Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What's Up Wednesday - October 15

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay in touch. I can't stop listening to Fall Out Boy's new song, "Immortals." It's actually getting a little worrying.

What I'm Reading: 
Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (last book in Heroes of Olympus which is the sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians) arrived Friday. I started it around two and read it in one unstoppable spree of nine hours. I considered slowing down, actually savoring it since it's the last book, but it just wasn't possible. I wasn't going to sleep that night without finishing. This could not have been a more perfect ending to the series. I don't think I have ever loved a conclusion this much, and that's including Deathly Hallows. I haven't actually started reading anything else since.

What I'm Writing: 
Still LP, though I've been taking this week off writing.

What Works for Me: 
To do lists. I have multiple sets of them in an Excel spreadsheet so that I can stay organized. There's one for the day, one for grad school stuff, one for homework, one for things to get done that week, and another for things that I need to do but don't have a set time frame.  It helps me to make sure that I don't forget to do anything and makes me feel accomplished when I delete things from the list.

What Else I've Been Up To: 
It's been an insane week. I just got a job as a tutor for a stats class that I took last year, overseeing a study group. I started yesterday and it's been a steep learning curve. The class I'm tutoring for has a different professor and let's just say she has different methods from the one I had. I'll be doing a lot of stats review this weekend.


Tori Centanni said...

I love the idea of to do lists. Maybe I need to start making those for all of the billion things I need to get accomplished.

Congrats on your tutoring job!

smile4niki said...

Yay for a reading marathon!

Emma Adams said...

I'm an obsessive list-maker - it's the only way to keep everything organised!

I really need to read the Heroes of Olympus series, as I loved the Percy Jackson books.

Miss Cole said...

Best of luck with the tutoring!

To Do Lists really help me balance my working life. I quite like ticking things off.

Have a great week!

Kris F. Oliver said...

I love it when books suck you in like that! I'm a total book junkie myself. "No really, I can quit any time I want"

Congrats on getting a new job as a tutor! That's fantastic.

Hope you have a great week!

teaandkneesocks said...

Congrats on the tutor job! Sounds very exciting!

I have the same problem with conclusion books, especially epic ones like HP or Percy Jackson. If I'm into a book, I will rearrange everything on my schedule - including work and school! - to finish that bad boy, haha :)

Have a wonderful week!

-- Caitie

Alison Miller said...

I am a tutor for high school students in my neighborhood and I love it! BUT I have to reteach myself Stats to help one of my clients next semester. I haven't seen some of it in a long time! Good luck with your tutoring gig! Also, I love your to-do lists. I do one for each day, but I really like yours. May have to steal!

Fifi Islaih said...

Good luck with the tutoring job!