My 10 “Books” (Sans Pressure/Guilting)

My 10 Books

You may have seen the “My 10 Books” thing going around Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/etc., and while I appreciate that social media is tackling something more substantial than cats* for a change, I really REALLY hate anything that requires one to tag other people. I get a squicky feeling of pressure when someone tags me in such a post**. I never want to inflict that on anyone else, so I’m not tagging a goddamn soul here.

If, however, this list should spur you on to make your own list, by all means, have at it and let me know!

So on to my list. As it’s MY list, I’ve done away with the requirement for it to be 10 books. It’s rather rare that I read a standalone book instead of a larger series. I view the stories I love most in terms of the entire story, not one piece of it. When I re-read something, I’m choosing to revisit that world, not one corner of it. So you’ll see lots of entire series here, and for that I make no apology. Continue reading

New Purpose? Or New Chance to Fail Slackily?

Hey all! Remember that post back in…*goes to check* HOLY CRAP THAT WAS APRIL. I was thinking it was a couple of months ago, like Octoberish. Oy vey. Anyway, you still don’t know which post I’m talking about. It’s this one, in which I postulate this blog might become more like an online journal, where I’ll actually post from time to time about random observations rather than waiting for something big that I spend hours on. I really want to make that happen. I feel like my writing skillz are in danger of rusting. I cobble together a post for each week’s Verity!, but perhaps that’s not enough.

To that end, I’m going to make a real effort to slap more stuff up here more often. In fact, this morning a random observation struck me. It was something fairly brief, but interesting enough that I found myself wanting to share it. It was the perfect kind of thing to cover here.

Goddamn I wish I could remember what it was.

Anyway, now that I’ve stated my intent, perhaps the next time something interesting strikes me (and takes more than 140 characters to cover), I’ll jot the bloody thing down so I remember it when I have time to really write.

Wish me luck folks. I think I’ll need it.