to read or to blog, that is the question…

Two weeks ago, I was ahead of the game on my blogging, and my reading was getting neglected. Then, I ran out of stuff to write about and was trying to catch up on my reading, before this short month ends. And when my books were done, I was too tired to write. Or unable to think enough to write. With only a short number of hours to work with, when I arrive home, I just can’t do both at the same time. I can’t multi-task THAT much.

If my goal is to read 100 books this year, then I have to read at least 8 books every month, with more than that for a few months of the year. Normally, I read a good bit of fiction, with some non-fiction mixed in, so this isn’t hard. But I’m still on my non-fiction binge, and I’m actually finding it difficult to find any fiction that I want to read… or finish any that I’ve started. With the end of the month looming, I forged my way through The Politically Incorrect Guide to U.S. History (Thomas E. Woods) AND The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and An Unnecessary War. All in one weekend.

As soon as the Lincoln book was done, I knew I didn’t have the time or the brain power to finish anything else but fiction, and I still couldn’t make myself finish several books that I’ve started on my Kindle. Why? I don’t know. My latest Star Wars books just aren’t thrilling me, and the finale to Jane Lindskold’s Firekeeper series isn’t holding my interest. Or maybe fiction just isn’t where it’s at, right now. My final solution was to re-read A Wrinkle in Time and a Christian fiction book that I picked up from Amazon, for free. I haven’t read anything by Madeleine L’Engle, not for several years, so I had fun trying to picture Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, once more.

I finished reading my Amazon freebie about half an hour ago, and finally felt energetic enough to write on my blog. Or my brain felt energetic, at least. I can sit here and look at my blog and upload pictures, but if my head is tired… nothing. It’s an interesting process, trying to find things to write about, some with pictures and some not, and then find the time to write them. Of course, it’s easier when my book deadlines aren’t getting in my way.

So, I’m finally getting around to a blog I should have written a few days ago, and one that will be ready for my time away, this weekend. Because, if you remember, I’m headed on a road trip north, and Friday can’t come fast enough.

P.S. Yes, I did mess up my blog post title, originally. Those who subscribe by email might still see my mistake. Silly me. Think one thing, type another.

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