Tally Monday- September 29, 2014

Checked Out

  1. Retreat by Joss Whedon
  2. Empty Mansions by Paul Dedman and Clark Rewell
  3. Fire Game by R.L. Stine
  4. Secret Bedroom by R.L. Stine
  5. Ski Weekend by R.L. Stine
  6. Lights Out by R.L. Stine
  7. Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
  8. Practical Classics by Kevin Smokler


  1. Howard’s End by E.M. Foster
  2. The Hard Way on Purpose by David Giffels
  3. The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
  4. Big Fish by Daniel Wallace


  1. A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir
  2. Retreat by Joss Whedon
  3. Twilight by Joss Whedon
  4. Ariel by Sylvia Plath



See that?  That’s how a Tally Monday should look!  Only, maybe it should have more reading on it and less TBR.  I’ve never been very good at math.

This week I have been suffering afresh from my book fever.  It seems to be something that happens around this time every year.  Last year I wrote in my journal that “I am surrounded by my piles of books to read and projects to do, surrounded by the piles that are my mess of a life.”  Wow.  Downer, right?  And it’s still true today.  I mean, I definitely feel like a mess and while my piles of books may not be the actual cause of that it certainly doesn’t help.  I feel pulled in every direction.  Does this happen to normal readers?

So, this week I will take a look at my stack again and see what needs to go and do some reorganization.  It’s time to streamline.  It’s also time to nip my spending in the bud, get healthier, and write some good shit.  Fall was always the time I year when I felt the most alive.  Best to start this kick off of clean with some Fear Street, right?  I mean, tis the season.

I am looking forward to October and everything that I have planned.  Next Monday starts the Twain Challenge!