Seize the Tuesday [7] – But first, coffee

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Seize the Tuesday is a book blogger meme created by myself and the Let’s Get Lost Buddies Street Team, to share stories about how we’ve seized the Tuesday, with a special focus on the particular book we’re reading. We’ll share our posts online with the hashtag: #LetsAllGetLost. The idea is to share little ways in which you may have embraced Bree’s motto of seizing the Tuesday. To relate it to books, you can talk about what book you’re reading, and how you stole some moments from the day to enjoy reading. It doesn’t have to be about reading, but we all know that a well-read day is a day seized. The idea is not just to help spread the word on LGL, but also to remind people to live fully, even/especially if that means spending a part of your day reading.

I’m obviously not very good at doing posts on the day they were meant to be, but whatever. I was out seizing the day. 🙂 I have an online job for a publisher, and I do most of my work on Mondays and Tuesdays for them, but I have found, recently, that it is getting harder and harder to concentrate on work when I am at home. So yesterday, I took my laptop and notebook to a local coffee shop and sat for a few hours doing work. I ended up doing work for my online job, my blog, and wrote an article and started another for WatchPlayRead. I’ve always enjoyed working in coffee shops: there’s coffee (duh) and you get to people watch when you can’t think of what you want to write.

I only stayed for a couple hours (don’t worry, I bought two coffees and left a tip) then headed home for a Skype session. But I got more done in those short hours at the coffee shop than I probably would’ve all day at home. Looks like I’m going to have to have at least one day each week at the coffee shop.

The Book of Strange New ThingsAfter I got home, I Skyped and worked some more. But then I read. I’m currently reading Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things. It is, indeed, strange, but very good, and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m glad I had some down time last night to read some. Every day is better when you can read.

Coffee Tuesday seized. (she writes as she takes a sip of her morning coffee on Wednesday and not Tuesday)

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