Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts hosted by Bookishly Boisterous

1. I'm planning to start NaNoWriMo this weekend since Nov. 1 is a Wednesday. However, although I did a fair amount of research (I'll add a pic of my research stack later), I'm feeling anxious because I didn't finish 50,000 words last year.

2. I'm continuing the same historical novel from last year, but also have a couple of other writing projects in mind just to stimulate word count. However, although I finished my first NaNoWriMo with 50,000 words, finished the novel in under three months, and hardly even felt blocked, maybe this model doesn't work for this kind of book for me.  It was so cool for me to be like --OMG I can just WRITE a novel--but maybe I have to realize that I won't always be able to just bang out a novel!

3. I'm reading The Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o right now, and I unfortunately forgot it for lunch today, and can't wait to get back to it tonight. It's been on my TBR for several years and I'm so into it, so, yes, KonMari is wrong about not keeping books you haven't read yet.

4. I've bought waaay too many books lately, largely because I've discovered eBay, which, yes I've been aware it exists, but I didn't start looking at it until wedding stuff and then I realized there are so many rare and used books, and it's so cheap...but I've bought about 14 books in the past two months (mostly for book research, which is my excuse) and I need to stop.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I stay away from certain sections of E-Bay because I know I'll be tempted to spend money that I shouldn't. But it seems like such a great idea at the time!

I hope your November is successful writing one!

Bleu Bailey said...

I was going overboard on books at the thrift store! I'd buy 10 or 12 books for about $1. I had to stop myself. I haven't been since the spring, so to reward myself, I'll be going to the thrift store for a few books and a book shelf! Good luck with your writing and Happy Halloween!

Space Station Mir said...

@nashvillebookworm-Thanks! I definitely need to stay away from eBay for a while.

@Bleu Bailey-Enjoy your book splurge! I will be refraining for a while!