Sorry there’s no pretty picture this week, but I’ve been reading ebooks from the library and haven’t had a chance to craft a nice picture from the covers. So everything is generic this week.
In other news, I’m finally closing in on the finish line of book 3 of the Threads of the Moirae series. I still don’t have a title I’m happy with, though. That’s a problem. Once that’s done and turned in, I’m going to take a break and paint my house (it looks so bad in here) and then start a new series I’ve been making notes on for the past few months. All while working on book four!
The Library Reading List
The Distracted Mind, by Adam Gazzaley & Larry Rosen. How fitting that this book should come into the library this week. It’s no secret that I’ve been battling all kinds of brain weirdness lately, so this is a timely read. The authors tackle the fiction of multitasking with a scientific approach, explaining why our brains aren’t adapted to the kinds of things technology now throws at them. I’m really looking forward to the part where they give ideas on how to deal. I need more of that!
Little Book of Hygge, by Meik Wiking. As I mentioned last week, I’ve been spending time studying Danish and the Danish culture. One of their ideas that fascinates me is their concept of “hygge,” which loosely translates to coziness, or that moment when you’re curled up on the couch with a good book, some candlelight, and your dog on your lap. Or friends gathered around a dinner table, having fun and good conversation. It’s simple happiness and Danes rely on it to get through their long winters. I’m interested in learning more, so this book seems like a good primer.
“I Give You My Body,” by Diana Gabaldon. Diana Gabaldon is one of my favorite writers. (Cue the fangirl moment.) While her books aren’t strictly romance, they do include a fair bit of it, as well as a fair amount of sex (but not graphic or crude). This book is a “how to” about how she approaches the sex in her books. Since I occasionally need to write sex scenes, I figure her work is a good place from which to learn.
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