This was the first week of 2017. I set myself a few new goals. One is the same as last year: I want to read 104 books in 2017. Two a week. I just finished my second book this afternoon and will hopefully review them both next week.The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The Rules can be found here. And this week's post can be found here.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown was the first and the other is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I enjoyed both of them, though not as much as I thought I would.
My other two goals are different. One is writing a thousand words a day. I blogged about it here on the website of my writing group. (We're a friendly bunch of writers who are trying to improve our craft.) The other goal is to run, walk or cycle every day. Basically be active every day. Don't be lazy. Today was the first time I had to really force myself to leave the house. I'm not feeling so well. There's nothing wrong, at least not for the moment. No sniffles, no fever (though, I do feel too warm), but I just feel really wiped. So, we went for a sort of walk, slow jog with the dogs. I've been far too lazy during the last few years and often ended up throwing the ball in the garden while listening to podcasts, instead of actually walking. Hopefully I can change this.
I hope these new habits will help me become happier.
I've borrowed two new books from the library. Sarah J. Maas is the author, and the books are #2 and #3 of her Throne of Glass series.
I bought myself the first book in the Malazan series in German. I've reviewed the first book here after I'd read it in English. English is not my first language. And whenever possible I try and read a book in the original language. But sometimes especially with fantasy I stumble over a problem: strange words. Are they made up? Part of the fantasy world? Or an English word I'd never heard of? I've stopped enjoying fantasy as much as I used to and I think part of the reason is I used to read only in German. Curious to see what happens.
I've also signed up to Uma's Fantastically Diverse Read-A-Thon. Hoping to expose myself to some diverse fantasy. I'm definitely guilty of reading works by middle aged males more often than not.
I hope everyone else is having a fantastic week.