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Books read in November and December

November

Yet again this seems to have turned into an every-second-month post. I actually considered whether I should change the series to only update every two months, if that is what seems more natural. However, I’ve decided that it was a coincidence that it happened twice in a row. I couldn’t post September’s update, because my laptop was in the shop for a hard drive transplant. I didn’t post November’s update due to NaNoWriMo and pure exhaustion. It was circumstantial why this happened. So these posts will continue the same way they have before. I really enjoy writing them and I hope someone enjoys reading them.

So let’s move on to the exciting stuff.
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Rethinking what’s really important

Rethinking

Well, well, where have I been? Actually, I haven’t been anywhere. I’ve been hiding from anything that resembles work or social media. This was quite unplanned as I had so many ambitious ideas for December. Then I was forced to retreat and evaluate my approach to my life when I realised how unenthusiastic I was feeling about my own plans.

Now I’m back with possibly the least original post title I’ve ever written, but hey. I had my whole life to think about. There was no time left to think about creative titles.
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NaNoWriMo: Looking back on the past month

Update2

(aka, how not to do NaNoWriMo)

It’s been a while since I posted here. As you might have guessed, especially if you’ve been reading for more than a year, this means that NaNoWriMo went badly. The amount of time that I had to dedicate purely to writing during November meant that there was simply no time left over for a blog update.

So, to get it out of the way right now, I did win (which simply means that I reached the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days), but it was definitely an ungraceful win. (more…)


NaNoWriMo: Am I getting slower with age?

Update1

Hi everyone, this post will be short one and more along the lines of an observation than a fully fledged post. I have to get back to writing. (more…)


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Quote Saturday: Why I blog

Why I blog


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Quote Saturday: Tyrant

Tyrant


Books read in September and October

Hey guys, so we’re doing things a little differently today. You may remember that I took an unexpected blog hiatus when my almost-five-year-old laptop’s hard drive failed. Last when I posted my laptop was still in for repairs and I didn’t know how much data I was going to lose. (more…)


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Quote Saturday: Achievement requires sacrifice

Sacrifice for achievement


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Quote Saturday: Revolutions happen for a reason

Revolutions happen for a reason


Hiatus

You might have noticed that I haven’t been around to post or reply to comments. The reason for this is that my laptop’s hard drive died suddenly and without warning of any kind. One moment I was just casually browsing and the next my screen was covered with an error message.

That was 10 days ago.

So I’m announcing a blog hiatus and I don’t know how long it will last. Even if I get my laptop back tomorrow there will not be a post next week. I don’t know yet how much data I’m going to lose. My laptop might just come back to me wiped blank of nearly five years of work and I don’t have any complete backups.

Fingers crossed,

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Quote Saturday: A Poem of Ice and Fire

Poem of Ice and Fire


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Quote Saturday: Nostalgia skews memory

Nostalgia


A conversation with my blogging conscience

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Yes, I talk to myself. (more…)


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Quote Saturday: The natural world cannot be controlled

Natural world cannot be controlled


When you drop your phone

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And the feeling in your stomach when you have to pick it back up…

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Quote Saturday: The most important feature of humans

Most important feature of humans


Introverts unite!

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Calling all introverts… (more…)


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Quote Saturday: Happiness must come from within

Happiness


The persistent story

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The story that really wants to be written. (more…)


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Quote Saturday: A grammar lesson in how memory works

Grammar lesson in memory


Books read in August

August

I mean book read in August. Well, book and two short stories… And a few chapters of another book… Let’s just move on. (more…)


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Quote Saturday: The defining traits of success

Defining traits


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Quote Saturday: Human consciousness

Consciousness


Colouring for adults

Colouring for adults

Let’s revisit the colouring books of our childhood. Colouring for adults is way less kinky than it sounds. (more…)