The Struggle is REAL!

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I have a major super-book-nerdy problem and I am hoping I am not the only one…

A book I really really reaaaaally want finally comes out and I rush to the store to purchase it ASAP. Unfortunately I am in the middle of another book so I can’t start it right away.  This current read was super interesting and I was digging it…until the new book arrived. Now I can’t concentrate on the current book and it becomes a major struggle to finish it. What the heck is going on?? And how do I fix this? I usually end up power reading through the rest just to get it over with and I tend to not really absorb any of the story that way. Where did my patience go and how do I get it back? I know I could start reading the new book at the same time (but really – I will probably ignore the first read until I finish this new book and then I will forget the story and have to start over.) I want to give 100% to the anticipated book so I probably won’t ever read two at once. The struggle is real!!

Am I the only one who goes through this??

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Musing Mondays (May 12)

musingmondays51Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

This is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today I am going to talk about a book I cannot wait to get my hands on:

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

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This book has been getting so many amazing reviews, it has me intrigued. I’d love to learn more about channeling my creativity in work and life! I’m also a huge movie/filmmaking buff and love that his story is told through the experiences of someone who is such an integral part of the film industry!

What are your Monday musings? Anticipating any new books?!

What I am looking forward to..

I am always online looking for the next great read. In my searches, I come upon titles that are not yet released but have me waiting impatiently for their release date. I thought I would share a few of my “I can’t wait to read these” list!

Firstly and most importantly: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham!!!

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This is the debut novel from my beloved actress Lauren Graham! (You may know her as Lorelai Gilmore on the Gilmore Girls)

Release date: April 30, 2013

Synopsis: “It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Her roommates―her best friend Jane, and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer―are supportive, yet Franny knows a two-person fan club doesn’t exactly count as success. Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. But while she dreams of filling their shoes, in the meantime, she’d happily settle for a speaking part in almost anything-and finding a hair product combination that works.

Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her. And she can’t let herself be distracted by James Franklin, a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class, even though he’s suddenly started paying attention. Meanwhile, her bank account is rapidly dwindling, her father wants her to come home, and her agent doesn’t return her calls. But for some reason, she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for.

Someday, Someday, Maybe is a story about hopes and dreams, being young in a city, and wanting something deeply, madly, desperately. It’s about finding love, finding yourself, and perhaps most difficult of all in New York City, finding an acting job.”

Hurry up April 30th!!!!!! Anyone else excited about this book??

Other books:

  • Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13) May 7, 2013
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson April 2, 2013
  • Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho April 2, 2013

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So many books, so little time!

What books are you looking forward to?