Sunday Salon: Lazy Sunday snippets
First, a little bit of read-a-thon prep: I am going to try not to overload everyone’s feed readers with constant postings. I really liked the way I did it in spring: one post that I would edit every hour or so with my progress since the last edit. It probably cut down on the number of comments I got, since I didn’t have new posts going up all of the time, but it kept things streamlined, and I like being able to look back and track my progress through time.
On that note, I’m offering up the spreadsheet I use for my Read-a-Thon tracking (which, as a point of interest, I am *still* unable to type as anything other than read-a-thong). You enter in: your local time zone, what books you’re reading, what page number you’ve reached at each hour mark, and how much of each hour you’ve spent reading (or listening to audiobooks), and it tells you how many pages you’ve read each hour, your cumulative page count, and your total reading time. It doesn’t make pretty graphs or calculate lots of stats or anything, but if you’ve got ideas, let me know and I’ll see if I can work them in. You can download it at the link above.
I had big plans to get lots of things accomplished today, reviews to write and work to get caught up on, but my parents were visiting this weekend, which was nice, but they didn’t leave until almost one, and then my book (In the Woods by Tana French) was really, really good. Between this, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I’m starting to re-think my aversion to detective stories and police procedurals. Mystery readers: any recommendations (apart from the sequels to these books, which I’m already on top of) as to where I should look next?
Also, don’t forget that I’ve got an awesome giveaway going; Tor is letting me give away THREE sets of The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan and Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. You can enter (by the end of this coming Wednesday) over at the giveaway post.