Having taken up the 52 Book Challenge again this year I need to average 1 book a week (obviously), which translates to 4 a month: in line with my other resolution, at least one of those books needs to be a self published one. Another thing I want to do is return some of the million books I have borrowed off other people and not read yet, so at least one book each month will be someone else’s. I may well sometimes tailor my reading to echo what I’m writing – call it getting to know the market (and competition) and also research. So don’t be surprised if I seem to be reading lots of myths, legends and fairy tales when I’m writing my short stories etc.
This month my choices are:
Days Of Blood And Starlight by Laini Taylor
Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon
Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffiths
Trash by Andy Mulligan
Can’t Live Without by Joanne Phillips
So, what are you reading this month?
So, I failed my November challenge (but I am going to finish it and post it, I promise) and didn’t even do a December challenge because my world went a bit wonky over those months and I fell off the blogging and writing radar a bit. But I am back now *waves* and despite it being well into week 2 of January I am going to set myself a challenge for the month anyway.
I am wincing as I type due to having a good session on the guitar before I went to bed last night (steel strings are evil I tell thee!) and my challenge will no doubt make them worse before they get better. For January I challenge myself to perfect my playing of the chord F (my nemesis chord for as long as I can remember) and to learn Bb so I don’t have to stop and check it every time I hit that chord change.
If I succeed in these then I will be able to play ‘Someone That You’re With‘ by Nickleback and ‘Fall To Pieces‘ by Avril Lavigne and this will make me a happy bean. (Note: I may not be able to sing them in tune and my playing may well leave much to be desired, but it will be good enough for me.)
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