Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I have finished! Finally! I have literally worked solidly on them for the past week and feel such a sense of relief. Thanks to everyone for their comments, it meant so much to me when I read them. I am now going to sleep but will catch up with everyone tomorrow! Celebration time!

Thursday, June 14, 2007


I am afraid Real Life is taking over, having to write my clases reports at the moment which are taking up all my time so very little reading being done. At the moment I am managing a paragraph of my book before my eyes refuse to work anymore and I need to sleep.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


The other weekend me and my OH went to visit the new Globe in London finally. We loved it, had a guided tour and got to see the actors warming up and the stage having last minute things done to it. As a result I was in a 'wanting to read Shakespeare' mood anyway but this has been boosted by a wonderful post by Robin at A Fondness for Reading

They describe a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the play using a variety of texts and the films. I am so stealing the idea but will leave it until the summer when I will have more time on my hands. Now to choose a play! I have read Macbeth and Measure for Measure, which one do you think I should go for?

Saturday, June 09, 2007


I have been naughty.

Firstly I have signed up for another challenge. This one is the Book Awards Challenge and I have provisionally chose my 12 books!
1987: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
2003 Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (Man Booker Prize)
2006 Lisey's Story by Stephen King (Bram Stoker Award)
2005 - Andrea Levy, Small Island (Commonwealth Writers Prize)
2005 Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Hugo Award)
1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker (National Book Award)
2002 American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Nebula)
2006 On Beauty - Zadie Smith (Orange)
2007 - The Road - Cormac McCarthy (Pulitzer)
1992 - A Thousand Acres - Jan Smiley (Pulitzer)
1987 Perfume by Patrick Suskind (World Fantasy)
2007 The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (Book Sense)

Secondly I have joined Dewey's Blogroll game I am a little late but already finding some great new blogs to add to my list!

Black Swan Green and Purple Hibiscus

Finished Black Swan Green this morning, started Purple Hibiscus and finished it about 5 minutes. A glorious day reading, it was lovely. I am now trying to decide what to read next!

It is wonderfully hot here and I am thinking of going for a lovely long walk along the river. Hmm decisions, decisions.

Friday, June 08, 2007


The lovely kookiejar at Fraternity of Dreamers and the equally lovely Bookfool and Gentle Reader posted this meme type thing and I thought I would try it out and see how many I could list. So '8 random facts about myself.'Hmm stuck already lol!
1) I love to dip my finger in the marmite jar and lick it (don't worry I am the only one who eats from the jar!)
2) Many people don't know the real me including work colleagues.
3) I can't touch a tea towel with dry hands.
4) I collect hobbies-do something for a few weeks to months and then give up. Reading is the only thing that remains in my life.
5) My secret dream is to be a published writer (don't we all)
6) Linked to 5) I would hate to be famous.
7) I detest having my photograph taken. A lot.
8) I am obviously rubbish at these things because I can't think of a number 8!
There are some other memes I need to catch up on so will get to those this weekend.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hi- dee hi!

Thanks everyone for your comments. Recently I have been reading Fiona Walker and minds gone blank!

At the moment I am reading David Mitchell 'Black Swan Green' and in fact I am about to go and curl up into bed and read it.

I have decided to stay at my school for a term, the lack of finding another job kind of made my decision for me so I will stay but will have a different year group which is good!

Loads of books have come into my possession recently to add to Mount TBR, grr. However I went to the school library today while my kids were at PE and found a Nancy drew book so that will be pushed to the top of my pile! I used to love Nancy!

Hope everyone else is ok xx