Staying committed to a thing from beginning to end is not something I’m good at. I always get distracted somewhere in between and go off on a tangent, never able to find my way back to what I was working on before. That’s why I’m surprised I’ve stuck with this blogging thing for so long. I thought I’d have gotten distracted by something else by now and given it up. But no. I’m still here posting away about whatever catches my fancy.
Why am I writing about this? I don’t know. I just wanted to do a Weekend Reads post. I wanted to share my thoughts on a thing and write something insightful, but nothing was coming so I just wrote whatever popped up in my mind. This is what came out — my lack of commitment to my projects.
I guess it’s a fitting topic since the reason why I decided to write and therefore struggle with this post is because I’m trying to force myself to go off on a tangent. Distract myself. In essence, procrastinate. I have a thing to do — an online course that I must complete soon and instead of doing it I’ve sought instead to distract myself with a hard-to-write blog post. Why not. The course feels too much like schoolwork and I’m dreadful at that. Always have been because I hardly ever did homework but didn’t mind in-class assignments and discussions. An online course feels like a month-long homework. Not good for me. Why did I place myself in this situation?…
What I’m currently reading:
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
The first book in the Rain Wild Chronicles, an epic fantasy series that is part of the larger Realm of the Elderlings series. Emily from Embuhlee Liest and I are continuing our journey through the Realm of the Elderlings with this novel. So far, I like it. As with the Liveship Traders books, we’re given alternating character perspectives and I immediately took a liking to Alise Kincarron and pitied the mighty dragons.
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, narr. by the author
I’m probably the only person in the U.S. who doesn’t really know who this Bruce Springsteen dude is. Everyone knows him! My parents know him! But I don’t know him. Why did I decide to read this book? Because whoever had checked out the sole copy of the Way of Shadows audio book from my library was taking FOREVER to complete it and I needed something to listen to at work.
I was immediately hooked on Springsteen’s voice, told everyone about him (they all thought me weird for not knowing about him), sampled some of his music (which made me realize that I have heard some of his songs before), and fell deeper in love with rock music. I listen to this audio book almost consistently. I love the way it’s written, so I know I would have loved it if I’d read the physical book, but most of all, I love Springsteen’s raspy voice. I’m glad I decided to read it.
Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard
I thought I would love this book of essays, but I guess I’m reading it in the wrong mood. I have no patience for it and am bored. I’m gonna take a break until autumn comes and see if the season will help my mood and my reading this.
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks, narr. by Paul Boehmer
FINALLY! So glad I’m now able to check this out. My plan is to reread this fantasy book about the making of an assassin and then continue with and complete the trilogy by early next year so I can then read that book that’s all about badass Durzo Blint! 😀
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, narr. by Jim Dale
I didn’t expect this to be available so soon. The plan was to listen to Way of Shadows while waiting for this to become available, but Way of Shadows took forever to become accessible so I took a chance on Born to Run, which is working out well. But then now I have all these audio books at once, which was not the plan. 😦 The universe is fickle.
Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi (illus.)
I plan to reread this kids’ graphic novel sometime this weekend because I went and borrowed the next three books in the series from the library.