A Look Back Part 5: Middle Grade

A Look Back at My Reading List (2017 Part 5: Middle Grade) This one was hard to do this year. I usually read many more because my wife teaches a lot of them, but I didn’t do quite as much. The pickings are slim. Of all my books, the middle grade amount stands at a … Continue reading A Look Back Part 5: Middle Grade

January Review 2018

January 2018 With the new year, I’m deciding to change my reading habit a bit by adding ratings to hopeful make my feelings a bit clearer, if not to also leave a more meaningful impact on certain books I greatly disagree with or loath. Therefore, I will be adding that rating here as well. Or … Continue reading January Review 2018

A Look Back Part 4: Foreign Books

A Look Back at My Reading List (2017 Part 4: Foreign Books) I’ve made a new subset this year, mainly to replace the Indie books I’m no longer reading. Out of all the books I read, a great many are from other countries and have been translated. I figured why not set them apart in … Continue reading A Look Back Part 4: Foreign Books

A Look Back Part 3: YA

A Look Back at My Reading List (2017 Part 3: Young Adult) My passion has greatly dropped for this area of reading. I’m, at best, withheld when it comes to YA. If you haven’t read my posts regarding it, then you might not like my reaction to the larger bulk of this subsection. That being … Continue reading A Look Back Part 3: YA

Look Back Part 2: Classics

A Look Back at My Reading List (2017 Part 2: Classics) The definition of Classic can sometimes be hard to pin down. Italo Calvino dedicated a whole essay to it showing how hard it actually is. The meaning ranges from world lit to individual lit for each country or region. However, for me, these are … Continue reading Look Back Part 2: Classics

Top Three Things I’ve learned about writing 2017

Top Three Things I’ve learned about writing 2017 Patience I think in any vocation this may be the hardest thing to struggle with. You want people to take what you have with the same enthusiasm that you offer them or other projects, but that isn’t what always happens. Whether it be trading stories with a … Continue reading Top Three Things I’ve learned about writing 2017

Plans for 2018

Plans for 2018 I’m beginning to like this process of the year: picking a list of what to do. I need to be lofty…though I don’t know if I always hit the mark. Finish my ‘Breif Lives’ book Although the manuscript is almost complete, I still need to do a lot of finishing touches, not … Continue reading Plans for 2018

Look Back / Part One: Adult Lit

A Look Back at My Reading List (2017 Part 1: Adult Literature) I’ve now ended my second year of Goodreads reading challenge. I didn’t hit as high a mark as last year (reading 81 books total), but when you really look at the details, 75 books, ain’t bad. As I did last year, I chose … Continue reading Look Back / Part One: Adult Lit

Year in Review (Reading) 2017

Year in Review (Reading) 2017 I did again. I complete my reading goals and then some. Although my writing kept its usual pace, I was happy that neither suffered due to each other this year. Two years ago, I took down 52 books. Last year, it was 81. This year, I dropped a bit landing … Continue reading Year in Review (Reading) 2017

Year in Review (Writing) 2017

Year in Review (Writing) 2017 This year has seen many changes in the way I’m going about my writing. On top of that, I’ve fully written two books of different genres while delving into some side projects. First, I complete the manuscript for an idea I’ve brooding over for a while. One day while watching … Continue reading Year in Review (Writing) 2017