Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon

Sometimes I get itchy for a readathon. Just a little excuse to carve out time in my day to finish books I might not otherwise get to. About a month ago I was searching Goodreads for reading events and the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon popped up. I had never heard of it before, but it sounded great to me.

Have you seen my to-be-read shelf? It’s intimidating.

Tackle Your TBR 2015

I’ve been meaning to make a post for the event for several days now, but am just now getting around to it. Allergies have had me down for a few days this week, coming and going as they please, but it’s given me a chance to curl up on my couch with a few books.

Goals: Finish 4 titles and read 500 pages

Pages read: 504
Titles finished during Read-a-Thon: 2

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence (FINISHED – 376 pgs)
Or to Begin Again by Ann Lauterbach (FINISHED – 128 pgs)



Friday, September 18

Finished the first book I set out to complete. Lady Chatterley’s Lover has been on my shelf forever and I thought it was time I finally got around to it. Not bad at all, but parts of the story felt very rushed to me and I didn’t enjoy that.

Sunday, September 27

Finished a collection of poetry that had been sitting on the shelf since July. I put it aside then because I had a difficult time getting into it and the second go-round didn’t prove much better. The writing is abstract and not in a way that I enjoy. Some of it seems inaccessible, like I couldn’t latch on and find something in it for me. But it’s finished now and off my shelf and I am one title closer to my goal for the year.

Since I reached my page goal, I’m going to call this a success. I might pick up another book during the day and I’ll add it later if I do.

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Sunday Morning Coffee


Added a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, and ginger (basically homemade pumpkin pie spice) to the basket of the coffee maker this morning. There have been a few mornings in the past week that felt like fall. I’m ready for the cooler weather to make its way here.

Things I’m Enjoying:

  • Dominion House Lit published a piece of my fiction. It’s called Kindling.

    My tomatoes were burned up. There wasn’t any amount of watering that would bring them back. I pulled them up and set aside the last fruits for canning. It was too hot, but they needed to be put up in jars.

  • Shared this playlist last night. The idea for this writing project came to me when I was trying to meet a deadline for actual work (of course)rom com playlist writing project
  • This web series–Kissing in the Rain. Yeah, so what if I was looking for Anne and Gilbert fan vids. I had to pause what I was doing and watch the whole thing. It’s sweet. This is episode 2 and it doesn’t make any difference if you watch it first, but if you like it you should go back and watch it all. (And yes, I know, she’s in the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Everyone and their great-aunt Gertrude have told me to watch it. Maybe I’ll get around to it someday.)
  • 10 Tech Tools for Writers
  • I’ve started looking for a good online screenwriting course and found this–10 universities offering free writing courses online.
  • From Marisa10 Ways to Be a Better Blogger
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