Really Random Tuesday is a meme created by Suko at Suko's Notebook which is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of.
Recently, I discovered that I have statistical information appearing in my blog. I had never noticed them before but they have been fascinating to read. I thought I would share with you the top most viewed posts. I am agog as to why these have been chosen more than others.
So the top three viewed posts are:
1) The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Aherne
2) Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
3) Finding Sky by Joss Stirling.
The third one I can understand as it is current, but the other two I can't work out.
Talking of blogs, mine is having a little bit of a face lift at the moment. I hadn't realised than when a lot of you look at my blog, you were seeing a different view to me. I had not realised that my title was out of sync with the header. No one ever told me, so apologies for looking at a wonky screen. My husband decided that I needed to make it a little slicker, so the picture will change soon too.
On the writing front, I am still where I was before Christmas. I now have two first drafts and found I was experiencing an extreme case of writer's block. I have helped my writer's block a little after reading about morning journals. Morning journals basically involve writing three pages of continuous thoughts as soon as you wake up. No time to grab a cup of coffee or turn the kettle on for a cup of tea. You write straight away. Well I began to carry out this ritual at the beginning of last week and I have say it does work. My brain is full to the brim of things I would like to write about, all desperate to have their five minutes of fame. I can highly recommend this activity. It has helped me to come up with different ideas for my blog as well as for my two first drafts.If you want to write, but find it hard to let your writer muse out, then try out the morning journals.
I am joining a creative writing group this week too, which I am really excited about. The group is run by an ex journalist from Writers News, so I am looking forward to learning from her.
On a final note, I went to my book club last Thursday and we picked The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson for our next read. We discussed The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and I was surprised to find that quite a few of the book club members really didn't like it at all. They found it boring and slow. I loved it, but I think you have to enjoy that kind of genre to be able to get into it.
That is a round up of my bookish news this week. What have you been up to?