Well. Kinda. On one level, I can’t really focus on one thing. On another level, I’m absolutely focused on one thing, which is getting in the way of thinking about other things.
Except it’s more like ten or twelve things that I’m focused on.
Mostly, I’m focused on reading, except not enough to properly read. I’m listening to audiobooks right now.
I’m listening to Terry Pratchett.
It’s been a while since I talked about reading, and the GoodReads challenge. Mostly because I chucked the entire concept of reading aside onto the great pile of Huge Fucking Mess when Zombi got sick, and everything else went all weird, and I didn’t quite get back to it right away.
I just hit 97 books, though. So, I’m 97% done with my GoodReads challenge, and I’m not really sure what to do about it. Should I edit my goal and see how much farther I can go? Maybe.
97 books, and I’m only eleven books into the Discworld series. Well, I just started on eleven. I’m going publication order.
And I’m enjoying it immensely.
Before Pratchett, I managed to get through the Dexter series [which is what triggered the Nano crisis, and ran me into a strange issue where the middle book of the series was only available through a different service provided by the library. So, that was annoying.
I’m not entirely sure how I felt about the books. I know that the Showtime series didn’t hold my attention at all.
I also finally read Ender’s Game, and I plan on continuing with the series once I’m done with Discworld. I just had to jump on the Discworld stuff when it suddenly came available.
That’s the thing about reading from the library. It tends to break up a series.
All this reading, and all this writing, and all this using of GoodReads? Well, it’s left me with something that I know I have to fix.
I’m shit at writing reviews, as you probably know by now. And book reviews? I’m extra shit at those. I just don’t know what to do. I know what I don’t like from reading other people’s reviews, but I don’t know what I’d like to do about it. And I know I should review, because GoodReads keeps throwing up big ‘Write your review now!’ boxes every time I finish a book.
Except how the fuck am I supposed to? I mean, I just finished this book, and I want to move on to the next one. In some cases, I already have moved on to the next one, and I just don’t know what to say.
So I think I have to work on that. I just don’t know how.
And I probably won’t for a while. Because I’m on Witches Abroad and there are, what, twenty-nine books left? Twenty-eight? And I’m thinking about setting up a reading corner in my bedroom so I’m not reading in bed all the time, because Insomnia Group frowns on using the bed as anything but a place for ‘traditional bed things’, which, apparently, does not include reading.
So I have to figure out how to do that. I’ve got a chair, but I have to figure out where I want to put it, clear out that spot, and then work out what I want to do about lighting.
Lighting might be the hard part. I tried looking up video reviews on various lighting options, and I’m not sure I actually got video reviews, because they’re visually indistinguishable from UFO videos.