The Literary Life: A Weekly Overview

Nanowrimo 2015 Badge
Nanowrimo 2015 Badge

Here we are, yet again, at the weekly overview post. And wow – this week has probably been the most literary one I’ve had in years (or months). For those of you who don’t know already, I started Nanowrimo 5 days into the month of November. What is Nanowrimo? It’s National Novel Writing Month! Basically the challenge is to write 50,000 words during the month of November, which is around 1,670 per day (And it’s all about quantity). December is technically known as the ‘Editing Month,’ but I can’t say I’ve ever taken part in the secondary part of the challenge. Currently, I’m at around 13,700 words and going strong. My plot is well… difficult to describe. Long story short: Swedish folklore and cults. I’ll be posting a short sample of it on Tuesday.

Other than that? I’ve been attempting to incorporate more reading into my life – so this week I’ve read some fantastic books as well! And although I should be saying that I enjoyed each one (which I did thoroughly), I’m particularly fond of The Library at Mount Char – because it is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Speaking of books, I’ve finally set up somewhat of a weekly schedule. Book reviews will now always appear on Thursdays, weekly overviews on Sunday and sometimes/sometimes not an extra post on Tuesday – depending if I did anything worthwhile that week.

In other news, I’m obsessed with FutureLearn, a website I recommend you check out. It offers free courses online in a number of fields. I’ve signed up for six at the moment: Tackling the Global Food Crisis, Empire, Learning to Code for Data Analysis, Gravity, Managing Money and Introduction to Cyber Security. It’s a small obsession, but as someone who loves to learn – it’s PERFECT in every way (And I totally recommend you try it!). Otherwise? I’m still going to yoga… but I’ve yet to dedicate myself to any one studio in Berlin… but hopefully I’ll find one soon. I’m still attempting to get my act together with makeup, but today I’m going to get some product samples and I’m going to try some out, so look for reviews on that probably next Tuesday with my favorites, what worked and what didn’t.

I’m also looking for some feedback from you readers: I looking to start a virtual book club, but I need some idea of if people would be interested, what kind of books you might want to read, and what platform would be best for discussions?

Until next Sunday!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Ida says:

    Those books sound really good! A virtual book club is a great idea. Not sure what would be the ideal platform for that but I would like to participate for sure. (I read pretty much anything, apart from horror which I never really got into)

    1. Gabriella says:

      Ahh they are, I totally recommend them! And hmm okay. Yeah I was thinking WordPress only because it’s convenient for the people that I was going to invite. But once I figure out the admin of it all, I’ll let you know 🙂

      1. Ida says:

        Great! There is always the option of creating a Goodreads group book club if its convenient for everyone.

      2. Gabriella says:

        Ooh good call! I will set something up and post a link once I do!

      3. Gabriella says:

        I will be posting this tomorrow on the blog but just so you have it 🙂 (and I don’t have your Goodreads info)
        https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/176349-all-the-books-in-our-wheelhouse

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