So you guys remember a few weeks ago when I found the chapter-by-chapter read-through of Fifty Shades of Grey, courtesy Jennifer Armintrout?
Essentially, this brave soul is doing LINE EDITS of the entire Twilight saga. Yes, including the novella and the unpublished Midnight Sun. Right now, she’s in the midst of Eclipse, but (because I don’t have anything better to do, right?) I got into the archives and started at the beginning. Which was July 2010.
It’s like CANDY. Delicious, OCD-happy grammar candy.
There are some comments she makes that I don’t agree with (I’m a lot more lenient about the number of sentence fragments in the story, for example), but by and large it’s a hilarious and illuminating look at the books. I’m picking up new grammar and style related stuff almost as much as I’m laughing out loud at my computer.
Which means my productivity has been shot to hell. Ah well.On to the July goal updates!
1) Finish August Buzz articles by July 13.
The movies are about halfway done; the weird news is only just started. Hoping to make more headway on both tonight, especially the weird news. Although there are a lot more movies coming out this month than I anticipated.
On a related note, if you guys find any stupid criminal stories, send ‘em my way. Even if I don’t use them this month, I can use them next month.
2) Read 1 book a week.
Hahaha! So far I’ve read:
Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry
Firelight by Kristen Callihan
Changeless by Gail Carriger
Dracula by Bram Stoker (started it ages ago, finished this weekend!)
As well as five romance novellas, three of which were in an anthology I purchased last week.
My name is Michelle and I’m a book addict. “Hi, Michelle!”
3) Update blog twice a week.
So far, so good: three updates last week, plus one so far this week. I’ve got a review of Firelight mostly written, and I will have my thoughts up on Dracula sometime soon.
How has your July been so far? Anybody seen the new Spider-Man movie? (That’s also on the to-do list somewhere.)