Friday, August 27, 2010

What Should I Read?

First off, let me start out by playing a little Ray LaMontagne:

Now, where were we?

Oh yes - schemes.  I'm fairly prolific in schemes.  Some of you may remember my sugar fast last year, and more recently my desire to run a marathon (if I can ever get my fat butt out of bed in the mornings.)

My latest desire/scheme is to read a book a week for a year.  That's right folks.

One book, every week, for an entire year.

Now I need your help.  I'm trying to compile a most amazingly amazing book list. I need 52 books. Any and all suggestions are welcomed. Any genre, any type, any era.

After getting the list together I will proceed to read.  My goal is to also blog about my thoughts on the book and any other general inspirations that come from the literary work.

My hope is that I will become well versed in my knowledge and understanding of the printed page, more prolific in current and past literary trends, but most of all I hope to rediscover my passion and kindle a desire to continue the habit of reading throughout my life.

Also, I hope that it gives me some really sweet ideas for my own writing.  Imitate the best I always say.

So what do you have for me?  What's your favorite book?  What have you been dying to read?

Please share in the comments section or email me personally.

I thank you in advance.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Name, New Style

A friend of mine sent me an IM last night: "your link to the blog is taking me somewhere funky."

During the investigation, I have come to find out that Hostmonster had deleted my hosting because my credit card expired.  They had every right to do such things, but it would have been nice to get a call or an email.  I would have happily updated my billing info.  (Further inspection of an old email has shown evidence that they have indeed attempted to contact me and fill me in on the situation, but I had not in fact done my due diligence in checking that old email.)

Although this empty domain and hosting site distresses me, I only shed a single tear.  It's time to start anew. To freshen up the old blog.

I've decided to go with a new name.  The "Produce-er" title wasn't jiving anymore.  That was so three years ago.  Instead of being clever, I've decided to just use a trusted moniker of mine: Splanderson.

I plan to change some of the look, that will happen over time.  I also hope to keep up the posting regularly.  This will be a great challenge because of my work/writing schedule, but progress is only as good as the time and effort you put into it.


By the way -- Everyone should be listening to the new Arcade Fire album.  Seriously.