Sunday, November 11, 2012
Happy Sunday everyone!
This post was written last night, since I'm off seeing weekend clients as usual for my Sundays. =/ I've gotten to a good place with my work which was the main culprit from my extended absence from here, but my reading and blogging habits have apparently changed completely during that time! I just haven't been reading much at all. I have to say I had managed to work myself into a place where I was constantly pressuring myself to READ READ READ. And while it was enjoyable on the one hand, it got annoying on the other. In the past few months I've started probably no less than 15 books and have finished just one which I had to for a blog tour, LOL. Once I had that out of the way, which was my last official commitment, I started reading Paper, Scissors, Death by Joanna Campbell Slan because I had really been in the mood for a cozy and thought I'd start a new series. So far it's alright - good, but not as good as some of the other cozy series I've been reading. And I just haven't been in the mood to return to it. It's not the book's fault. A cursory glance around the room reveals at least five other books I also have not returned to but have not yet shelved with the others.
But I really miss being away from here and the community! What to do..
Anyway, along those lines, I've been thinking of book goals. Every year I basically have a goal of reading a certain number. It's always 100 books, and I've never reached it (LOL), but this year I am extremely far from that number. (I'm currently sitting at 43, and I'm estimating that I'll finish maybe 2-3 for the rest of the year). I'd rather not give myself a quantity goal since that does make me pressure myself to read sheer quantities. And it also dissuades me from reading potentially good books if the page count is too high. I don't really want to go for page count either. So I was wondering what kind of goals you all go for? I'd still like to do something to give myself a challenge for fun, but just not sure what.
In other news, Jason and I have gotten a big start on the holiday spirit this year. I've already been listening to Christmas music for a while, and we've done a ton of shopping already! I love our Millenia Mall during the hoildays because it's absolutely gorgeous! And today we braved the outlet mall which is insane any time of year. Last weekend we went and saw Million Dollar Quartet (the broadway musical bout the one time jam session involving Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash) which was so fun!! It was like going to a concert in the 1950's! These are some of the reasons I haven't been reading, LOL!
Hope everyone has a great weekend, and I will be trying to improve my commenting on everyone's blogs!