Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#BookBlogWriMo - Day 26 - Cheating on Books

Today I am tasked with telling you my favorite ways of cheating on books. The full title in the challenge includes t.v. and movies, but I don't actually cheat on books that much with t.v. and movies. Seriously, we have family movie night every single night before sending the kids to bed (it has made bedtime a breeze) and I usually spend it reading rather than watching the movie or t.v. show that the children have picked. My husband and I are currently watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix, starting at the beginning, we're part way through season three now. We watch an episode or two each night, but I wouldn't consider that cheating on books because it's just the time that my husband and I spend together, just the two of us. Unless you want to consider spending time with my husband cheating on books, in which case, guilty.

No, the way that I cheat on books is far more addictive than even television. I cheat on books with Facebook. That is my ultimate procrastinating tool, and I've found myself using it more during the month of November than previously, because I have been feeling very strong urges to procrastinate working on my #NaNoWriMo project. I haven't even hit 25K yet on that, so I'm pretty sure I'm not going to win this year, but since I also already decided that no one will see the MS I've been working on as it stands (it got way too personal) I'm okay with that. I still might take bits and pieces from it for another story that I've wanted to write for a while because I think small portions of it would work, but for the most part, it's a wash.

Anyway, back on topic, when I'm not reading, I am most likely on Facebook or doing housework or interacting with my children, but in my free me time it's a battle between Facebook and books, and right now, Facebook is winning my love. I actually don't think I've finished a single book in November (except that novella I read for the blog tour, but I don't count that since it was just a novella). I've read 127 books so far this year, but only one of those (because on Goodreads the novella counts) was in November. That math just doesn't add up. And it's all #NaNoWriMo and Facebook's fault.

So how do you cheat on books? - Katie

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