I didn’t finish my TBR list from September, I had 4 books planned and read only 2, plus manga, graphic novels, webtoons (more than my usual daily doses) and some other books that were not on the list.
Do I rebel against my self inflicted limitations?
Am I leaving the best for the last and then I run out of time?
Overoptimistic and believe I can do it all?
Who knows but, lucky me, I read Misty’s post (mistysbookspace) and that saved me from writing an awkward wrap up with 2 books and a dissertation about procrastination and other demons. I have several books that I have started but never finished, so OWNtober tag it is!
- Post a blogpost saying you’ll be joining me in my battle against the ever-growing physical TBR-piles and pingback to this post.
- Share your list of all the books you own and then decide which ones you’re going to read first.
- If you can’t figure out a sequence for yourself, you can always start a poll and let others help you out!
- If you’re sharing your updates on social media, use #OWNtober so we can follow up on each other!
Inktober meets OWNtober
Following the Inktober* spirit, I am going to read some of my art books. I have looked at the drawing examples countless times but never actually read anything from them. I just touch the pages and pretend I will suck the anatomy knowledge through my fingers. So, I’m doing both, reading and drawing. Norwegian Wood and The Art Spirit (the first one a novel from my September TBR, the second one a compilation of Henri’s beliefs and theories about art) feel like a good transition towards the last 3 books which will get more practical.
In reading order
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
- The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
- How to Draw What You See by Rudy De Reyna
- Figure Drawing for all it’s worth by Andrew Loomis
- Mastering Manga by Mark Crilley
*Inktober is an ink drawing challenge that started back in 2009.