It’s an overcast day with slight breeze, and I’m seizing this opportunity to blog before we go to the zoo! Atlanta has a great zoo; not too large, but full of interesting and adorable animals. If you’ve seen the pictures I’ve posted before, you know what I mean. This is going to be a sort of rambling post, considering I haven’t rambled here in over a month and I think it’s high time.
I’ve discovered something about myself – when allowed to sleep in, no alarm clocks involved, I will sleep until someone wakes me up. This means that several times in the past month, I have slept in past noon. Do I like waking up and finding half my day gone? No. Does this stop me from sleeping in like that? No. And in fact, I have been known to sit up, cross my room to find the alarm clock when it blares, turn it off, fall back into bed and sleep indefinitely. I used to wake up automatically between eight and eight-thirty if left on my own, but alas, things have changed.
This past month I mentioned I got to do some reading. I read “Nevermore” by Kelly Creagh, “Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25” by Richard Paul Evans (Mom read it first, loved it, and gave it to me to read, and I really enjoyed it), “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley (if anyone here likes old-fashioned mysteries with a precioucious, hilarious heroine and lots of dry British wit, this is for you) “The Hunchback Assignments” by Arthur Slade (interesting, a little slow, could have been better but I have high hopes for the following books). I know I read some others that I got from the library, but sadly, I can’t remember them.
I know this sounds like a sad, pathetic, tiny snip of a booklist, and for me it really is – but between school and Monster, reading was usually done late into the night by the dim light of my decorative flower lamp. This may or may not account for my new habit of sleeping in, but I find it a fair trade-off.
My last post was on my up-and-coming NaNo novel, Unforget, so I thought I’d share some pictures of my NaNo notebook with you. Mom bought it for me at Target during the back-to-school sale; it has three sections, folders, a pretty blue cover, a metric conversion system and time zone map (because I’m so rotty with them) and it only cost three dollars. Now that I’ve embellished it with pictures of Cayne, doodles of flowers (even though Cayne and flowers have nothing in common) and scenes, snippets, and whatnot, I love it even more!
I’ve also created an iTuens playlist for Unforget, like I do for all my novels. However, instead of giving you three screencaps of an alltogether too-large playlist, I’ll just give you this song. It’s actually sung by my model for Cayne – it’s called “Mist” and I fell asleep listening to it last night, believe it or not. So haunting and beautiful and sad.
Mission: Rambling – accomplished.