I got some good reading in last year, but, like most things last year, my reading fell short of what I’d hoped for. The biggest failure was not succeeding at the 2013 Women in Genre Reading Challenge from World’s Without End. My other big reading fail of 2013 was buying way too many ebooks, digital comics, and audiobooks. My ‘to be read’ pile would probably fill up a couple rooms in our apartment if it were physical instead of digital.
So, reading in 2014 is going to be about addressing the mistakes of reading in 2013. My two big goals are succeeding at my reading challenge this year (a Speculative Fiction by Authors of Color Challenge) and cutting a large swath through my TBR pile.
The 2nd Batch
So awhile back I read Chuck Wendig’s post about his new coffee snobbery. Reading it made me desperately want a Chemex. I’m not really a coffee drinker, but I’ve always wanted to be. I enjoy ritual with food and drink and have always wanted to have a nice, slow, enjoyable coffee making process. Unfortunately I could never really get over not liking most coffee. My wife picked up a Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine a couple years ago and I found I did like the milk and coffee drinks it made (the Latte Macchiato in particular) but never the straight up coffee.
Hey folks! It’s been awhile since I did one of these but over at Terribleminds awesome author Chuck Wendig has launched his first flash fiction challenge of the new year. In this case we were offered two lists of 20 items each. Roll a die or use a random number generator to pick a word off each list and voila – you have your flash fiction title. Oh, and you can add “The” as needed.
So I rolled and ended up with “The Invisible Encyclopedia”. Read, enjoy.
The Invisible Encyclopedia
You might call it, and some have of course, Monopsychism, Unus Mundus, the Collective Unconscious, or the World Soul, but we call it The Invisible Encyclopedia and it’s in danger. Someone out there has gone into business for themselves. We don’t know who they are; we call them The Editor. My name is Ha Sung Hwa and along with my friends Lila Molesky and Basel Rizk we’re hunting The Editor.
We’re trying to anyway, but it has NOT been going well.
As you are probably aware I write a fantasy serial that gets posted over at JukePop Serials. That’s the “cover” for the serial you see over on the right hand side of my homepage and at the bottom of every post.
If you aren’t aware well: I write a fantasy serial that gets posted over at JukePop Serials. It’s a series of shared-world short stories set in a world dominated by an Empire that has built itself up through the use of a created slave race. This particular slave race are called the Soulless and they are created by the Fleshcrafters’ Guild who transform animals into people.
So I’m becoming more and more of a music omnivore. There are very few genres of music I don’t like, and in fact my music collection probably has at least one representative of most any well known genre. They only major exception I can think of off the top of my head are Boy/Girl Group Pop Genres where how pretty the singer(s) are and how well they dance are often as or more important than the actual music. No. Sorry – this is not, has never been, and probably will never be my thing.