Last weekend, I went away for a convention. It was a church event and the meals at the hotel were all vegetarian so all weekend, I had a craving for meat, but specifically a burger.
The fancy salmon dinner at the banquet on Sunday evening was good but it didn’t really hit the spot for me.
Also on Tuesday, I got the email that yet again, I failed to win the lottery to run the NYC Marathon. There is a second drawing next month that I signed up for again so we’ll see how I get in to run – whether I get a spot in the lottery or have to fundraiser my way in through a charity. Wednesday, I went to a book sale and picked up a brand new hardcover copy of The Book Thief for $2. Score! I’ve tried to read a library copy before and just couldn’t get into the story. I eventually returned it unread but have wanted to get back to it. Now that I own it, I will try again. So many people rave over it, I am sure there must be something to love in this unlikely war-time story narrated by death.
Today, I went to the library today to pick up some reserves. A lot of them came in, added to the stack of books I’ve been holding on to since the holidays and haven’t had a chance to return yet. As the librarian scanned my reserves, her computer glitched so it didn’t print a receipt so she said she would just print me a list of all the items I have checked out. When she finished and reeled off the looooong piece of printer paper, she said, “Congratulations, you have forty items out. But you can still check out 10 more.” As if I needed more encouragement.
Tomorrow, I have to get my returns together and drop them off. No matter what the limit, 40 books is too much for anyone.
Future plans: My journalling hasn’t really gotten off to a good start yet this year so I have to motivate myself. This video about bookish bullet journaling gave me some great ideas but I still have to get past the idea phase.
Also future plans: I am editing a novella that I
want need to get out to my beta readers ASAP. This part of the writing process is probably the hardest part. Much like the delivery is probably the hardest part of having a baby. At some point, though, no matter how hard it is, I have to let the book go and send it out into the world.
Anyone here keep a paper reading journal/ log? Any tips to share?