Happy December, and hope everyone is doing well!
There are things that I love about December: Because it is holiday season, I will be getting together with family and friends. And there is a festive air everywhere, even at work! And online!
That being said, this particularly December is terribly stressful for me. I haven’t told you guys about this yet, but I am preparing to move across the country. And when we are talking Canada, this is a big move. So, these days I’ve been juggling flight bookings, apartment rentals, job applications, Christmas shopping, and my day job. Now I wish that I had started Christmas shopping in July :’) Oh, hindsight!
On another note, I am so thankful for blogging because it is keeping me sane. No matter how busy the day is, you guys always put a smile on my face. Thank you, everyone. You guys are really lovely 🙂
To be honest, I don’t think I can get much reading done this month, but let’s be ambitious and we will see!
Carry On and Our Dark Duet are two books that has been on my TBR since forever. I am always VERY excited to read these books but for some reason keep putting it off (I am serious! It is possible to feel both emotions at the same time!)
When I mentioned that I am writing a novel about genetic engineering and space exploration, these two books were recommended to me because they also cover similar themes:
Brave New World tells of an ideal society where everyone is happy because of genetic engineering, recreational drugs, and brainwashing… or are they? Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (the basis for the Blade Runner movie) tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world and a bounty hunter who is given the task of retiring escaped androids.
I am excited to be learning more about the sci-fi and dystopian genre. On the other hand I am nervous- What if one of these books is EXACTLY what I wanted to write for my novel!? :’)
These are two books that I’m carrying over from my November TBR:
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet talks about the chaotic lives of Rosemary and her crew aboard the Wayfarer spaceship. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis is a political novel about what might happen if fascism takes hold in America.
I will aim for 6 books (as above), and see how it goes! I might be on another small trip (work-related) this month, in which case I would be able to binge-read during my flight. By the way, binge-reading is my favourite way to read books!
As you may know, I am in the plotting and researching stage of my current WIP. Right now, I am working on an outline* so that when I start writing, I will kind of know what I am doing :’) My goal for this month is to finish the outline.
*Usually I am not too big on outlining (or I will write an outline but then deviate drastically from it), so this is new for me. I’ll let you guys know how it goes!
I’m………. just going to try and survive this month :’)