It happens to all of us at some point. It’s been three weeks since you read a book without DNFing it. Maybe you’re a college student who’s been burned out by hefty required reading lists. Maybe your work schedule demands every moment of everyday and you just don’t have the time. There’s a hundred different reasons to fall into a reading slump, but one thing is always the same- you feel guilty.
This month I read all the books on my May TBR as well as three extras.
I completed two reviews, both for Reader Views. Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers is a science fiction anthology edited by Sarena Ulibarri. It features short stories revolving around clean and renewable energy. The second is The Songs We Hide by Connie Hampton Connally, a historical fiction novel covering Hungary’s transition to communism in the early 1950’s.
I also read the first three manga volumes of My Hero Academia. My best friend got me into this series, and I’m loving both the manga and the anime so far.
A few days ago, I submitted a piece of fiction to Flash Fiction Online. I’m now waiting to hear back from them. They have a great selection of flash fiction to read through in all different genres. I highly recommend it!
Currently, I’m reading River’s Child by Mark Daniel Seiler and working on a new fantasy short story. On my Goodreads Challenge, I’m two books behind schedule, but I think I’ll be able to catch up on that this month.
The Saugatuck Story Festival and Writers’ Conference is a three-day event taking place from October 12th-14th in Westport, Connecticut.
This festival is chance to build community through story in a unique collaboration between the Westport Library and Staples High School.
Attendees will travel between walkable stages to view talks, performances, and other events will take place throughout Westport during the course of the Festival.
The one-day writers’ conference features panels for teens and adults, delivered by professionals working in the publishing industry and educators. With a focus on craft, writers will receive high-quality instruction.
For more information, check out the social media links below!