Category: Reading Projects

The Year In Reading 2014 and Onward to 2015

According to Goodreads — my only real authority on anything reading-wise — I read 64 books in 2014. My first thought upon seeing that was, “Bummer. I didn’t read the 100 I set out to read.” My second thought was “Whoa! 64!” I also… Continue Reading “The Year In Reading 2014 and Onward to 2015”

King Henry VI, Part 2 by William ShakespeareMy rating: 3 of 5 stars The Henry plays — and a great deal of Shakespeare’s history plays — were written prior to 1594. These are Shakespeare’s early attempts and a lot of critics have pointed out:… Continue Reading “”

The Original Pronunciation of Shakespeare

I’m trying to read Shakespeare’s works in the (generally) agreed upon order in which they were written. That means there’s a lot of histories up front. Right now, I’ve finished the Henry VI¬†trilogy and am moving on to Richard III. And, really, the only… Continue Reading “The Original Pronunciation of Shakespeare”

Challenges 2014: EPIC Edition

Because I’m a little insane, I’ve decided to give myself some challenges this year. (I don’t like to call them “resolutions” because then I won’t do them. I rebel against that kinda shit.) So, instead, I’ve decided that I will do a writing challenge,… Continue Reading “Challenges 2014: EPIC Edition”

Missing Your Goal Doesn’t Mean You Didn’t Accomplish Anything

2013 has five weeks left in it. Back in January I set myself a Goodreads goal to read 100 books this year. By October, I’d fallen so far behind the pace that there was no way for me to hit my goal. I was… Continue Reading “Missing Your Goal Doesn’t Mean You Didn’t Accomplish Anything”

Time to clear the stack:JenRidReadMo

Last month, as you guys know, was National Novel Writing Month. Millions of writers across the country set pen to paper/fingers to keyboard in order to write an entire novel in a month. Which is a crazy idea, when you get right down to… Continue Reading “Time to clear the stack:JenRidReadMo”

Tuesday Post of Accountability! Writing! Yeah!

Ah, Tuesday. Time to be held accountable. Here’s what I was up to: 1. Writing. Woo-whee! Finished a chapter and am half through another, for a grand total of twenty-odd pages this past week. Since I figured out the schedule that I need to… Continue Reading “Tuesday Post of Accountability! Writing! Yeah!”

Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Reading Should Count As Writing

It’s Tuesday again! And every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of… Continue Reading “Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Reading Should Count As Writing”

The Animal Angle

I dont’ think anyone can talk about Rita Mae Brown’s work fairly without discussing the “animal angle.” I’ve never written a story or a novel from the POV of an animal. Mostly because I, personally, have never been inspired to do so. However, Rita… Continue Reading “The Animal Angle”

Jenny is a Sexist

I admit it. I just started reading Murder Most Frothy. Upon opening the book I was confronted with *gasp* a brief prologue in which the anonymous killer is shooting the hapless victim. I got through the first couple paragraphs (paragraphs about gun models, bullet… Continue Reading “Jenny is a Sexist”

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