Gearing Up for May
A to Z Challenge is coming to an end, but the challenge is far from over. Yes, the very tough alphabets X, Y and Z are looming large over my head!!
Hopefully, I will be able to manage some stories for X, Y and Z.
Needless to say, that April has been very hectic and active for my old grey cells. I am planning to give them a break and allow them to relax and rejuvenate with some interesting reading, this May.
What? You think that would entail work and no play for the grey cells? Well, I think, they are destined to stay alert and active, always. And am sure they will enjoy to explore the interesting and varied worlds created by different authors.
So, I am all set to read a lot this May and last week, I ordered 4 books from Flipkart.
Bridget Jones Diary and To Kill a Mockingbird, I bought based on the recommendation of ObsessiveMom Tulika who’s been sharing about works and lives of some very prolific and fabulous authors from A to Z, this April.
We Need to Talk About Kevin has been on my wish list for a long time and when last month, Psych Babbler wrote about meeting the author where she shared some insights about this book, I immediately pushed this book higher on my wish list. And thus this book was ordered too.
I had read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, when I was in college. And somehow, I wanted to re-read it again!
Also, I have a lot of review books to read as well. So May looks all exciting and fun.
What are your plans for May?
April 27, 2014 5:32 pm|
What is your intake for secret energy?BOOST?
April 27, 2014 5:34 pm|
Oh rest and relaxation top my list for May. Also travel plans in the works. Then the last week is set for back to school prep 🙂
But will miss blogging for sure. I might pop in for an occasional post. Already scheduled the post for May 1st 😉
April 27, 2014 5:43 pm|
Shilpa! It’s been taxing and my worry is Z and hope I do justice. I am looking for the much needed 10 to 15 days break post the challenge. I may just post few poems in between if the writing bugs hit.
April 27, 2014 5:54 pm|
I feel good right now and would like to try and stay “in the zone” as it were by collating all of my educational-themed posts and seeing how they flow altogether in a book format. I will, also, have report cards to write in school soon. Finally, I will be helping my 82 year old mother move into a nursing home for June 1st. That will be the big event for May. All in all, the A-to-Z Challenge has been a great experience. 🙂
April 27, 2014 6:23 pm|
Since I pre-wrote all of my A to Z postings, April was busy, but not nerve-wracking so I have lots of energy to devote to May’s project: re-hauling my book, and deciding once and for all if it’s worthy of publication.
Also, I have been introduced to some interesting books through other A to Z’ers like Truman by David McCullough and the Susan Grafton series.
April 27, 2014 8:29 pm|
Break!! It’s been too hectic…I just am so tired of having to press the publish button!
April 27, 2014 8:51 pm|
Nice to know that you are an avid reader. I love to read books, however presently my stamina is not what it was few years ago. Recently I have read some new authors and am impressed. If you wish I will let you know the names of books. My id is in my profile.
April 27, 2014 8:55 pm|
I too want to read that diary of a young girl, and maybe to kill a mocking bird, as these days, I see myself read classics and literary fiction, more.
April 27, 2014 10:48 pm|
I know, this must be so draining, intellectually. Kudos to your spirit 🙂
April 27, 2014 11:08 pm|
yep! rest and relax.. but don’t stay away for too long! you will be missed.
I’ve read the first 2 and liked them.. the next 2 seem interesting
April 28, 2014 4:04 pm|
I am waiting to read the diary of a young girl. This is prescribed by NCERT for class X this year. I am yet to buy it for my son and I too am excited to read this.
For me MAY will be vacation time, home away from home and mostly will be on a digital detox.
April 28, 2014 7:25 pm|
Superb choice of reading, Shilpa! All four books are wonderful and – don’t be surprised to find yourself going back and reading them again. I hope you will share your thoughts about these books! ♥
April 29, 2014 3:53 pm|
hvt heard of – Talk about Kevin. Will wait for ur review
May 1, 2014 7:07 pm|
Awesome books to read 🙂 I was in between reading two novels… will finish those up 🙂