I’m a Little Rusty But Here It Goes…

Between some serious seasonal depression, new job/coworkers, and settling back into life with my beau, it’s been hectic to say the least. But with BEA and Bout of Books coming up, I really wanted to get back in the swing of things. So here I am, announcing to the world, I’m back bitches and stronger than ever!

Just last night, I was lying in bed thinking about my undergrad thesis. I graduated from Pratt Institute’s creative writing program. To complete the program, every undergrad had to write a 60 page work of fiction with a 10 page introduction. Yeah, that’s right, 70 pages total thesis for an UNDERGRAD program. Pratt don’t play when it comes to art. I was thinking back and remembering how little time I spent on revising and how much I’d love to go back and polish it up. Then I thought, well you have a blog dummy, go write something on that first.

It’s funny how things work out that way. I’ve missed you guys. I’ve missed writing. But most of all, I’ve missed reading. Here is my pledge to read every day, no matter how much, and to reach out more. The book blogging community is filled with such kind and passionate people. I definitely want to put names to faces when I see most of you at BEA next month!

  

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Bout of Books 11.0 Day One Update & OTP Challenge

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So my progress from yesterday was a little…sporadic to say the least. I think that my official tweet says it all:

After coming back from a week on vacation, all my unread blog posts numbered in the five hundreds. I was proactive! I buckled down the first afternoon back while I waited for copious amounts of laundry and reduced it to about three hundred. Enter Bout of Books, which by no fault of its own, required book reading not blog posts. But I reasoned that I can read whenever, these blog posts are only going to grow exponentially. Smarter people (not myself) would say just cut back on the number of blogs you follow. Those people would be correct but when was doing the right thing ever fun, right?

Then, THEN, I was going to write a whole post about the OTP Challenge hosted over at Infinite Ink. But I couldn’t write anything until I got back from work around 7:30pm. So…

Procrastination for the win!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

Each of these books, in their own special way, have affected not only how I read but also how I write. They have all challenged my beliefs about fiction, narration, character, setting, and language. Some of these have even changed the ways in which I think and process ideas. I highly recommend all these books!

Not mentioned although they would certainly make the list: Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire.

I tried to pick lesser known series/novels.

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