Fall Reading 2017 – Herbstlesen: Day 3

Day 3 of our cozy reading thing in October. (In case you’re wondering it will go on every weekend until the end of October as far as I know.)

I’m planning to maybe get a thing or two done today, and still have time to sit down and finish reading „The Delirium Brief“*. I also picked up „Why We Sleep“* again but I’m not quite in the mood for non-fiction.

Today I even managed to remember to take a picture of my breakfast (food pictures are a thing for this event) though I’m afraid it’s not looking much.

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Imagine yummy blueberries, banana, amd muesli under the heap of yogurt, and honey would have been more photogenic than rice sirup but rice sirup has less fructose which is a good thing if you’re fructose-intolerant.

So I’ll update this post periodically. Only 40 more pages until the end of the novel I’m reading, it’s getting pretty tense.

 

Update 4 pm:

Well, actually the only thing I have done so far was reading, playing games on my iPad, refreshing instagram, and finish reading „The Delirium Brief“. Oh my, this one is so good! And now I’ll have to wait for the next in the series to find our what happens next which is really unbearable.

I also helped make lunch. We had chili for the second time this week because there were ripe avocados in need of being eaten. Also an excellent pinot that was already open:

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Seems I need to work on my picture-taking skills. One of these days they’ll turn out less blurry.

I also worked a little more on the crochet blanket I showed you last week, and ran out of yarn knitting my Easy sahwl by Martina Behm. This is the second time this has happened. Each time I’m knitting along, hoping to be able to finish the shawl, only to run out of yarn shortly before the end. The first time I had thought I had a 150 gram skein when in fact it’s only 100 grams, and this time I had weighed everything really carefully, and ran out six rows before the end.

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There might have been a way to fudge it but I didn’t want to so I ripped half of it back (and a bit more so that I won’t run out of yarn the next time, and started knitting i for the third time.

I am getting a little sick of the project but I have to say I’m getting good knitting mileage out of this yarn.

I’m not quite sure what novel to start reading next so I went back to „The Freelancer’s Survival Guide“* by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I started this back in August and have found it really good and fascinating. Also somewhat tough but that’s a good thing.

For fiction I’m waflling between J. F. Penn’s „Gates of Hell“*Estelle Ryan’s „The Braque Connection“, and reading samples that I have downloaded. Discarding some of those from my ereader would be a good thing but usually I just end up putting most of them into the „to be bought later“-folder which doesn’t really solve anything.

 

Update 7.45 pm:

I never really gave up hope to do something productive today but the only thing I did get done was making a list of things to talk about on my knitting podcast for the next episode. I do an English episode every ten episodes where I talk about everything I talked about before which is rather epic. I also want to mention that due to the layout of this blog links are really hard to read because hypothetically they are gray and the regular text is black but – because I turned the background color to a pale yellow – they actually look the exact same. Sorry. So if you have an inkling that something might be a link just let your mouse hover over it to see if it actually is a link.

There was a point where I thought I’d keep my writing stuff and the rest of my life separate but that’s not really me. So if you’re interested in knitting and maybe also understand German follow the link above to my knitting podcast.

The one thing I did get done as well – apart from watching an episode of „How I Met Your Mother“ while eating dinner (and again – no picture) was to watch the second one of Nick Stephenson’s free videos about marketing. While crocheting a bit more on my blanket. I really hate video because you have to sit down and listen and watch but it’s bearable while doing something else.

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Sorry, the crochet is really dark. We have this awesome energy-saving lightbulbs everywhere in the house that make taking pictures really hard when it’s dark. Anyways, he got me all riled up about marketing and being a professional author (which I’m not quite yet), and so I just went and bought the Susanne Winter domain name, and some web hosting. So if everything goes right (which it should) I’ll write from the new and shiny susannewinter.com-site next week. (Unfortunately it isn’t live yet. Bummer.)

I still haven’t worked on the novel today, and judging by the time and my Oktoberfest-beer-level nothing in that realm will happen today. But still. Progress. In a way. At least I have a round crocheted on this blanket, and I finished reading a novel. And started reading „Reader Magnets“ by – you guess it – Nick Stephenson.

I’m really looking forward to next weekend’s „Herbstlesen“ and to see you guys again. For now I’m out, I need to get up early again tomorrow because my son needs to go to school, and I like making him breakfast.

 

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11 Comments

      1. Chili mit Reis? Lustig, ich mache da entweder Brot oder Nudeln dazu. *g*

        Das mit der Wolle ist wirklich ärgerlich, vor allem da du vor dem zweiten Versuch alles ausgewogen hast. Ich hoffe sehr, dass der dritte Versuch dann auch wirklich erfolgreich ist!

        Ich bin mir gerade auch nicht sicher, was ich als nächstes lesen soll. Ich hätte zwar noch ein paar Seiten in “Heroine Worship”, aber so richtig passt das Buch gerade nicht in meine Stimmung. Leseproben anlesen stelle ich mir vor wie “Wunschzettel ausmisten” – bei mir bringt das in der Regel auch nur die Bestätigung, dass ich die Bücher irgendwann wirklich haben möchte. 😉

      2. Das mit dem Leseproben ausmisten ist Stimmungssache. Es gibt so Tage, da fliegt das meiste wieder runter, ist auch nicht schlecht.
        Die guten Bücher kommen normalerweise wieder.

        Chili essen wir entweder mit Reis oder mit Polenta. Klassisch eben.

      3. Ich habe sowohl mit Videos als auch mit Podcasts ein Problem. Es gibt wirklich sehr wenig Leute, denen ich zuhören mag, während ich ja professionell gemachte Hörbücher wirklich genießen kann.

        Hab einen guten Start in die Woche und pack dir nicht immer so viel auf die To-do-Liste. 😉

      4. Darüber hatten wir ja schon geredet, Video ist für mich auch häufig unerträglich, Podcasts, die gut gemacht sind, liebe ich, Hörbücher machen mich wahnsinnig.

        Meine Zu-Tun-Liste ist dieser Tage eigentlich recht überschaubar. Ich war am Wochenende bloß so faul.

    1. Danke. Werde ich haben.

      Wobei ich mich manchmal schon frage, was an solchen Büchern so unterhaltsam ist. In Wirklichkeit wäre das alles äußerst schrecklich.

      Es heißt ja, Horrorautoren seien sehr vergnügt, optimistisch und ausgeglichen. Vielleicht ein ähnlicher Effekt.

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  1. Oh nein, das klingt ja sehr ärgerlich mit der Wolle! Wenn ich etwas auftrennen und nochmal häkeln/stricken muss, verlässt mich meistens völlig die Lust an dem Projekt. Ich hoffe, du kannst es bald erfolgreich zu einem Ende bringen!

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    1. Ich bin dafür berüchtigt, dass ich alles so oft auftrenne, bis ich zufrieden bin. Dann habe ich wenigstens gute Geschichten zu erzählen in meinem Strickpodcast.

      Ich stricke so viel, dass mich da wenig schockt. Wobei ich zugeben muss, dass mich der Pulli, den ich vier Mal gestrickt habe, dann am Ende doch ziemlich genervt hat.

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      1. Bewundernswert. Ich habe für so etwas gar keine Geduld und bin schon froh, wenn ich bei einem zweiten Anlauf nicht entnervt aufgebe.

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