Spring Has Sprung…

…my update schedule. (#ugh)

I think this all started when I picked up The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore as my micro history for Book Riot’s #ReadHarder challenge and found out that it was terrible: the narrative was dragging, Lepore’s choice of end-notes over footnotes became an endless page-flipping experiment, and her unfamiliar citation format gave me a headache. I mean, it’s a friggin’ social history of a female super hero! This book should have rocked me so hard; but, instead, it sat on my bedside table for a full week while I made excuses not to read past page, like, 50.

So I decided to stop forcing myself to read it and chose, instead, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise by Chris Taylor. And it was better – much better (can we all just agree that footnotes are infinitely better than end-notes????). But it’s still been three weeks since I started reading and I’m only about half-way in and so totally not ready to follow my own blogging schedule and post a review today instead of this whiny blog post.* (#ugh!)

Suffice to say, I have not been a good blogger the past month or so, but maybe now that it’s actually spring (and not pretend-spring), I can get myself back on track.

*(I also missed a Thoughts On post on the 31st and a Five Favorite post on the 6th – if anyone is even paying attention.)

Top Ten: Goals for 2015

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was book & blogging goals/resolutions for 2015.

My goals:

  1. Participate in and finish the BookRiot #ReadHarder campaign
  2. Read Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy
  3. Read Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Andy Weir’s The Martian
  4. Read George Eliot’s Middlemarch in order to fully understand Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch
  5. Read John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In so that I can then watch its two film adaptations, Let the Right One In and Let Me In
  6. Read Lois Lowry’s The Giver series
  7. Read all of Rainbow Rowell‘s books (except Attachments, which I actually read in 2012 and got a like from Rainbow herself on Tumblr after posting a quote – like, oh my god, whoa #nojoke)
  8. Read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Complete Sherlock Holmes, vols. 1 & 2
  9. Read the following YA series that I completely missed over the past 5 years: Anna and the French Kiss, Divergent, If I Stay, Just One Day, and Shatter Me
  10. And blog at least once per week