Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Maunder: October 29, 2012


Another week and much better news this week!  I finished two ... yes, two books!!  I squeezed in Fables #7:  Arabian Nights (and Days) by Bill Willingham and finished the chunkster The Passage by Justin Cronin this week!!  It has been one of my best reading weeks in a while!!

I am now reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  I was supposed to have it read for book club this last weekend, but thankfully, we rescheduled so I have a bit more time to read it.

After I finish my current read, then I will grab something off my RIP pile.  I only have a couple days of reading left for the RIP Challenge, but I am going to stick with a couple of them anyways!


I have better news for writing this week, too!  I wrote 5 out of the 7 nights this week!!  Some of it was for freelance projects and the rest were reviews for this site!  I still have a number of reviews to write, but I am checking things off the list one at a time.  Let's hope this continues!


Reading and writing was great, but that also resulted in less sleep!  I was so tired by the end of the week that I spent a large portion of the weekend catching some zzz's!  I wish I could find the balance among all the things that I want to do, but I know that I am not the only one that has this desire!

This week is all things Halloween, so we will be spending time carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating.  I also hope to get at least one author event in later in the week.  Other than that, I will be working on as much reading and writing that I can squeeze in among everything else.

What's on your agenda this week?  Will you be doing anything fun?  What books are you in the middle of?


  1. I'm finally over the halfway mark of Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum -- non-fiction about spiritualists. I really wanted to read it but it's so slow after the other books I chose to read this season. I'm really hoping to finish it before the end of the month so that it counts for RIP!
    Great job on your writing! And yes, it's always hard to find the balance in life. I think we just have to teeter back and forth, trying to catch as much as we can and then not worrying about the rest. :)

    1. Kristen M. ... Did you end up finishing Ghost Hunters?!? And, I think I just need to learn to live with the teetering. Sometimes, it is the letting go that is hard for me! :)

  2. Congrats on writing! I've given up on balance and focused more on removing things from my schedule. I can't do it all, only a small portion, so what's important? The answer changes so I have to keep asking myself this question. ;) Of course, this means giving up things I have enjoyed. And while I was a bit depressed over the removal, my quality of life has improved. I feel I'm enjoying more verses constantly running behind or failing at projects--okay, I still have a high failure rate, but it's a different kind of

    1. Amateur Novelist ... You know, I actually have this conversation on a regular basis, but I am offering this advice to the students that I work with. It is time that I start practicing what I preach and (re)determine my priorities!! It has been time for a while now!!


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