After a lot of deliberation, I’ve decided to join Stacking the Shelves. It’s hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, and you can find out all about it here.
Basically, everyone shares their book hauls for the week. I always enjoy visiting these posts on other blogs, so it’s finally time to join in the fun. You can visit this week’s hauls here.
But I’m going to do things a little differently. For my Stacking the Shelves, or as I’m calling it, The Reading Machine, I’m going to list the books I have that I’ll be reading in the upcoming week. Well, I’ll hopefully get to these. This is part of my new organization plan
I’m also doing a short life update in these posts, and sometimes asking about blogging stuff.
The Reading Machine:
Up there, I have These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, and Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell.
I haven’t been spending much time on my laptop, so I’m really behind in reviews. I also haven’t been visiting blogs, or even on Twitter. It’s like, the less I look at stuff, the less I want to. I know that’s just a phase, though, so I’ll be back at it sooner or later.
I did totally surprise myself the other day by taking my laptop out and getting about 600 words written. That’s a lot for me, and it felt good to do some writing again. I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, so I’ll often tell myself stories from various WIPs, but the only problem with that is I forget the chapter I “wrote” by the next morning. I wish I had a USB outlet in my head!
I spend way more time than I should on Instagram, mostly looking at pics of adorable Klee Kais, but a weekly meme on there made me start thinking about a new book meme. A while ago I was pondering some sort of “Love Letters” meme, to feature favorite characters, series, authors, whatever — bookish things that you absolutely love. I liked that idea, because while being excited about new and upcoming books is fun, it’s also nice to look back and give older books some love, too.
But then I thought some more, and liked the thought behind Woman Crush Wednesday. I don’t ever have “book boyfriends” and almost always prefer female characters, major to minor. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to be Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson or Katniss from The Hunger Games. And then some of my favorite Harry Potter characters are the minor ones: Minerva McGonagall, Amelia Bones, Pansy Parkinson, etc. I could easily make a list that could keep this meme going weekly on my blog for like 5 years
Does anything like this already exist? I need to check, but I haven’t gotten to looking yet. And, more importantly, would you be interested in something like this?