How’s that for rhyme-tastic? :P Because I decided to go all-out reference-crazy on this post, here’s a clip from Flight of the Conchords, Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros. Saying “rhyme-tastic” reminded me of those crazy dudes. Enjoy.
Poetry: rocking it haiku-style
As promised, and since I’m on a book frenzy, here’s a spontaneous poem just for you:
Impossible and daring:
Get lost in a book.
The Great Reading Extravaganza of 2014
(aka my TBR Challenge 2014)
While I have only finished one of the six books I plan on reading this month so far, I am making good progress on two new ones on the list.
This is the list of books I’m planning/hoping to finish in January:
- Batman: Hush, Vol. 2 – Complete!
- Doctor Sleep – in progress (only a few pages)
- Waiting for Godot – in progress (about halfway)
- Nixonland – in progress (nine chapters in)
The latter two I started a long time ago and never did finish, which is why I’ve already made a lot of progress with them, but they are in still my TBR pile after all this time – both have been for over a year or more – and I’ll be damned if I don’t finish them this year!
You can check out my extremely ambitious list of books for this challenge on my Goodreads shelf!
- The Round House – in progress (ebook, 28% read)
- Wind and Shadow – in progress (ebook, 16% read)
See the complete list of books on this challenge here on Goodreads
Here’s the review for the one I already read (one down, 37 to go!):
Batman: Hush, Vol. 2 by Jeph Loeb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read the first volume a while back, and eventually I was able to get a hold of the second. It’s a fast read, naturally, seeing as it’s more illustrations than words, but there is a lot to each of the illustrations and it’s easy to miss some of the finer details if you’re not paying attention. […] Continue reading on Goodreads
Progress Overdue? I think I’m right on track!
In case you thought my ambitious blogging and reading goals were derailing my ambitious editing goals, I am here to tell you – oh, ye, of little faith – that I am, in fact, making progress with my editing!
I am just through chapter eight (that’s eight out of an original set of twelve chapters), I just cracked 60,000 words on my draft (up about 10k from the unedited rough draft), and I have every intention of finishing this sucker by the end of the month and sending it out for another round (or perhaps I ought to say, the first) of beta reading! This chapter was not in as bad of shape as I originally thought, but it did feel a bit long as I went through it, so I split it up. I’ve probably added four or five chapters in this round of editing simply by adding new content and cutting the original chapters up into smaller, more bite-size pieces.
The biggest problem I foresee now is going to be after I finish my current edits. At present, I have been going through one chapter at a time and focusing only on the content of that chapter on its own. If it’s a major plot issue, I’m going back to previous chapters and filling in the gaps, but I have a feeling I’ve probably missed a couple places that needed updating or filling in.
So, before I send it out again, I’m going to reread it again as a whole without editing, but I am a little worried I’m going to find a few new plot holes or missing details as a result of the new material I’ve since added, which may slow me down as far as meeting my completed second draft milestone, and yet, I’m optimistic. I expect the new, completed draft will be so vastly superior to the old one that I won’t want to change anything about it until I get feedback from my round two readers.
On the whole… (insert Austin Powers reference here :)
Though my time is spread pretty thin between my reading challenges, blogs, and editing – not to mention the fact that I still have to work, eat, sleep, commute, and everything else, I’m totally fine with it and not at all freaking out. (Yet.)
In fact, I love being busy. The best part is, the majority of the stuff I’m busy with is stuff I want to do and enjoy doing. Busy-ness doesn’t really stress me out unless it’s being busy with stuff I don’t want to do.
So, for now, this is the 2014 ambitious, busy, super-enthused, bookwormy me signing off and saying have a fucking awesome week and don’t let The Man get you down. Until next time!
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