold asleep.

A few weeks ago I decided to make a change to my rituals, which obviously are not working for me anymore. So I am trying to set aside sitting up, wide awake reading time.

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So my 14-year-old decided to try NaNoWriMo this year. And I decided that if she can crank out a novel in the next 30 days I can manage to attempt #BookBlogWriMo.  Maybe just maybe I can get my mojo back. Some days I hope it will be my usual posts and features but also it will be the prompts from Book Bumblings list.

Today it begins.

11/1 – History of Your Blog – Tell us how you got started! When did you start your blog? Why? What have been some of your trials and tribulations? How many pigs did you have to sacrifice to get people to see your Facebook posts?

I started this blog to make the switch from keeping written journals of what I was reading to an electronic one.  I discovered challenges and reviews and Armchair BEA and A Novel Challenge and I fell in love with my blog.

I still am generally in a place where I care less about readers, by that I mean the numbers I am very fond of those readers who comment and stick around through my ups and downs.

One of the hardest things for me is consistency. I often find I am overextend IRL and my reading time and my blog are the first to suffer.

Here’s to November and 30 days of posting.

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 1


So I am a tiny bit burned out on Waiting on Wednesday. Not that there are not a ton of books that I am waiting on but my list grows bigger and bigger and I grow ever more depressed at the size of it. So for now I am taking some intermittent breaks. On the weeks I can’t bear to look at my ever growing TBR list, I am going to work through the 30 Day Book Meme. Well, no one ever said the 30 days had to be in a row, now did they?

Day One – The best book you read last year

This one is hard because I read a number of good books last year. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, The Immortal Rules, The Fault in Our Stars, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Chime and Graceling to list the ones I would consider for this. And really how do you pick between them? I could choose each one for a different reason. I am going to save TFiOS for another Day. I loved TIR and DoS&B for very much the same reasons so they cancel each other out. Chime was an audio book, does that count? Yes it does.


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