Rants & Reflections

It’s day 27 and I’ve reverted to stream of consciousness (and reading updates)

Guys, I’m so over blogging right now that I literally did my HOMEWORK before by blog post today. That’s how over NaBloPoMo I am. I don’t remember ever feeling this way last year during NaBloPoMo, but I have officially reached the breaking point. I am proud that there are only a few days left and I’m only going crazy now; it could have been far worse. So, blog, what should I write about today??

Ya know, I do not envy those who participate in NaNoWriMo. Those crazies have to write around 1667 words a day while a blog post can be like 300. The good thing about NaNoWriMo tho is that they can just pick up where they left off the last day and keep going. Us bloggers have to come up with something new every day. Unless of course you’re doing a series of posts or something that goes together, or you just blog about your life anyway so you can literally talk about your day and not be judged for it because if that’s what your blog is about, then that’s what your blog is about. My blog is about books. So I can’t really get away with that. Gotta stay on brand, people. On. Brand.

The problem is not that I don’t have ideas. I have many ideas. I just can’t make my brain execute those ideas properly and give those ideas the justice they deserve because I have hit the crazy point. NOTE TO SELF: DO NOT save interesting post ideas for after the crazy point!

Ok, let’s get this post on brand.


Aren’t they great!?

pinkie pie running through books

DEAR GOD PLEASE someone tag me in a tag tomorrow so that I don’t have to think anymore.

three hours later spongebob

Ok, so it’s now 9:30pm, Poldark season 2 has wrapped in the US, it’s starting to rain, and I’m in my jam-jams. Is this what it feels like to be a non-book blogger, talking about whatever is going on in my day? This whomps.

this whomps

How about a reading update? Some book bloggers do that, right? Right.

What I’m reading right now

Sure, you could look at my sidebar and see what I’m reading right now on my Goodreads widget, but a little redundancy never hurt anybody, right? I’m reading several things at the moment. They are:

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield – this book is about fonts! What do you know!? I’ve wanted to read this book for years, and I just so happen to be doing a presentation on typography in my web design class tomorrow, so I figured I’d actually start reading this book. (To be clear, I didn’t just start reading this book for my presentation tomorrow; I started it several weeks ago and I’m not really using any info from it in the presentation, so it’s pretty much supplemental). So far it’s o-k, not the greatest non-fiction I’ve ever read.

The Circle by Dave Eggers – I think there’s a movie of this coming out within the next year with Emma Watson. I’ve owned the book for years and am just now getting around to reading it (she says about every book she reads). It’s…interesting. Kinda hit-you-over-the-head critique on social media that’s borderline dystopic. I’m hoping its pace picks up soon.

Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty by David Kadavy – how cool of a name is David Kadavy? This is more supplemental reading for my web design class. It wasn’t on the syllabus, I just found it at my library and thought it looked good. It is. It’s awesome, actually. Highly recommend it for people interested in web design.

The Bridesmaid’s Manual: Make it To and Through the Wedding with Your Sanity (and Your Friendship) Intact by Sarah Stein and Lucy Talbot – ok, so this title is VERY misleading as to the purpose of why I’m reading this book. Yes, I am going to be the maid of honor at an upcoming wedding, and no, I know nothing about being a bridesmaid, let alone MOH. However, I am NOT worried about my sanity or my friendship with the bride. For a myriad of reasons I won’t explain here, my MOH roles are going to be very simple for this particular wedding, so I don’t anticipate stress, only excitement! I just want to do the best job I can!

I also picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, cause I do that now and again and again…and again.

Look at that, 753 words and on brand! Take THAT, day 27!


10 thoughts on “It’s day 27 and I’ve reverted to stream of consciousness (and reading updates)”

  1. Ooh – you’re taking a web design class! What fun! I’m currently taking my first semester of web development and am really loving it! I want to work on getting a web design certificate from my local JC. So far I have just used one tiny bit of CSS on my site, but I’m having a lot of fun learning!
    Good luck on your presentation 🙂

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  2. hehehehe that title alone made me crack up!! haha Poldark finished a while ago in the UK- and I haven’t known what to do with myself since it finished- I kid you not but I’ve resorted to cookery programmes! hahaha we all pick up HP now and again! Great post!!

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  3. Lol aww man! Girl, I’mma tag you tomorrow. Don’t worry.
    And I’m a little jealous of those NaNoWriMo participants too. I never seem to have the time to participate and it’s so easy for me to distract myself.

    I didn’t know The Circle was going to be a movie. I have a copy of the book as well so I guess I might as well read it. Though many times when I read a book to prep for the movie, I end up not seeing the movie. I just read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and enjoyed it so much that I think I’ll have to wait a month or so before seeing the movie.

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    1. YAY! Lol, thank you!! I find I’m seeing movies more often now before I read the book. For this one I felt I needed to read it before for whatever reason. I haven’t gotten into any real action yet, so I’m not sure how good of a movie it will make, but I’m still fairly early on.

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