The Friday Five

A lot of bloggers do a “Friday five” post, so I’ll copy them.

1. I suppose the number one thing that’s been on our minds as a nation (besides the upcoming election) has been Superstorm Sandy and the destruction she wreaked up north. I have been praying for those who have lost family members, homes, businesses, electricity, etc. in the storm.

2. As I’m sure you’ve heard (and are probably sick of hearing by now), NaNoWriMo began yesterday. As of this very moment, I have 1,727 words, so I’m on track, even though it’s too early to tell whether or not I like my new WiP. I’ll probably scribble some more tonight.

3. All Saints Day was yesterday. All Souls Day is today. In the Catholic faith, these are two very important solemnities. Spend some time thinking about the lives of the saints. I think that even for non-Catholics and non-Christians, they are inspirational figures. After all, it takes a lot of guts to be brave and stand up for your beliefs, no matter what those beliefs are. All Souls Day is a good time to think about loved ones who have died, to honor their memory, and (if you’re Catholic) to pray that they leave purgatory and enter heaven.

4. Books. I am one very large book away from meeting my goal of reading 75 books this year. That book is called Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial (Joseph Persico, 1994) and I like it a lot so far; it’s told in a style that reminds me of fiction, and the author portrays all the characters involved in the trial with a lot of depth. Because there is so much detail, it might take me quite some time to finish it.

5. Blog hiatus. I won’t post at all from November 5 to 9. As I said in an earlier post, real life has caught up with me and I am incredibly behind on XIII. It’s going to feel strange not posting anything, but… everyone needs a break at some point. 🙂

4 thoughts on “The Friday Five

  1. Yes, I am a huge fan of the blog breaks. Whenever I take a break, it gives me time to refresh and I usually come up with some good topics when I’m not under the pressure of posting.

    Good luck to you with NaNoWriMo! I’m glad you’re doing it, since you haven’t missed a year in however long. It’s hard to break tradition.

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  2. And it will feel strange not reading your blog! Great post today – good luck in XIII (I know how it feels when real life catches up with you).

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  3. Real life does indeed have an effect. I did manage to put up a blog post this week, but it was pretty minimal because my internet has been out since the storm. Oh, well. Things do happen, and we adapt. No complaints from me, given how rough it’s been for so many other people.

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