What Would You Do?

I’m going  completely off topic but we said we were going to post a blog every day of November in honor of NaNoWriMo so I got post something.  I have to say we’ve been doing really well. With the exception of the one day that we sorta missed because technically one day we posted after midnight but I’m totally counting that since I doubt anyone noticed besides us.  Of course not now that I have pointed it out.  Anyway, I digress.  Recently my boss asked me, “What would I do if I was fired tomorrow?”  Which is kinda a scary question to asked by your boss.  Is she asking me because she’s going to fire me soon and wants to know I have plan? Am I being paranoid? After being assured that she wasn’t going to fire me, she was just curious.  She would probably go back school for culinary studies.  Not really surprising since I know she loves to cook.  Check out her blog.  Now for me, I have no idea.  I’m pretty sure if I were fired tomorrow, there would be a lot of panicking and a lot of crying.  It took me forever to find a job that paid enough for me to live off of here in New York.  The thought of having to go through that all over again is terrifying.  Would I move back to Iowa? Or move to Chicago?  It’s a lot closer to home then New York.  Maybe move in with Kate for a bit.  Go back to work for Barnes and Noble?  I have no idea what I would do.  She then asked,” what I would want to do?” If I could do anything, no matter how improbable, what would you do?  Hmm.. I would love to parlay this blog into a job?  Anyone want to pay to read and review books all day? When I was younger, I thought about a being a sportswriter. Why not start a sports blog or podcast?  I’ve been thinking about this question for about a week now and I still don’t know.  I guess I’m still going to have keep thinking.  What would you do if you were fired tomorrow?

Discussion Posts: Re-reading series before the new installment comes out

This month has seen the announcement of the next book in the Raven Cycle series’ cover announced and the next book in the Cinder series released. Both of these things prompted much excitement here at SxLx because we’re into these series. Beth struggled with the decision to re-read the whole series before diving into Winter. I took the new cover art as a signal to re-read the Raven Cycle. In my case, the decision was easy because I haven’t finished Dream Thieves and at this point I’ve probably forgotten more than I remember. But, I know that not everyone feels this pull to revisit the older installments before getting to the new one. So, the comments section is open! What are your thoughts on re-reading a series before the new book comes out? Are you for it? Against it? Do you do it?

Are you a re-reader?