glitter_n_gore: (emma)
Hey, we're still here!

Guess that means I should resolve to do something. But first, let's see how I did with my resolution for 2012, that being making a dent in my TBR pile, and also not buying any more books before doing so.

Here's the TBR pile as it stood when I first posted it. The struck-through books are the ones I managed to get to. Oh, and the pile itself is now 86 deep. (I'll update the list itself later.)

So yeah, I failed miserably. I read plenty, but made a lot of additions and checked out lots of things from the library.

Anyway, what do I want to do this year?

Well, I'm staring the MFA program in two weeks, which I'm looking forward to with equal marks and excitement and abject terror, and both my writing output and submitting of things has increased exponentially since the year I resolved to "submit something goddammit". All these are good things, but since they've become regular occurrences I'm not worried about doing anything resolution-wise with them.

One thing I do want to do, however, is minimize the amount of Stuff taking up space in my living quarters. Mainly, old clothes that either don't fit anymore or don't suit my style anymore, and old books that, even if they're great, I don't really need in my collection or don't plan to read again.

So my resolution is to Donate Stuff. That'll work, won't it?

Wish me luck, and may everyone have an awesome 2013! Congratulations on making it through another fauxpocalypse.

Last book read: Hilary Duff, Elixir
Currently on: Yann Martel, Life of Pi
glitter_n_gore: (Default)
First, Mira Grant, author of Deadline, Book Two in the Newsflesh trilogy, has been nominated for a Philip K. Dick award--yay to her! I'm excited on her behalf, because her books are among the best I read last year, and easily my favorite books in the zombie genre. Read more here.

Second, I seem to be nominated for something also: The Versatile Bloggers Award, courtesy of Ann Elise Monte. (Thanks again!) I've never been nominated as blogger before, so I'm very excited about this. The rules say I'm supposed to nominate some other folks too, which I'll do in a future blog. Need to think about that for a bit.

Third, Luke Walker, fellow Horror Hound and one of the finest writers I know, has his novel, The Red Girl out as an ebook as of this past weekend. Yay to him as well! He's been working on this for quite some time, so I'm very happy for him for getting it out to the public. More info here.

Which brings me to my broken resolution: I did it. I went and bought some books, including Luke's, before getting through my TBR pile. Almost made it through January. Damn. I will get through the pile before the year's out though. I'm . . . revising the resolution, let's say. But I will do it.
glitter_n_gore: (jean gray)
Greetings! Just so I have something to link back to and cross things off of, here is my projected reading list for this year.

The TBR Pile )


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