Weekly Geeks: Get Organized

January 11, 2010 at 12:10 am 4 comments

Yeah, this is an old picture -- but appropriate, right?

In the New Year, we at LT have decided to follow Weekly Geeks and use their prompts to provide us with one post a week. We’ll do this for approximately a month, and if we like it and get responses, we’ll continue! For more about Weekly Geeks, click here. This week’s prompt can be found here.

In the spirit of this week’s prompt, I took a stack of books to the library that I am not going to read any time soon. Ordinarily, I would leave the pile there for months, watching it grow instead of shrink, and being wracked with guilt every time I passed it over in favor of a book on my shelves.  I also gave my bookshelf a thorough cleaning, set aside books to sell and give away, while making room for the books I found under my tree this year. I even worked on my Goodreads page, something I am terrible at updating, and replied to a Goodreads friend whom I had been accidentally ignoring.

I certainly feel better now that all of that’s squared away, but finishing that to-do list just means there is a void in my mind (and my Google Tasks widget) that demands to be filled with LT’s plans for the future.

So what’s in the stars for LT this year?

* The Rereadings series. This series has actually already started, with Corey’s post on Friday. This series will involve us revisiting some of our favorite books and seeing how our perspectives on them have changed, if indeed they have. The Rereadings series is inspired by Anne Fadiman’s Rereadings, and will most likely run until we are out of ideas.

* The LT Classics Challenge. I haven’t forgotten my pledge to relaunch this series, and I promise, February is the month! I am currently working on a reading list which should include Far from the Madding Crowd, something by Elizabeth Gaskell, The Inferno, and some other classic that doesn’t look too intimidating.

* We’re still continuing Fairy Tale Friday, of course, but we’ll be alternating it with the Rereadings series and probably incorporating more modern fairy tales or fairy tale-like stories, such as Lips Touch by Laini Taylor.

* A few changes to the layout might come up as soon as Corey has time, and I’m sure we’ll have a couple of tweaks here, a few widgets there, as the year progresses. We’ll also be updating the Twitter feed as often as it makes sense, so if you’re on Twitter, follow us! You can find us @littransgressor.

* No doubt a few surprises will come up along the way! Here’s hoping you’ll all join us in the new year :)


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Corey  |  January 11, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Your copy of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell still blows my mind. It’s post-it-tastic!

    Also, yeah, let us confer about layout!

    • 2. KT  |  January 11, 2010 at 8:06 am

      It still looks like that! I haven’t the heart to ruin my detailed referencing system. A spanking-new “reading” copy is on its way to me as we speak, though :)

      And sure! This sounds like a topic for an e-mail — I promise, tonight I should have time!

  • 3. Maggi  |  January 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Your goals sound excellent. You got so much done on your blog!

    • 4. Corey  |  January 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm

      We keep plugging away, that’s for sure. :)


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