Friday, January 15, 2010

Between the Lines reading challenge

I'm still reading new books and writing new reviews and racking up points, but I do seem to be way way behind the other Between the Lines challengers. Still, maybe I'll get my 100-point badge before the end of the month.

I've posted some more book reviews on gather, and not got around to posting any elsewhere yet. (Searches desk for that round tuit.)

The Vampire's Curse, by Cristiophe McFarland
On Basilisk Station, by David Weber
Living Dead in Dallas, and Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

And I've several more books that I'm reading and plan to review.

As for the writing though - is it the weather? the housework? the sudden growth of early weeds in the yard? (Can you tell what I spend yesterday doing?) I think I need a writing challenge to get me back to my novels, but maybe the trick is to remember to challenge myself.

Still, I have written some drabbles


Sun Singer said...

Maybe a national novel writing month kind of challenge will get those novels going again.

Not that there's anything wrong with reading and reviewing.


Cold As Heaven said...

Must admit I have big problems keeping up with contemporary literature. Main problem is that there are so many great books among the old ones; Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Genet, Ibsen, Strindberg, Kafka ... guess I'm kind of stuck in the past. Not to speak of all the exciting science books, and my mathematics books of course.

Mervi said...

I'm also quite intimidated by how quickly the others in the challenge are earning points. They seem to be fast readers!