It’s the new year and everyone is posting their reading goals for the year. Mine is simple: 4 books a month. One of the four has to come from one of my past buying binges: aka books laying around my house or hanging out on my kindle crying to be read.
Separate from that challenge. Fit a non-fiction book in there somewhere: maybe one every 2-3 months? I hate non-fiction. I am an escapist, it’s hard to escape when you’re reading factual information. Plus I’m in school, I do a lot of reading and I feel like that meets my non-fiction quota. I just can’t do it, non-fiction is just not my thing. But my stepdad bought me books last year ( click here for old post ) and I still haven’t read them. Its an learning opportunity as well. I won’t turn down a bonding opportunity because I’m stubborn on the non-fiction. It just will be hard to get away from all the magical powers, family drama, book boyfriends and steamy love scenes (yolo).
Last but not least: I finally have an idea for my book reviews!! I’ll give you my feels, a favorite quote from the book and *drumroll* a song that pops in my mind as I’m reading. I’m that crazy girl who can remember the book I was reading based on the song I was listening too at the time (I have no life *sigh*). I hope to have my first book review of the year coming up soon! I’ve met my 4 book quota already this month!! My post will be about a series I just finished from S.L. Jennings.
As per my usual procrastinating on assignments with Facebook (don’t judge me), I came across a book ad. Yet another James Patterson book with a collaborator. Does he really write them or does the other author write them and he gives his stamp of approval? Hmmm… He comes out with maybe 20 books a year (I’m probably exaggerating), there is no way he’s writing all these books. Or is he? How the heck should I know?! Just a thought….. And another way to procrastinate ;).
What do you think?
It’s that’s time of year again! Hallmark has started their cheesy Christmas movies again. And I’m under the covers, sipping “adult” hot chocolate, and cuddling with my cat. What has my life come to? *sigh*
Oh and of course books are always around. Just finished the first 3 books in S.L. Jennings Se7en Sinner’s Series. Talk about HOT and emotional. Definitely not for your kids. But indulge in those guilty pleasures, isn’t that what the holidays are all about 😉 😉 ?
What guilty pleasures are you reading? I confessed mine, tell me yours.
Everything is not as it seems
Like what I did there? 😉 Insider for those who have already read the book or it least flipped through it’s pages. Well written with a small twist. Unrealistic? Most likely. I am a cynic when it comes to love, so maybe I’m wrong. I’m also a sap: I like the chance to escape and think that love comes easy and trips to Hawaii by 18 year old runaways are possible. Very simple, quick read. I like the formatting of the book. The layout reminded me of Night Film by Marisha Pessl. As you may have seen me state before, I hate writing reviews. Mostly because I feel like I’m rambling when I write them. I’m sure I’ll find some creative way to dish them out. Just work with me in the meantime.
And our next book is…..
I honestly don’t know how I feel about this one. It seems more along the terms of nonfiction/memoir/reporting -fiction type from the description. I’m a fiction buff who likes to escape reality. Basically, I’m into scif-fi, fantasy, and mysteries with a touch of romance. I heard this book is a classic though. And I guess the point of a book club is to expand your horizons. So we’ll see! Our goal for the first meeting is to read the first 99 pages, if we discuss anything interesting I’ll post about it! If not, I’ll probably post what we hate about it 😉
I am currently studying for the second part of a long road of medical licensing exams *sigh* I am a part of a book group on Facebook. Everyone posts what books they’re reading, funny book memes etc etc. Basically it’s a group to show their love for coffee and books :). I must admit it has me down lately. I am still reading? Absolutely. Am I able to go to a coffee shop and have dessert and relax, curled up with a book? Absolutely not. I confess, it makes me sad 😦 . One of the hardest things about being in medical school is watching everyone else’s life happen while yours is on hold. Still love the book group though! And I wouldn’t change anything in my life. I LOVE medical school, it’s just been a rough day 😉
Summer is here. I am less busy with clinicals more busy with studying for the next set of boards (standardized tests suck). In order to stay at least somewhat sane I’ve upped my reading game (and movie watching). It has inspired me to write. I feel words on my tongue. I feel a story in my heart. I just have no idea what to write about.
Confession: Reading and watching movies= escapism for me. It’s the one time in my life where I am not here in the boring realm of reality. I am not miserable studying (standardized tests suck). I am not my crazy, neurotic, calculating, self-critical, type-A self. I am just in the moment.
Lately, even the movies and the books (minus the In-Death Series) haven’t been hitting the escapism spot. I am constantly changing the show’s or the book’s story. I come up with different scenarios, write different characters in, b**** about how they shouldn’t have done that. Cry when a character of mine is mistreated (apparently I’m a little over-sensitive, it’s the empath ok?!). The point: no-one is channeling my emotions the way I want them. Solution: I should write my own d*** stuff lol. If only I could put my thoughts and feelings into words.
To my writers: What’s your process? How do you bring your story to life?
My readers/watchers: Ever felt like the author just didn’t get the story write? Are you super-emo, empathic to your story-line?