I'm Doing It: 24 Hour Readathon


Yes, I'm going to read at least one book today! Considering I've only read 3 books this year. (I know!) That's a big deal.

So the usual questions answered here: I'm in Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm looking forward to reading The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanaxy Holding and eating lemon squares I made last night. This is not my first rodeo and I will be taking it slow and breezy today. I haven't been reading at all lately. (Obviously.) All the books I will read are short and not literary. I learned that the hard way last time.

I am on Litsy as Chrisbookarama. I am posting most of my updates there. On Twitter, I am following the #readathon only. That is the only way I'm am able to deal with Twitter.

On my list is

  • The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanaxy Holding
  • Countdown City by Ben Winters
  • Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky
  • Some Lumberjanes
  • Whatever is short on my reader
Good luck readers! See you around the Readathonosphere. 

Hello, Friends!



At this point, I don't even know if I can call myself a blogger let alone a book blogger. But here I am blogging today.

I haven't read a book in over a month. Not even an audiobook. I just can't get into it. I want to but I feel like I don't have the brain space. The Readathon is coming up at the end of the month and I think I am going to join in. I'll be finished working by then so maybe it will jump start my reading.

The reading part of my brain

What have I been doing?

Cross stitching.

Listening to lots of podcasts. I just started S-Town. I haven't read anything about it. I don't want to know anything until I finish it. I'm halfway through. I'm not sure if it's real or not. It seems a little too neat to be real, you know? I have some issues either way: 1) if it's real it seems exploitative, or 2) if it's fiction it perpetuates stereotypes that may or may not be accurate. As someone from a economically depressed area too, when someone "from away" writes about our, let's call it, uniqueness, it puts my back up. So I have second-hand anxiety about this podcast. I'm still loving the storytelling though.

Watching Netflix. I'm caught up on Jane the Virgin. I was not happy about where certain things went. And now we're in the future, I guess? What is happening?
I'm on season 3 of Grace and Frankie. It is so good. I love those ladies and their new business.

 
What else? I got a Silhouette Cameo for my birthday. That's an electronic cutting machine. You can design graphics, print them, and then use the machine to cut them out of say sticker paper or vinyl. I've been printing out stickers for my planner. It's a neat machine.

Other than that I'm waiting for spring to finally get here. I need to get back into running.

So, that's my update. Not much reading. Sorry. I hope there is someone left reading my blog! Say hi in the comments if you're still there!