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.
Those are great goals. Good luck in 2017! Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
Thank you! You too :)Delete
Good luck with your goal- sounds like you are on track so far! And good luck with your writing and exercise too!ReplyDelete
I can see where it could be hard to read fantasy in English and have a problem with the made up words or the weird words.
It took me a long time to realise that about Fantasy and I just read the first chapter and realised how many old words there are, that I'm obviously very comfortable in, in my first language, but am struggling with in English. I'm going to enjoy this much more this time around!Delete
Wishing you success on all your goals.ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Movement is such an important part of a happy, healthy life - it helps clear the cobwebs from the mind! Of course, on a gloomy, dark rainy wintery day I have to work pretty hard to convince myself to go outside...! Good luck with your goals, they sound really good.ReplyDelete
I went from a job on my feet to a desk job and never realised how much I stopped moving!Delete
Great goals! It sounds like you are off to a good start! I hope to write more and to move more this year as well. And the Throne of Glass series is on my to-read list, maybe for later this month.ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Oh yay Olivia :) Amazing goals! And awesome that you're doing the Sunday Post!And I hope you're feeling better now! And again I'm so happy you're taking part in the diverse fantasy Read-A-Thon :) Also looking forward to hear your thought on Throne of Glass #2 and #3! Have an amazing week ahead Olivia!ReplyDelete
Yes, Sunday and Tuesday, I hope from now on :) Plus the reviews of course and a monthly wrap-up. Feeling much better today, thank you. I hope you're having a good week as well!Delete
Welcome to the Sunday Post. I love the Red Rising trilogy. I listened to A Man Called Ove and cried like a baby! Have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Thank you, I wish you the same. And yes Red Rising so far is shaping up to be good.Delete
Hi there and I can certainly relate to the idea of just a couple of key goals. I want to do more with my writing this year AND need to get into some sort of regular exercise as well. I don't think I'll be running, but walking would be okay for me!ReplyDelete
I wouldn't have chosen running if it weren't for the dogs and the occasional run with my other half. Personally, I would have preferred walking. But hey... it can't hurt. Thank you for stopping by!ReplyDelete