I have completed half of the goal that I set for myself this year. Really happy that I'm getting some reading done even with life being as crazy as it is.
I have finished 8 out of the books that I originally included in the post. Right now, I'm reading My Frankenstein, which is fun. Frankenstein & Philosophy remains abandoned even now. It isn't just dry; it is also repetitive, which makes it even worse!
Parent Material: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Others’ Take: The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein by Stephen Jones
Historical Retakes: Anno Frankenstein by Jonathan Green
- Genre Spins: Steampunk: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Zdenko Basic
Young Adult Forays: Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
Sci-Fi Pastiche: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
- Philosophical Entree: Frankenstein and Philosophy by Nicholas Michaud
Series Picker-Uppers: The Second Birth of Frankenstein by Will Hill
- Prequels: This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
- Precipitating Conditions: The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo
- Character Spotlight: My Frankenstein by Michael J. Lee
- Technological Difficulties: Frankenstein’s Cat by Emily Anthes
- Changed Perspectives: Frankenstein’s Monster by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
- Graphic Detail: Monster Of Frankenstein by Dick Briefer, David Jacobs, Alicia Jo Rabins Edwards
Besides this, I am also playing Book Bingo with my workmates. At the moment, I'm reading a book for the Myth-Based shelf
this is the progress that I've made so far:
As you guys know, we started a Writing Bingo game at work, as well. So far, I've written a short story in the Romance genre, one with a Philosophical twist, and a play! Now, I'm writing a story that starts with a certain phrase. The phrase was chosen by our long-suffering readers and goes like, "Once upon a time, sharks flew across the sky."
As if I don't have enough things going, I am so tempted to start this game. If I do, I think I'll let it extend beyond May 2017 because I want to finish as many books off my TBR as I can! I have already rolled the dice for the first time and got 7 viz.
and I'm thinking of reading this one because I haven't had a chance to read it yet:
I think I'll be starting with this one and take my time to finish writing about each personality:
Exercise 1: Free Write
"Take three personalities, and spend fifteen minutes free writing in their voice. You can write about absolutely anything – what you ate for breakfast, which elder god will swallow the world, or what the character’s life is like – as long as you do it with their personality".
I want to start with, A cultist on the edge of losing their soul to an elder god,
because it sounds very Malazan-esque and really cool!
A short story content that I will be participating in. Here are the details:
The daddy of all awards and I want to participate in this one. The deadline is mid of May and I kept thinking I had time but now April's almost gone and I'm panicking. I have the beginnings of an idea but I don't yet know how to pull it off. Moreover, the idea tells me that the story is going to be Military SciFi/Fantasy. I might have read books in this genre but writing a story seems impossible.
Stick along for the ride & I promise, I'll keep you posted!