I just received a 365 day gratitude journal I purchased from Amazon. I’m quite excited to start using it. I’m already doing The 52 Lists Project, which I love, so I’m hoping this will be similar.

 

From gratitude onto horror – I’m obsessed with all things horror (movies, books, etc) and I have tried reading the cult horror classic House of Leaves on several different occasions but have never been able to finish it. It’s long, difficult, and tedious at times. It’s heavy (literally – it’s over 700 (big) pages). There are two separate stories combined to give a bigger overall story, but it’s purposefully difficult. It has to be pieced together via footnotes and obscure passages. Sometimes you have to actually turn the book upside down to continue reading. In the past, I have tried reading it and always failed to get more than about a quarter of the way through the book. This time, thanks to advice from a Tumblr pal, I have a strategy. I’m going to commit to reading just 20 pages per day. I will conquer this book!

 

My friend did a thing! In other exciting book news, my good friend has had her first novel published! I’m so excited for her. She gave me my autographed copy this weekend (in Chicago). If you are into lesbian erotica you should def check it out.

 

And finally, I think my Kindle Paperwhite is approaching the end of its days. There are so many Kindle options now that I’m not sure which version to replace it with.

Books, books, and more books

progress report: January 2016

Miles: 34.7/31. This has been a fun challenge for me and I’m going to turn it into a year long thing. It really got me motivated to keep moving. 

Books: 13/52

  1. The Babysitter’s Club: Kristy’s Great Idea
  2. Little House in the Big Woods
  3. Little House on the Prairie
  4. Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.
  5. On The Banks of Plum Creek
  6. Forever
  7. Just As Long As We’re Together
  8. Salt.
  9. By The Shores of Silver Lake
  10. It’s Not The End Of The World
  11. The Long Winter
  12. Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself
  13. A Head Full Of Ghosts

I put a decent dent in my goal of re-reading a bunch of my childhood favorites. But I decided to take a break with #8 and #13.