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Reading Roundup! March 2018

I’ve really enjoyed doing these monthly recaps of my reading, because it highlights some habits I wouldn’t have noticed before. Like, why do I keep reading so many things that already have movies? Since Gone Girl, I’m pretty much good to just watch the movie if there’s one available. This ain’t the old days. Hollywood is a lot better about matching the glory of their adaptations, and there are too many great books to discover to just read what’s on TV.

So I gotta work on that. And work on reading more short stories. And novellas. And more from LGBT authors!

This month, I got a couple novellas in. Progress!



Reading Roundup! February 2018

I had a slightly slower month for reading in February, because I was hopelessly distracted with Final Fantasy XIV all month. They pushed out an update that included some housing releases, and I spent all my time breathlessly decorating. Because The Sims just isn’t enough for me, I guess!

Also, I was reading a lot of physical books which, for some reason, I read a hell of a lot slower than ebooks? This is a phenomenon I can’t explain. Next month, I plan to give my Kindle some love.



Reading Roundup! January 2018

I kicked off the year with a respectable 5-book-month in January. Is that not a lot? Are you not impressed? (Don’t answer that)

Here’s a roundup of my reviews and brief thoughts/senseless gushing!


2017: My year in books!

2017 was one of the best years in reading I’ve had in ages. Goodreads tells me I read 30 books, and 11,540 pages. There were a few in there that I didn’t finish, so that’s not entirely accurate, but I’m pretty proud of myself.

This pales in comparison to some of you folks, but previously I’ve averaged about 12 books a year – with some dismal years showing counts as low as 3 books for the whole year.

Some things changed in my life to allow this, as did my approach to reading.


Music for Writing #HEROIC: THEMEX, Hiroyuki Sawano

It’s both day five of Nanowrimo, and daylight savings time. Some of us are especially grateful for that extra hour tonight to catch up on word counts. How are you feeling so far?

Here’s a favorite piece of mine that may match how badass you’re feeling at this point. You’ve got a great idea! You have great characters! You haven’t slacked yet! You’re a fucking hero and you’re going to knock this Nanowrimo shit out of the park!