You really should read how Sarah has handled the prompts I wrote out a few days ago, she has meshed them really well with other word prompters too, it is amazing! So clever!
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I am giving myself my own #Readathon challenge. Between now and the 23rd of August, I hope to have finished 10 books and they are as follows;
Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
Cabin at the end of the world by Paul Tremblay
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
Social butterflies by Michael Sanders & Susannah Hume
Riders by Jilly Cooper
Hanging out with the dream King – Neil Gaiman by Joseph McCabe
On Editing by Helen Bryant
Be your own literary agent by Martin Levin
Fantastic Fashion by Barbara Cox
Mad Love by Paul Dini
I am probably being unrealistic about this challenge because I usually read three book of three hundred pages a week, on a good week and some of these books are beyond the three hundred page limit; Jilly Cooper’s ‘Riders’ alone is 919 pages long, for me that is an entire weeks’ worth of reading!
But the challenge is set and I am going to try my hardest to complete it with flying colours, because I really need to read a lot more than I do. There is a massive backlog of ‘to read’ books in my Goodreads.com list, approximately ten thousand and it will take me fifty years to get to them all and by then I would have added another fifty thousand no doubt!
I love reading and I don’t do it enough to be honest. I think online gaming has to end and reading and writing should consume me more than it ever has, because I don’t actually enjoy the gaming and I don’t find it very productive to be honest and I don’t like thinking of myself as unproductive, which is a great irony considering I have been like this for five years – ever since I got much worse with my health.
So this readathon is going to become the start of a new me – a new productive me. I am determined to change my life.
Come with me on the ride if you like!
Set your own reading challenge or tackle the same books as I am in the same time frame, or decide that you are going to game less and read or write more. Only you can change your life and make the decision to do productive things!
These are colors of the winter that I am seeing now
Painted with greys and whites the pictures to my tale
A tale of winter harsh and cold, of a time that’s best forgot
Of a time when I discovered, a body that morbidly rots
Along the banks of the canal, a ladies leg I saw
And I was ushered away fiercely, from the ravenous crow like caws
And I remember running, a running from that sound
I had no clue where I was going; I did not know where I was bound
I chose that moment not to tell, or speak of what I saw
And mockingly it followed, the crow with the callous caws
Why I did that I can’t tell, for fear is a funny thing
But to this day I still hear it, the mocking crow still sings
Caw, Caw, it goes all night, Caw, Caw, it goes all day
It will never leave me now, it will always stay
A punishment for cowardice, a punishment for my fear
No matter how hard I run from it, those caws I’ll always hear
I am being sent insane, a chastisement for my dread
And I will never forget this, not until I’m dead