Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Update - February 28th

I'm baaaaaaaaaack.

It's been almost two weeks, and I've been on vacation!! As I mentioned before I left, part of that vacation was running a half marathon, which is part of why I've been so absent on the blog. I wanted to give that my whole attention.

Well, I did...and it went great...and now I'm back to pour my attention back into Project 84.

Luckily, while on said vacation, I did manage to get some reading done. I have four completed books sitting on my desk just waiting to be blogged about, so I hope you're looking forward to that. However, that doesn't mean I'm completely up to date on my reading (what else is new, right?!). I'm behind, but I'm doing my best to remedy that situation this week. I'll be buckling down to read and blog, and hopefully get this blog moving again!

Weekly Discussion Questions

Before we get to my plan for the week, I want to get into my weekly (ok, semi-weekly...) discussion question! The question from last time is particularly timely, considering the reading I'm doing this week.

Last week's question was: How do you feel about an author writing in a unique dialect?

Ohhhh, this is a tough one for me. You see, this week I just got started on A Clockwork Orange, and it is, for lack of a better word...challenging. I try to be a good English major when it comes to books in a unique dialect. I know I'm supposed to be able to handle them...that I'm supposed to be able to pick up The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn or Everything is Illuminated and take just a few pages to sink into the narration. But I've just never been able to do that.

I don't want to say I dislike those books, because that's far from the truth. In fact, 50 pages in, A Clockwork Orange is already shaping up to be a compelling and interesting read. But sometimes you just want to get lost in a book...and I've never been able to do it with this kind of narration. I can slog through it, and often get something meaningful out of it, but it's just never quite been easy for me. Some English major I am ;).

This Week's Discussion Question
How do you feel about erotic fiction?
(There's a theme to this, I swear...I'm not just being a perv ;) )


Posts to Expect This Week
Busy, busy, busy! I will have a #ThrowbackThursday post this week, plus...

Expected Posting Date: Monday, February 29th

Expected Posting Date: Wednesday, March 2nd

Expected Posting Date: Saturday, March 5th


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