Sunday, November 2, 2014
Beating the Funk: Progress is Being Made (Part 2)
So I started to actively attempt to Beat the Funk and documented my efforts in Beating the Funk: Looking For Inspiration (Part 1). While I've documented my progress in my head (in blog post style, at that), I've failed to jump back on and tell you guys how it's going. And... it's going unbelievably well!! I'm nothing if not goal oriented it seems.
I started with Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella the very night I returned from my search for inspiration. I have to say that my funky mood made me quite a bit judgmental and I didn't enjoy this series the way others seem to. I usually like Sophie Kinsella's characters because they are quirky, awkward, funny but still adorable. I thought Rebecca was selfish and a tad stupid. Obviously my funk didn't allow me to view this series the way others do. I did read it in one night though and it has been ages since I did that.
The next day I started Uglies by Scott Westerfield. I've been wanting to read this book for some time but it never appeared at my eLibrary so I never got around to it. I liked it well enough but it read like a middle grade read instead of YA read but I'm not sure if that was just me. I finished it in two days. At this point, I'm pursuing a goal but not really enjoying myself. I'd continue with series, don't get me wrong but I'm still not excited here.
Then... I started City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This one definitely ignited a spark. It isn't the best series I've read or anything but I disappeared into this book quickly and really ENJOYED reading it. The other good news? I finished 3 books in a week. I hadn't done that in forever.
So...I headed back to the book store. I picked up 3 more...
What do you think of my choices? And my progress?