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Do you use a website to catalog your books, read or otherwise? I don’t know how well-used Riffle is compared to more popular sites like Goodreads, but if you aren’t a member, click the logo below to come join me!

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See you there. 🙂

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What Are You Reading Wednesday – 10/7/15

What are you reading Wednesday – 10/7/15

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by It’s A Reading Thing. To participate, open the book you are currently reading to page 34 (or 34% in your ebook) and answer these three questions.

The Questions are:
1. What’s the name of your current read?

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a complete sentence. (or two!)

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Now for my answers this week…

1. The same as it has been for the past couple of weeks! This is what happens when I read too many books at once – I don’t finish any of them. 🙂 Here are links to past WAYRW posts for all of the books I’m still reading, if you’re interested in reading more about any of them.

happy-homicides Prisoner's Base (Nero Wolfe, #21) Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) The Mine (Northwest Passage #1)

The only thing I have finished recently is a cozy mystery audiobook I was listening to during my commute back and forth to work – hopefully I will have a review for that this week.

I’d still love to hear what you are reading this week – leave me a link to your post or a comment to tell me.

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone got a chance to get some reading in this weekend. I did not, but I can’t complain . My youngest daughter turned 10 this weekend, and my oldest turned 12 last weekend, so in addition to the 10 year old’s birthday, we had a combined family party for the two of them. Maybe I can read next weekend! I have just a couple of things I wanted to mention to start the week…

First of all, I wanted to wish you all a Happy National Strawberry Cream Pie Day! I didn’t realize this was a thing until this morning, but I may have to stop to get some on my way home from work later. 🙂

I also wanted to give a big Thank You to Becca over at Shih Tzu Book Reviews for the wonderful spotlight post she did on The Book’s the Thing! Stop by and pay her blog a visit if you have a chance.

Here’s wishing you all a great week! 🙂

NaNoWriMo – Coming Soon!

Happy Friday!

I just realized today that despite my good intentions, I have only one month (and a few days) to finish up last year’s unfinished NaNoWriMo novel and come up with an idea and / or outline for this year. This has me panicking a little, and re-evaluating my plans for the next two months! 🙂

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month – and is an event that takes place each November. The goal is to write an entire novel, 50,000 words or more, in one month. Not a finished product, of course, but a rough draft you can spend the next 11 months editing, re-writing, and polishing until it is a passable novel. I’ve tried twice – 18,000 words the first time, and almost 30,000 the second time, but haven’t reached the 50,000-words-in-one-month goal yet.

The first year I joined I had no plan, no outline, and not much of an idea before I sat down to write on November 1st. I have to admit, it was a bit of a mess, and once I got going I had no idea what to do with it.

Last year I was a little more prepared. I had no formal outline, but I did have an idea and I’d spent a lot of time thinking about it before November. I got started easily enough, but had trouble figuring out how to get the story to go where I wanted it to go. I’ve been meaning to finish it since last December, but have only added a few additional paragraphs.

Now November is fast approaching, and I have to decide whether to try again, or work on what I already have started. Part of me says forget it. I always go out of town the last week in November so that really cuts my writing time down to about 3 weeks anyway. Another part of me says go for it! If I outline now I might actually be able to finish this year and although I don’t exactly know why, finishing NaNoWriMo seems like a big deal to me. 🙂

All self-doubt aside, I will probably join in again. There’s something appealing to me about writing alongside strangers and friends from all over the globe, comparing our daily word count, and updating our daily goals. At least for a few weeks I find that motivating!

If anyone else is participating, I’d love to have you add me a writing buddy – my user name is ekehlet.

What Are You Reading Wednesday – 9/23/15

What are you reading Wednesday – 9/23/15

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by It’s A Reading Thing. To participate, open the book you are currently reading to page 34 (or 34% in your ebook) and answer these three questions.

The Questions are:
1. What’s the name of your current read?

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a complete sentence. (or two!)

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Now for my answers this week…

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Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR Pile

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s list is – Top Ten Books on your Fall TBR pile. I have a lot more than 10, but here are the ones I hope to get to first. I’d love to hear what you’re looking forward to reading this fall – leave a link to your own post or a comment to let me know!

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