I write a monthly blurb for our local magazine announcing up-coming events and describing the events that have just passed. Unfortunately, this blurb is due to the people who put the magazine together month in advance. As a result I tend describe passed events that have not yet taken place with a great amount of imagination. The opposite is also true since I seldom have sufficient knowledge of up-coming events and am forced to extrapolate from my often warped mind.
Making up a reading list also is difficult. Do I really know what I might want to read three weeks from now? Am I carrying over books I once posted enthusiastically but now cannot remember why I wanted to read them? Will I go to the library this month and blow a hole in all my plans with new titles to read which carry due dates and push all my other books aside? Will I get an announcement from NYRB or NYT or LAT or some other regular source of online book news that piques my interest or even has me cravenly rushing over to iBooks with my credit card in my hand?