It’s a new week in a new year and I should be all motivated and
shitstuff. There’s paperwork to finish, books to revise, edit, write. There’s books to read (I set a rather optimistic goal for my GR Reading Challenge of 250 books. Of course, I read 265 in 2018 so…) despite my current reading slump. So anyway…
Getting back on track, I hope.
Reading: I have done some. I’m five books into my 2019 challenge. One I was glad was basically free (Audible Romance subscription but if I listen to more than 1 book a month–especially those that aren’t necessarily keeprs, it’s gravy.) I got through the book due to sheer stubborness. I followed that up with a dark-and-dirty contemporary that I would have paid money for. New to me author, highl appreciated. I’m trying to expand my horizons like our own B.E. is doing–trying to read underappreciated (and leaving the highly-sought-after review) books and/or new-to-me authors. SPARROW (L.J. Shen) won’t be for everyone. Really bad-boy hero and some other triggers for some but the writing, story, characters and narration was 5 star. I’m also listening to a non-fiction, THE PERFECT HORSE, by Elizabeth Letts. It’s a historical treatise on Nazi Germany and the Third Reich’s search for “genetic” supremacy, wrapped around the story of the Lippazaner horses of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. LOTS of history there an a long book but the narrator keeps it from being dry and the history nerd in me likes the background while the horse-crazy girl who fell in love with Disney’s “Miracle of the White Stallions” is fascinated. I also zipped through two SciFi romances by Ilona Andrews, a favorit author.
TV: There was college football. OU lost. OSU won. Tonights the National Championship between Alabama and Clemson. I only care because Imagine Dragons is doing the half-time show though I wonder if that part will even be shown. Also, I’m almost caught up on all the LIVE PD shows I DVR’d. I often miss the opening because dinner clean-up and dog feeding, and way too often, I doze off before the end. Yay for DVRs. Oh! I also watched an episode of “The Masked Singer.” It’s…bizarre but oddly compelling. Celebrities don elaborate (and masked) costumes to perform a song. The studio audience and 4 celebrity judges vote. Loser unmasks at the end of the show. Not sure I’ll watch live but DVRing it too because…crazysauce.
Writing: No comment. There’s always tomorrow.
Life: Also no comment. See the sentiment above.
On that note, time to go do something. Not sure what. I will be clearing out the last vestiges of Christmas today. I’ll miss the outside lights and the mantel will look bare. Also, I suspect the tree will remain in it’s corner of the family room for the next year. Haven’t moved it…since we first put it up *coughcough* years ago. But first, another cup of coffee. Anything of note to report from your world?