Blindsided by Book List

First of all, I would like to congratulate myself because this is my 20th Blog. Who would have guessed I was that “fluent????!!!!” in writing. I have to really smile about that because I have struggled a lot trying to find things of interest for my readers. I don’t have a “topic” I read about like so many blogs. Mine just comes out of my head and backed by a few facts and figures.

It always surprises me by the time I have finished a blog that it is not quite what I intended when I started. You get the finished produce; I get all the dropped paragraphs and thoughts that run down the alley that have nothing to do with the finished produce.

I have read several books on writing as well as several blogs. I am also taking a writing course online with Jeff Goins ( Everything I have read and almost everything I have written, I have found that the finish produce is never the original intent of the piece. I have played around with my book idea, and each time I sit down to write on it my thoughts are headed in a different direction. At first that was very disheartening, but now I am beginning to realize that this is just the process.

At this point I have written 224 words, and none of it has anything to do with my title. So on to my original intended blog.  (Laugh out loud or lol)

As you know I have committed myself to reading “all the Classics” before I die. If I stay committed to that journey, I will live to be very old or never die. As of yesterday morning, I had 821 Classic titles on my list too read. THEN, I got a Facebook message from Melanie Blake (A great New Hampshire friend.) with a website for and their “2015 Reading Challenge.” I will list before the book list challenge. You get to pick the books you want to read, then check off the catalogue your book fits in.

I then got interested in what this website was and what else it had to offer. Oh my gosh, you will not believe this!!! I found “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.”


4 thoughts on “Blindsided by Book List

    • Hi, Janice. Thanks for your comments. However, I hit the publish key instead of the save key and the blog went out before I was finished. I’ll finish the blog and give you the 2015 Reading Challenge list. Sorry about that! Lol

      Sent from my iPhone



  1. That’s so funny! After seeing your challenge of reading the classics, I had been toying with the idea of added a few classics to my reading list instead of falling into the same pattern of ‘easy reads for pleasure’! THEN I found this list!! 🙂 I can do both!! I like the idea of getting out of my ‘comfortable’ reads but not so far out that I lose interest!! I’m SO EXCITED to have you join me!


    • Hi, Melanie. Thank you for your comment. However, I hit the published key instead of the save key before I was finished. Lol. So the blog ended abruptly. I’ll finish it later tonight.

      Sent from my iPhone



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