It seems I’m always saying that the month flew by but seriously, August flew by! Could help that I read a crap-ton of books. Seriously though. I completed 9 books! I tried to make it an even 10 but to no avail! I’m not going to recap each and every one, as I read a couple of series (or parts of them). So I will give my overall impression of the series.
I only read two books last month. Two. (Hangs head in shame.) Well I can’t do anything about it now, it was a crazy month and I just couldn’t really get into anything I picked up. This sad state of affairs is also reflected in my writing as well, which is why this blog post is a couple weeks late. So let’s get started.
Well this year is absolutely flying by! I hope you are enjoying your summer, and with it your summer reading list! I’m so proud of myself, reading as many books as I did this month! (Yes, I am totally patting myself on the back right now.) I cheated because two of them I didn’t actually “read” as I had the audiobooks, but I am counting them. I don’t know if anyone else is weird about that. Technically I know the story, but I didn’t read it. I feel like a fraud. Sigh. Oh well.
I can’t believe it’s already the end of May! This month flew by! I am so excited to share the books I read this month!
The first book I completed was Red Dwarf by Grant Naylor. This book was bizarre right out of the gate. I was uncertain about it for the first few pages and to be honest, if one of my best friends hadn’t recommended it, I may have put it down. But I kept reading and wow! It was without a doubt one of the strangest, yet most intriguing books I have ever read! The space travel, time travel, sound effects typed right into the story like dialogue would be, and off the wall characters are all things that have you shaking your head but in an edge of your seat, can’t wait to find out what happens next sort of way.
So I pondered how exactly I wanted to do this and I think all I’m going to say to start off is that I almost always go into reading my books blind. I don’t read reviews or synopses on them, or even read the back of the book. I quite literally judge a book by its cover. Don’t judge me, I like surprises.
Goals, by definition are the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
Historically in my life, I’ve shied away from goals. I haven’t really worked out all of the whys to that yet, but I think part of it is that Atychiphobia thing.
Usually, I don’t set goals because I tend to do something to throw a monkey wrench in my own ideas. I aim for something, and then, when something happens to distract me from that (I have a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old…regular distractions are inevitable for me), I freak out and pretend I never had a goal to begin with. Rather than make more of an effort towards my ambitions, I shrink back and ultimately quit.