30 Posts on Books.

What's On the Bookshelf?

So, this is supposed to be a 30 day challenge. As those who read my 30 Days of Writing posts last year know, I don’t post anything on time. Instead of doing this as 30 consecutive posts, I’ll come back to the list. I may even combine some of the topics. And I don’t think I’ll answer them in order! And I’ll probably skip a whole mess of them! Woohoo!

I found the challenge on the Storytelling Nomad blog.

Day 1: Favourite book
Day 2: Least favourite book
Day 3: Book that makes you laugh out loud
Day 4: Book that makes you cry
Day 5: Book you wish you could live in
Day 6: Favorite young adult book
Day 7: Book that you can quote/recite
Day 8: Book that scares you
Day 9: Book that makes you sick
Day 10: Book that changed your life
Day 11: Book from your favorite author
Day 12: Book that is most like your life
Day 13: Book whose main character is most like you
Day 14: Book whose main character you want to marry
Day 15: First “chapter book” you can remember reading as a child
Day 16: Longest book you’ve read
Day 17: Shortest book you’ve read
Day 18: Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like
Day 19: Book that turned you on
Day 20: Book you’ve read the most number of times
Day 21: Favorite picture book from childhood
Day 22: Book you plan to read next
Day 23: Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t (or haven’t actually finished)
Day 24: Book that contains your favorite scene
Day 25: Favorite book you read in school
Day 26: Favorite nonfiction book
Day 27: Favorite fiction book
Day 28: Last book you read
Day 29: Book you’re currently reading
Day 30: Favorite coffee table book

Two Years Blogging…

General Geekiness

Today, by happenstance, marks the second anniversary of She Thinks Too Much. I honestly thought it was sometime last week and felt a bit guilty about it, until I realized that TODAY, February 26, was my humble little blog’s birthday.

Two years writing. Two years of thinking of posts and of reading other people’s blogs. Two years of comments and commenting. Two years of writing about how I’m writing another novel, but really two years of procrastination by research and world-building. And nearly a year of working on my epic paper, which is finally coming together.

Two years. Wow.

Thank you to you guys, my readers, for your comments, your advice and your suggestions.

On the road again…

Florentine Scribblings

Well, I’m taking She Thinks Too Much on the road. On Sunday, I’m departing the States for Florence, Italy. For four months.

I’m going to be studying there, fumbling my way through a foreign language (well, io capisco un’ po’ l’italiano). Not to mention living on my own in a completely new city. And attempting to learn to cook.

So what does this mean for the blog? Hopefully, only that the updates will be a little less frequent. I’m not going to have internet access in my apartment, but I’m hoping to update once a week from my uni.

The posts might be a tad more travel-and-fish-out-of-water focused, but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to apply my experiences to writing.

Of course, I’ll be journaling daily. Some of my word sketches might make appearances here throughout the next few months (alas, the pencil ones won’t until late May).

Here’s to people watching, laughing, and trying not to freak out too much!

More Goals for 2010

General Geekiness

First off, remember that it’s “2010” not “20010.” I’m pretty sure that the latter will be recorded at some point in my journal.

On a more serious note, I have a few plans for this humble blog, too.

1. Post more often

Over the summer, I got into a groove. Two+ posts a week of decent to quite good quality. Once school started up again, the post frequency diminished. I hope to bring some sort of posting schedule. Looking at my schedule for next semester, I’ll probably post at least once a week on Wednesdays. This will start the end of January, and I’ll continue on my sporadic posting schedule until then.

2. Increase post quality

I’m a bit of a fly-by-the-seat of my pants person when it comes to blog posts. Some entries are well thought out, well planned and the product of a couple of days work. Other posts…well, they’re written at 2 am and I’m lucky if I proofread. Proofing will be the first step towards this goal! I’m also thinking of putting together a series, of what, I’m not sure, but a common thread should help unify my posts.

3. Include more pictures!

My posts are usually boring. No pictures. Lots of text. But starting next year, I hope to include images with my posts. Most will (hopefully) be taken by yours truly. I’m going to be traveling and should take some spectacular shots.

4. Include a list of books I finish in the What’s On the Bookshelf? page

I tried this and kept forgetting to update. Starting January 1, you’ll see a list of what I’ve read for the year, broken down by month. This probably will include texts I’m reading for school, but I do find these mentally stimulating. My bio text this last semester was particularly interesting (The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett).

Life in a Facebook Status

The Twirl and Swirl of Letters

needs to find The Invisible Man

finished her book, has nothing to read and supposes that she could reread Master and Commander for the 12th time.

thinks she saw Neil Gaiman walking around outside of the MFA.

wonders where Kevin the Turkey has wandered off to.

is a doctor, not an astrophysicist

is thoroughly entertained by the fact that there is a Bow Street Runners computer game.

loved Star Trek and wants to see it again

feels like Phoebe on that episode of “Friends” when she gets a cold and as a result has a sexy singing voice…except no sexy singing voice here.

GAH. Why is LOST so awesome? And why do I have to wait for next season?

is on a boat.

wonders who would win: James Bond, Jason Bourne or Jack Bauer?

thinks there should be more fairy stories about the police.

lives in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.

 hurt her wrist blogging. It’s inevitable.

wonders if it is a good idea to reference Monty Python in her philosophy paper.

wishes that getting enlisted by Jack Bauer to save America from impending doom was a legitimate reason not to do homework.

A collection of some of my favorite statuses.