Generally, I am a list-maker. Seeing everything I need to do, and knowing if I do one, I can cross one off -- and god, that's a delicious little feeling. I sometimes start the list with things that I've just done, just so I have something to cross off. But that's just between you and me...
So if I were to make a list, this is what it would look like:
- read and review all current review books (this would be split into all of them, but I am behind and there are a lot)
- record teasers for books and schedule
- record a few Kids Corner posts and reviews
- catch up and get ahead on meme work
- write up YA love rant (it's been stewing)
- figure out something for blogiversary -- hey, that's in a couple of days, did you know that? Had plans, haven't done a damn thing...
- Finish (for the love of god, finish) all Jane in June prizes and send. them. out!
- make schedule of posts for the next few weeks and use as guide
Part of my current situation is that I don't want to do the things I should be doing because I have stacks and stacks of shiny new books from ALA to read (and 6 more came today, including an ARC of Beautiful Darkness -- which you may recall, I already have. So guess what got added to the prize pool...) But maybe I just need inspiration, something new to take over my brain.
So I come to you with 2 questions:
- How do you break yourself out of a funk?
- What would you like to see on Book Rat?
*Which of course made me think of this: "I have seen a great many lists of her drawing-up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through—and very good lists they were—very well chosen, and very neatly arranged—sometimes alphabetically, and sometimes by some other rule. The list she drew up when only fourteen—I remember thinking it did her judgment so much credit, that I preserved it some time; and I dare say she may have made out a very good list now." (Knightley, Emma) Jane in June may be over, but you know there's no escaping my Jane.