Monday, October 28, 2013

Musing Mondays - Lots and lots of reading

Here's today's Musing Monday's as posted by Should Be Reading's blog.

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying with it.

Today I'll discuss one of my reading habits.

Being sick this month left me with a lot of reading time as I would read before taking a nap or before going to bed early each night.  Though the reading challenge log won't show it because I re-read books multiple times while being sick, I read a lot.  A lot a lot.

I find reading helps relax me and get my mind set for bed - unless I'm taking cold medicines, then reading will just contribute to crazy ass dreams loosely linked to the book I was reading before I fell asleep. And it's the easy to read books which help more - because then I don't actually have to think about what I'm reading to actively understand what I'm reading which in turn activates my brain more which prevents sleep.

Of course, it's also the family tradition that reading makes us fall asleep.  True for my mom.  True for my dad.  And true for my son who's only 14 and often falls asleep face down in his books.

What's one of your regular reading habits?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spohn Challenge: Week Two Entries

Unfortunately, I didn't get an entry done for week two. I had been quite sick (running a fever makes for crazy ass dreams, but not lucid writing) then I had to get ready for a trip to Fort Worth, Texas, for work.

Steven posted a blog entry with it, titled 5 Tips for How to Write a Short Story.  Check that entry out as well as the entries for the challenge here:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Spohn Challenge, Week One Entries

Steven posted the entries for week one on the Spohn Challenge.  I've got to find time to read some of them - unfortunately I caught something and have been sick since Monday night, so not sure when I'll have time to read through it.

Check out the entries here: