So I was chatting with a friend over dinner and we got onto the topic of what the other was reading. We both said how we would love to be in a book club or to start a book club. I like to be in book clubs where I would read stories that I normally wouldn’t pick myself and maybe some difficult books that I’d love to read in conjunction with someone so that we can exchange ideas and thoughts.
So my friend and I decided to start a two-woman book club, because who says book clubs have to have a minimum number of members? We decided to read one book per month and meet at the end of the month at varying locations with different beverages and snacks and talk about the book. It seems like lots of book clubs start out strong and then disband. I hope that starting with a two-person book club makes us more likely to be accountable and to stick with it.
So as for me reading goals, as part of the ROW80 group, I’d like to aim for reading 1-2 books per month. One for book club and one of my choice.
Current writing progress:
In terms of writing, I’ve been working on various projects such as a PowerPoint presentation since I will be a speaker as part of the University of Alberta’s International Week. So that’s been taking up the great portion of my “work time” in the evenings.
I’ve been humming and hawing about what big project to start on next and I’ve decided that I want to work on two. One fiction and one non-fiction. I think I’ll try to do some #wipvanquishing as Lena Corazon says and to achieve this I plan to work on my non-fiction twice a week and fiction twice a week. Hopefully, I’ll be able to join #teamsprinty (#row80) on Twitter with the ever-productive Lauren Garafalo as our leader. Then I’ll fill in the other days with blogging, other projects and maybe some extra WIP time if possible.
So it’s great to have some goals and a clear direction. Now it’s just a matter of making the time to fit it all in.
Do you have any writing, reading, or other goals you’re working on?
Check out the progress of the other ROW80 members here.