Guys, we made a thing! So my awesome friends started a book club and podcast called WESTERN CANNONBALL wherein we are reading western classics, talking about them over dinner, and podcasting the whole thing. We'll be doing it about once a month. The first podcast is already up on multiple sites (thanks to Lance). The … Continue reading Western Cannonball – Gilgamesh and Skinnydipping
Apologies for not posting for two weeks. The Children's Museum of Manhattan where I work announced the purchase of a new building and also had one of our largest events of the year all within a span of a few weeks and I got a crazy ringside seat for all of it. I got to … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – January 2018
Back at the start of 2015, annoyed with the fact that I couldn't track rereads on Goodreads, I started keeping a spreadsheet on Google Docs of the books I was reading. I did it partly out of curiosity, exactly how many books was I reading in a year? I hadn't known since middle school, when … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – 2017 Books Read Spreadsheet
Ok, so this post is late. In fact it's over a week late. In my defense, the Children's Museum just announced that it bought a building and will be moving in a few years, which means work has been cray-z. But that's no excuse for not getting writing done. My resolution for 2018 is to … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – December 2017
Where did November go? In fact, what happened to the first week of December? Given how busy I was in November - I was traveling 17 days out of 30 - I'm not surprised it went quickly, or that I got very little reading done. I also didn't win NaNo. But I did get writing … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – November 2017
So, October tried to outdo September for passing quickly. It was all rereads this month. And almost exclusively rereads of a single author, or rather a pair of co-writers. I basically devoted the month to the Kate Daniels series. I did pick up several new books towards the end of the month, notably Nnedi Okorafor's … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading – October 2017
Wow, September went by really fast. I've just taken a look at my reading list and I only read 10 books this month (my average is closer to 15). Some of that I'm sure was catching up on a few animes. But I've also been knitting and spinning quite a bit to get ready for the colder weather.
August was a lot of catching up on the new releases from last month. I also squeezed in a new series, a few old favorites and my book club book a month early. Despite reading 12 books this month my spreadsheet informs me that I’m actually down a bit in terms of books read this month. I expect that’s because of all the writing I’ve been doing. That said, here’s what I read this month
I follow a lot of writer's personal blogs. Initially I did so because I was waiting impatiently for the next tidbit of news about their next book. But as I became a regular reader I "discovered" that many professional writers often write about - writing.
I know what you’re thinking. Emily, isn’t Goodreads a site for readers? And you’re right. But good readers make good writers. It is hard to write without having read extensively. And it is hard to read extensively to good purpose without keeping track of things. Which is why I’m arguing that Goodreads is a tool for writers, even more than readers.