Weekend Reads #29: An Update

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

I do not have a topic for this weekend; neither do I have a Writing Myths post though I might publish one later today. Instead, I have an update.

And it’s not much of an update either but more of a general post to share where things are at and where things might be heading, which…is an update so this sentence is pointless. Anyways, if you’ve been following along, then you might have noticed that I haven’t posted much lately. I especially haven’t posted any long pieces such as reviews or even my daily Writing Myths posts. The reason for this is that things have gotten very busy for me at work and by the time I get home, I hardly have the mental juice to write.

I planned to write over the Thanksgiving break but things didn’t go as I hoped. I was busy, got sick, got frustrated, and got distracted (by Sims and a game I discovered called Cooking Fever. Avoid games if you need to get things done).

But I think I’m back on track now (if I ignore the games and all other distractions). My plan to complete my Writing Myths assignment in November is obviously not going to work so I’m extending that deadline to the end of December. I also have a bunch of reviews to catch up on and I’m going to be hard on myself and set a goal to complete reviews of all books read this year by the end of the year.

I hate setting deadlines and goals for myself because I immediately seek ways around them or find valid reasons why I don’t need to accomplish them but they do come in handy and for the rest or the year, and next year as well, I’ll try to make use of such things.

What I’m reading this weekend:

The High King

The weekend is almost gone, unfortunately. I’m currently reading The High King, which is the last installment in The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander. So far, the story is okay but not enjoyable. The obstacles faced are harder and the Taran, the protagonist, has to deal with more emotionally difficult circumstances like the loss of a friend in battle. These aren’t what hinders my enjoyment of the story, however. I think it’s how the story is written and structured that makes me like it less than the others. I’ll know for certain when I’m done.

That’s it. Share what you read, or are reading, this weekend below.

2 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #29: An Update

  1. I feel your pain. I’m having trouble getting through a collection of gothic horror short stories by Robert Aickman because of video games and general tiredness. I had the goal of finishing them by December but I’m dragging it out. Next year I’m going to do nothing but study Japanese intensely…

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