Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday Update (and New Posting Schedule!) - March 6th

It's Sunday, and it feels like it completely snuck up on me this week! I'm not sure if it's because of work, or the reading, or just that it's March and my brain wants to be barreling to spring, but this week seemed to fly by.

Speaking of reading, I've hit a snag in the process by the name of A Clockwork Orange. It's a great book...but MAN it's hard to read. I usually average about a page and a half a minute...quicker if it's a page turner type...but this one I'm lucky to get a chapter done every 30 minutes. It's so difficult to read, the dialect is complicated, and I feel somewhat dumb the entire time I'm reading it, haha.

But I'm slogging through. I think once that book is in the "read" pile, the rest of the books I need to catch up on will go a bit quicker.

Now, I mentioned that I have a new posting schedule starting this week! Basically, I'm finding that not keeping myself on a strict schedule is allowing me to use too many excuses when it comes to blog posts. As a result, I will be sticking to a four day a week posting schedule:
Sunday: Sunday Update
Tuesday: Review Post
Thursday: Review or #ThrowbackThursday Post
Saturday: Review Post
If I don't have any books to review, I will replace that day with some other fun post. Either a subscription box review, or a discussion post, or a poll. Something fun to keep the Project 84 discussion going! So look forward to my first try at this schedule this week.

Weekly Discussion Question

I'm really starting to have fun with these weekly discussion questions, even if they aren't getting quite the response I would like. I'll keep giving my answers, and maybe one of these days I'll get some comments from you guys about your thoughts!

Last week's question was: How do you feel about erotic fiction?

Alright, this may not be the best one to entreat people to get involved, but there's a reason for it! Last week, I started reading The Story of O, which is one of the few erotic novels to make an appearance in 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. I'm enjoying it, sort of, but it got me thinking if there has ever been an erotic novel that I enjoy...

And I don't think there has been. I'm not a prude, far from it, and I get optimistic every time I pick up the latest hit (50 Shades of Grey, the Sylvia Day books...), hoping for a fun, dirty love story. But I never seem to get one, and I think it comes from the style itself. It's as if when someone focuses on detailed, intricate erotic scenes, the rest of the story seems to fall to the wayside. It's either a cautionary tale (I haven't finished The Story of O, but I think it's headed in that direction), unrealistic drivel (sorry, Sylvia), or just plain poor fiction (I'm looking at you, 50 Shades).

All that being said, I'm open to explore. Do any of you have an erotic novel I should give a try?

This Week's Discussion Question
What's your favorite part of the reading process?
(Take this as you will! And give your response in the comments)

Now that I have an actual posting schedule, my post expectation portion of my blog should be a little more fun. Check it out!

Posts to Expect This Week

Tuesday Review - March 8th

Thursday Review - March 10th

Saturday Review - March 12th


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