Friday, January 30, 2015

The Cephalopod Coffeehouse presents:

I am sad to report that for the first month ever I have yet to finish any of the three books I have going:
Moby Dick












Great North Road












The Wolf's Hour












My only excuse is that I've also been doing some reading on the 1917/18 Influenza epidemic (which has yet to yield the information I'm seeking, I might add), and...I found a Scrabble app. This past week I did finally attend a little more to reading and focused on a single book (Great North Road, if you're interested) but I am still only 30% done. Not very impressive.

C'est la guerre.

Meanwhile, do check out the other folks who probably did actually read a book here:

http://armchairsquid.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-cephalopod-coffeehouse-january-2015.html

And come back on Monday when I have a very special guest post from one of my favorite authors, Dianne K. Salerni.

22 comments:

  1. Those apps suck you in, don't they?
    Awesome you will be featuring Dianne!

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    1. Scrabble has totally sucked me in.

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  2. Never find a new game app. Amazon sends me notices all the time about new game apps for my Kindle. I close my eyes and delete them.

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  3. Hey, I started Moby-Dick three years ago and still haven't finished. You got lots of time. :D

    And what is this Scrabble app you speak of???? Yes, I need more distractions...

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    1. well, that makes me feel better - as for the Scrabble ap, it's pretty fun, and horribly addicting.

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  4. I have at least three partially finished books on the go at the moment. You are not alone. So not alone.

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    1. I blame the Scrabble ap. Yeah. That's it.

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  5. But at least you're reading. There are so many people who say they should read more and have yet to crack open a book. So, I'd say you're successful in actually doing the reading. Finishing... meh.

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  6. I love information on the flu pandemic. I have two books and a DVD about it. I'd love to write a book about how the pandemic affected American society. It's left out of most history textbooks. Some people have speculated that it was so horrible that everyone wanted to forget it. I want Ken Burns to explore it. I'll volunteer to help. I'm sure he'd be thrilled to have me.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I wish someone would write a book about that because THAT'S the information I"m looking for.

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    2. Perhaps you need to write the book yourself. When people talk about the modern era in literature, they always talk about World War I and people losing traditional beliefs in religion and that sort of thing. No one ever mentions the pandemic.

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  7. Ack. Moby Dick.
    Just don't do it.
    I had to read that book twice in high school. Nobody should have to do that. I still consider it the nemesis of my high school experience, along with a specific English teacher (I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU, MCPHERSON!).

    Forget the whale. Just write!

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    1. I think high school is too young for Moby. It's more of a college experience.

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  8. Our daughter (11) recently asked us to teach her Scrabble. I love the game but I know the frustrations it can inspire when you're first learning. She did alright - don't know if she'll want to play again, though.

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    1. I used to get frustrated, too, because my mom would almost always win - but not anymore :)

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  9. Yes, Scrabble can be addicting. I just finished a book called The Mill River Redemption, by Darcie Chan. I'm getting a fair amount of reading in, as the writing has stalled a bit. Hope you are well, Marcy.

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