Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Currently . . .


Here’s what I’ve been doing in April. I’ve decided to switch up a few of the categories because the old ones were getting boring.


I’m Currently . . .




Reading: A Guide to being Born by Ramona Ausubel.



Listening to: Spirits by The Strumbellas and Giants by Matt Nathanson. I think both of these songs are extremely well-written. Check them out if you haven’t heard them yet.


Stalking: Falconer’s Library. Wendy writes really good posts, and her blog needs more love. Go follow it. 


Eating: Low-fat pudding. I want to lose weight, but life’s not worth living without chocolate.



Blogging: I’ve been experimenting with my book reviews. Have you noticed that some of the recent ones are slightly longer and include a tiny bit more discussion of the books’ themes? I have a theory that nobody actually reads long reviews on blogs, so we’ll see how it goes. The changes are pretty subtle. I want my reviews to have depth, but I don't want them to sound like essays.


Enjoying: Spring break! Well, I live in Colorado, so “spring” doesn’t mean what you think it does.
  


Looking forward to: My full-book workshop at my next school residency. I’ve been editing short stories, essays, and poetry for years, but I don’t have much experience with critiquing full-length novels-in-progress. It should be interesting.


Exercising: I’ve been walking 1-2 miles a day on a 12% treadmill incline. I’ve also found a free 7-minute workout app made by Wahoo. I had no idea how long 7 minutes was until that app started kicking my butt.



Wishing for: Warmer weather. I want to go hiking.


Obsessing over: The Unwind series by Neal Shusterman. I’m actually going to read an entire series, guys. Be proud of me. This doesn’t usually happen. I don’t have a series-length attention span.



Learning: To trust my instincts.


Laughing at: I usually try to keep naughty words off the blog, but I’m immature enough that I burst out laughing when I saw this meme:








What have you been doing in April?







20 comments:

  1. MMM pudding. I love chocolate pudding so much. Hope you get your warmer weather soon!!

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    1. Warmer weather would be great. It’s still snowing.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. I loved this post :-) I used to hike but do to medical reasons I don't any more so I envy you that :-) PUDDING! I want to read the Unwind series too! I have a hard time reading a whole series in one sit down, I have to mix it up.

    This blog post has given me a little inspiration to try different things on my blog. I have been in a bad reading slump and was going to quit everything online, but finishing The Raven King made me want to not give up. But, it has been getting to me. I thank you for having such a pretty post that makes me want to do something different besides, review, copy, paste, rinse, repeat :-)

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    1. Thanks! Book blogging can get repetitive. It’s good to mix it up sometimes.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. A thousand times yes to reading the entire Unwind Dystology. It's one of my all time favorite series!

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    1. I loved Unwind. I only have one book left to read in the series.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. "Stalking: Falconer’s Library. Wendy writes really good posts, and her blog needs more love. Go follow it."

    Pfft. I already have been.

    Yes to chocolate.

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  5. Yay for Wendy @ Falconer's Library and The Unwind Series - both favorites of mine!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  6. Oh my goodness, I'm am sitting here with tears in my eyes because I am such a sentimental little marshmallow. Thanks for all the Falconer's Library love, y'all!

    I'm so glad you're enjoying the Unwind series too.

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  7. April has been CRAZY for me, so hopefully May will be a little calmer?

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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    1. I hope May goes better for you. May is going to be crazy for me.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. You are so funny! Life definitely needs chocolate and pudding is the best! And sometimes when I exercise, I think here it is! The end is night! Look at me go! Oh...it's been ten minutes...

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    1. Lol, sometimes I feel like I’ve been on the treadmill for hours, but it’s only been a few minutes.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. How’s ‘A Guide to Being Born’ going for you? I’ve seen some great reviews for it.

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    1. I loved it. It’s the best short story collection I’ve read so far this year.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. I have a hard time giving up my sweets. You definitely need pudding in your life. Exercise is hard. Good for you for doing it every day. It is nice when it becomes a part of your routine.


    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

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    1. I’m pretty sure I’d shrivel up and die without chocolate.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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