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What I’m Reading
My Book Club met last night and I struggled through JANE EYRE this month. Actually, I read through about half of it and then watched the movie on Netflix. 🙂 Is that really how people spoke back in the day? Just get to the point, already!! I just couldn’t stick with it. But I’m glad I tried. One of the best things about belonging to a book club is that it pushes me to read stuff that I would never pick up on my own. The next book club choice is AMERICAN SNIPER. Hm… that’s definitely one I would never pick up on my own!
I also read BRIGHT COIN MOON by Kirsten Lopresti last week. It was really a great read. There is some gorgeous language, complex relationships, scams a-plenty, a house fire, a crazy mother and a horribly conflicted MC. Here is the synopsis from Goodreads: Set against the colorful backdrop of immoral psychics and dishonest scam artists, Bright Coin Moon tells a story of longing and loyalty and the emotional burden of sacrifice.
I’m starting next on LEGEND by Marie Lu. It’s been on my TBR list forever.
What I’m Writing (plus one writing goal)
Still plodding along through revisions on THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS although, to be completely honest, I haven’t written or revised much of anything through the holidays. The goal this week is to spend two hours on revisions at least four days over the next week.
What Works for Me
Turning off EVERYTHING except Pandora. Through all the hubbub of the holidays and the kids being home from school, I have really lost my groove (well, if I ever really had a “groove”) and I have forgotten that this is a key component for me: turn it ALL OFF. I am also planning to trial the Freedom app sometime in the near future. I’ve heard lots of great things about it. Are you a Freedom user? Any thoughts?
What Else is New
Not a whole lot. We’ve been dealing with bone-chilling cold in Minnesota for the last few days (although, I think that’s the case for a lot of the country). So we spend our days just trying to stay warm! The wind chill is so cold out there this morning that school is two hours late. The high temp today is supposed to be around -4 with a wind chill of about -30. I’m also working on getting back into “the groove” at work after holiday time off.
What’s up with you, friends?