CLTBRChallenge15 and GoodReads Book Challenge Progress- 21 of 65 and 30 of 65 books read. I really need to start reading books from my TBR pile again! But I have the next Night School preordered and an ARC of RSVP From Heaven to read as well. I am a failure at diving into my long list of TBR.
Night School: Resistance
The Last Town non-CLTBR
Spearwood Academy Vol 6 non-CLTBR
Spearwood Academy Vol 7 non-CLTBR
My Camp NanoWrimo book, #LoveandDrugs has been sent off to a Beta Reader (no word back yet). If there is anyone interested in Beta Reading it, I would happily send you a copy for honest feedback!
I continued #Musical Monday Reviews and will continue them into May. Sanctuary Edits is still open for new clients. Sadly I think my guest post author has backed out, but if anyone else would like to step up send me a message and we can talk. Any topic you would like, I don’t mind. Also still taking author interviews!
As you saw there have been some posts from my creative writing class and I’ll continue to post them. I have also posted my poems and there may be more in the future…I’m not sure as I don’t write them that often.
CLTBRChallenge15 and GoodReads Book Challenge Progress- 20 of 65 and 24 of 65 books read.
Spearwood Academy Vol 3
Spearwood Academy Vol 4
Spearwood Academy Vol 5
Murderous Little Darlings: Non-TBR
Night School: Genesis
Night School: Legacy
Night School: Fracture
In other news, my Camp NaNoWriMo was somewhat of a failure and kind of not. I wrote 23,892 words out of a goal of 30,000. So I failed to make my goal but came very close to finishing. Can’t wait to see what I can do in July!
I continued #Musical Monday Reviews and will continue them into May. Sanctuary Edits is working with a second author already and still open for new clients. I also announced Guest Posts this month, but have not heard back from the one who contacted me yet. I am opening that spot up to anyone who would be interested, any topic you would like. Classes are going ok but I have just been out of it the last two weeks. I was really sick one day and haven’t caught up yet. Iit’s been a lazy, feel like “blah” last two weeks. I hope it gets better.
Let’s have a good May!
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First, a quick breakdown of books I’ve read for my Goodreads and CLTBRChallenge15 book reading challenges. Both goals are set for 65 books by the end of December.
Beauty and the Beast
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
February- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vol 3
March- The Time Machine
3 AM Non-TBR Challenge
To the Gallows Non-TBR Challenge
The Glass House
The Dead Girls’ Dance
Spearwood Academy Vol 2
Started an editing company, Sanctuary Edits, and landed my first client. I also started classes for my bachelor’s degree and will finish my first two classes sometime in April. I have prepped for my Camp NaNoWriMo session, and announced the name of the book I’m working on. Author Spotlight Interviews are still open and looking for authors. Musical Mondays will continue until I am out of them.
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Coming this summer is the remake of Poltergeist. I’m usually not one for remakes, but I think that this one could be good. The original is claimed as one of the scariest movies of all time, but if you watch it now it seems a bit cheesy. The special effects were top of the line back in the early 80’s but now seem hokey. Think of what they could do now with our level of effects. The only thing that I think is missing is that woman with the little girl voice, who came into the movie as the medium. Zelda Rubinstein, was awesome! Her height and her voice just naturally brought a creepiness all her own to the movies she was in. It would be nice if she could have had an appearance in the remake, or the little girl from the original could have been in it but we will have to deal without them.
Ok, I am one of those that usually hate music remakes because there is just something wrong with great songs performed by different artists in different ways. Here lately I have found myself changing my opinion due to the soundtrack of Grey’s Anatomy. The musical episode aside (though if you haven’t checked it out you really should), they have great versions of beloved songs. First on the list is “Man in the Mirror” origianlly by the King of Pop, but the newer version by J2 featuring Cameron the Public is awesome! Then “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Jill Andrews, is just beautiful.
Of course this does not mean that every song should be redone, and I am usually an advocate for songs by Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley need to be left alone, but I think that hearing a GOOD different take on some songs can have some merit. For instance I do not care for Lady Gaga, but find her songs better when Glee or anyone really, redoes them. Some songs that shouldn’t be messed with can be revived by others only if they do justice to the original, in my opinion.