I know I've mentioned before that I'm playing on my company's softball team but I can't seem to stop talking about it! Although we have a losing record, we'll possibly still end up in the playoffs because there are only six teams and we need four teams for the playoffs. Anyway in honor of how much fun we've had, I've been taking pictures and am planning to make something commemorative for everyone. I have a few ideas (as I've been lurking on Pinterest) but know that all of you are so crafty so if you have any thoughts about where to go online to make, say, a digital scrapbook or something like that, it would be much appreciated. I was planning to have it online so I can just email people a link. I am also willing to make something by hand, providing it's not too labor intensive as we have about 15 people who've played throughout the season.
I keep falling behind on commenting Wednesday-Friday since those are my busy days currently. But I made a big push to catch up on comments so if you received one that's on a post a week old (or more), that's why. I know it's random but my thinking is that it's better to get a comment late rather than never.
I'm also planning another giveaway for June (May is going to be too busy for me) and am hammering out all the details for that. Reading is going about as well as it has been with my busy schedule. I have also recently written a couple of reviews that I think turned out really well so I'm proud of that. Which leads me to...
In the past, whenever I thought "writer," my mind went immediately to novelist. That is not to make less of the writing skills of playwrights, poets, and short story writers but since I mostly read novels, that is what the word evokes. However lately I've been more broad in my definition of writer, particularly as it applies to me and my writing. I estimate that I write approximately 2,100 words a week for the blog in addition to comments and emails; that's a not insignificant amount especially when you compare it to an American population that is not particularly literary. I know my reviews now are generally better than they were when I first started and it's satisfying to see the progress. This has been something I've been pondering about myself lately and just thought I'd share it with you. I know a lot of bloggers are aspiring writers but I'm sure there are others, like me, who have always leaned more on the reading side and maybe never really considered themselves a writer. Anyone?
I finally finished off my birthday/Christmas Barnes and Noble gift cards, picking out these beautiful annotated editions of my three favorite books. They're supposed to arrive tomorrow and I can't wait to look through them.
Pride and Prejudice
Week to Come:
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise, a contemporary focusing on tech? How novel!
Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan, a massive book looking at male teenagerdom (it is not pretty)
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, an early review for one of my most anticipated books of the spring
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa, sequel to the highly pleasing The Immortal Rules
You Know What You Have to Do by Bonnie Shimko, a girl hears a voice in her head pushing a murderous intent
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster, this is my read for today-I've seen it garner a lot of mixed to negative reviews but I really love the cover and have to write a review for Amazon Vine so I'm giving it a try.