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Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts

This is a linkup hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous. Random thoughts of the day, both book-related and not-book-related.


Today started off disappointing. I had applied to a job within my company a couple months ago, and thought I was a shoo-in. Turns out, I haven’t been in my current position long enough, even though they ran me through the entire interview process before saying so.

My job isn’t great. It’s absolutely not my dream job… not that the new job would have been either, it would have just been a lot less frustrating and a lot more activity. I’m feeling very adrift, not really knowing what exactly I want to do to make myself happy every day — at least, not something that someone is willing to pay me for. So forgive me, this post is coming from a very frustrated point in my day.



In case you were wondering, I successful pixie-ed myself, and have gotten nothing but compliments on it. However, I am no longer able to leave my house without makeup, because otherwise — I swear to god — I look in the mirror and see my brother.


When did it start, that nowadays I can’t stay awake on my commute? Every day, every time I’m on a mode of transportation longer than ten minutes, I start to nod off. It’s making my reading progress in my book go sooooooo slooooooooow, because I keep dozing and waking up, finding my place, dozing again. Even on days when I get my full 7-8 hours, I can’t keep my eyes open when I’m in a moving vehicle. Help!



How does one get started beta reading? Despite my vehicular narcolepsy, I want to read more, and I’d love to be able to help out new writers. I’m also pretty decent at line editing (if I do say so myself). Anyone do this/Anyone know how to get started doing this?


I’m really starting to get that itch back, the writing one. I have lots of little ideas (and one humongous one), and I want to start playing with them.  So right now, my problem is sitting down and actually WRITING, but —



I have the biggest problem finishing one thing before moving onto the next. I’m pretty positive I have some level of ADD because I have trouble focusing on just one thing; instead I want to do like eight things at once and then get frustrated that I can’t get it all done and just give up entirely.


Yesterday I played euchre for the first time in MONTHS… or, really, a weird bastardized version of euchre, since our fourth canceled at the last minute and we played three-handed, with rules I’d never heard of in my life. But, man, I forgot how much fun it is to just sit around and play cards.

And if you’ve never played euchre — real euchre, with four people and no goofy rules to make it easier, so when your partner calls trump on a queen/nine and you’re staring at a handful of tens you just gotta go for it and hope to hell it works — it’s so much fun. Even more so when alcohol is involved. 🙂

By — atchius (msg) (Scanned (self-made)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Always always always pay attention when you’re buying peanut butter at the grocery store, so you don’t accidentally buy “low-fat peanut butter spread” instead. Serious bleccch.


Old friends are moving to Chicago! Or rather, one friend — but it’s a good one. It was a nice highlight to my day (so far), especially after getting a wallop on the work front.

Anyone want to hire a fully qualified librarian who wants to read and write all day?




5 thoughts on “Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts

  1. I love this post for its honesty! Sorry about the job – I’ve been there, too. Don’t let it affect your health and keep looking.
    When I was a new writer, I was invited to join a Facebook group called Chick Lit Goddesses. Now, I don’t write Chick Lit, BUT…it’s been such a good group of women! I’ve found betas there (and have returned the favor). You’re welcome to join!

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  2. Hang on there about the job front. I went through a rough patch a couple years ago that seemed like it would never end. I finally landed on my feet. It was terrible but now I am really happy. Just keep your best foot forward, and find the good moments in your day.

    Bad peanut butter is the worst.

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    1. Thanks! It’s not a bad job that I have, it’s just not the one I can see me doing for a long time, with any amount of happiness. But eventually, I’ll find the right one!


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