Book Tag: Reader Problems

Several weeks ago, one of my favorite book bloggers (Romance Novels for the Beach) completed the Reader problems tag. I couldn’t help but try it out myself.

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I read the one that I’ve been anticipating the most.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

It depends on why I don’t care for the book. If I only have an issue with the storyline, I’ll read to the end. If I have issues with grammar and spelling I will stop reading the book by page ten. If the storyline is okay and the editing is poor I will probably finish the book. One series I’ve been reading has notoriously poor editing, but the storyline is very interesting.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I have yet to encounter this problem. *Kanye Shrug*

4. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?

As long as the content matches and the storyline flows well, I do not care about the covers in a series matching.

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Creativity on the Internet

While I am not a fan of making fun of people who are experiencing hard times, I found the creativity that followed the arrest of Donna Goudeau amusing . I cannot imagine what she was feeling at the time of her arrest, and she is currently serving time for the crime she was apprehended for. For this reason I will not post the interview from her arrest, you can look it up on your own. However, I will post the artistic reinterpretations by Anthony Hamilton and his background singers.

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Bassist Ryan Copeland took creativity to a entirely new level by putting “some quartet bass” on Anthony Hamilton’s Remix. You can find out more  information about Ryan Copeland on his website. * Sounds best while wearing headphones.

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Another Youtuber “Doingear” blended the two together seamlessly creating a longer version.

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I love the creativity that’s found on the internet. I hope this makes you smile the same way it made me smile. 🙂

On Voting in 2014

I will keep this short.

Today, I entered the polls and voted without showing an I.D. This may be the last election where this is the case. I will not get into the modern political dealings of Voter I.D laws, but reflect on my understanding of them.My grandparents lived in an era where choosing to vote clashed with laws engineered to make exercising their constitutional right difficult. Less than 50 years ago in 1965 then-President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. This act, developed in an effort to end disenfranchisement and voter suppression, has provided protection to groups that historically have been disenfranchised. Why challenge the voting process now? What has changed in the last few elections to warrant this? Fraud exists and will continue to exist regardless of safety guards developed to ward against it.