Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Back to the Books!

Well, Christmas break is over, and the first day of classes has begun!  I am not exactly weeping, because I am one of those odd beings that like school.  OK, please, we do exist!
Also, I am writing a Western Mystery Play!  This was at the request of our CBC's mother, and it is to be played next summer.  I am actually quite excited about this.
In all seriousness, though, I am a little nervous about this next half of the school year.  The first semester held its troubles and rough smacks and black days, and I expect the same for the second.  Still, it is encouraging that "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee."
I like to be dependent, so that is a very comforting verse.  God never promised to take away the trials, but he will keep me in them, which makes them quite worth the trouble.
Now, to set forth my 2013 reading list:
(This is tentative, which means I may add to it.)

1. Nicholas Nickleby
2. The Man in the Iron Mask
3. [at least two new Agatha Christie books]
4. Margaret Ogilvy
5. Kidnapped
6. The Holy War
7. The Children of a Legend
8. The City of Masks
9. [at least three new Shakespeare plays]
10. Mansfield Park

These are all books that I have never read before, so I plan to do so in the coming year.  Of course, I will read more than ten books this year, but this is my planned list.

Thanks for reading and God bless,


  1. Writing a play sounds like fun, something I've always wanted to try.

    I hope this year goes nicer for you at school - that is a very comforting verse.

    And your list sounds like a good one! I've been considering reading The Man with the Iron Mask.

  2. I too never read a book just for the romance. The one I came closest to doing so was Seraphina but it was a very side romance and done so well I didn't mind it at all. (And the main plot was more political but that was done so well that I didn't mind it either.)

    I don't normally write romance. I suppose there is hints of it in my books because my characters are all terribly romantic, but when it is in there it is more in the back. One character is more forward, but even his isn't the main plot.

  3. I miss you, dear friend! Hope all is going well at college!! Summer cannot come soon enough!

    I've tagged you in a writing tag over at my blog, so if and when you have a free moment, please stop by!

    Tag questions ~ 1: What is the working title of your book?
    2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
    3: What genre does your book come under?
    4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
    5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
    6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
    7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
    8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
    9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
    10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?


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