Saturday, November 17, 2007

Current Read and Inspections

Currently reading Marley and Me but things have taken a back seat as my school found out this week that we have an inspection next week so have lots of planning and preparation to do:) Oh the joys of my job!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Travelling Reading Journal- anyone want to join in?

I was lying in bed last night thinking about bookcrossing and reading (as you do) and it got me thinking about how much I enjoy hearing peoples thoughts about books and reading. So I thought I might set up a little travelling reading journal where the book gets sent around the world (hopefully!) and people keep it for a month or so (less if they wish) and either write about books they are reading, their thoughts on books in general etc and I could even provide some prompts if necessary. Then when they have finished they email the next person on the list, get their address and it gets posted on etc. What do people think? Obviously there will be issues with where people could afford to post and the fact that you will have to let one person know your address so I don't know how people feel about that?

Anyway am I going barmy or do people think this could work? Please leave me a comment and let me know! Also let me know if you are interested.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday Shout Out!

Todays Sunday Shout out is Sam at Book Chase. He is one of my regular visits and has updated me on a few things that have happened here in the UK book world! Full of good links and interesting book reviews he is intelligent and thoughtful and I would definitely recommend you take a wander over there!

Ooh A challenge that relates to my job- so I have to do it!

The Young Readers Challenge asks you to read 12 books for under twelves, January to December 2008. I don't think I am going to pick out a list to start with but will just see how it goes!

An addition to the household and finishing a book

Well I am afraid my reading is taking a back seat this entry as I very excitedly tell you about two new additions to my household- some lovely gerbils! I have wanted some for ages and I finally got them this weekend. They are the cutest ever and are so friendly.

In book news I finished the House of Riverton this morning and will do a full review later. Right my little guys are clamouring for attention so see you later!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Idle chat reveals spoilers!

Speaking in the staffroom today and someone revealed spoilers for the book I am reading! No!!!! I am now even more intent to finish it quickly to see if they were winding me up. I have finally set up google reader which will tell me when all the blogs I have on the sidebar have updated- it was taking me ages to check them regularly for updates so this should give me more reading time.

My NaNoWriMo has halted at 7,000 ish words as I feel bad while mum is visiting. Just watching a programme showing real life autopsies, strangely compelling but strange. I need a good to lose myself in to get rid of these images!

Monday, November 05, 2007


I don't know whether any of you remember me mentioning ages ago about me wanting to read some more Shakespeare, well I didn't manage it but I have joined the perfect challenge to help me. Go to BiblioShakespeare for more details! I think I am going to focus on reading the plays but might choose a book about Shakespeare's life as well.


Hello all, just got home from work and had a glorious read on the bus. However as I get older I seem to be losing the ability to read in cars and buses, I start to feel really sick. It's so annoying because when I was a young lass I could read for hours and not feel the slightest bit ill (well unless I ate a big bag of sweets or something!) I am sat here waiting to go pick my mum up at the train station as she is visiting us for a few days and watching the glorious fireworks out of the window. I do like Fireworks night although I grimace at the cost of garden style fireworks but I think the organised ones are something great! Off to grab ten minutes of reading the House at Riverton and make my heart stop beating fast after that huge rocket made me jump!
Au Revoir!

p.s And goodness knows what the French is about, it just popped out!
p.p.s I am just over 7,000 words on my NaNoWriMo- how cool is that!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Shout Out Sunday!

There are so many great blogs out there I thought I would start a Sunday Shout Out, talking about and linking to the ones I visit. This week I am going to be naughty and list three that I make sure I read regularly when I am able. All three ladies who write them are lovely and I love hearing about what goes on in their lives as well!

First up is kookiejar at A Fraternity of Dreamers As well as keeping me up to date with Lost she does some great reviews and every post of hers is amusing and interesting. She has great links to interesting news items and is always ready with a nice comment.

Secondly is Stephanie at Stephanie’s Confessions of a Book-a-holic I think it’s for the same reasons as kookiejar above really, another interesting and amusing blog and a source of me adding lots of books to my wishlist!

Thirdly is Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf Firstly I have to say how jealous I am of her wonderful site, I want it so much lol! But secondly as well as all the great reviews she gives she has set up some great things for people to get involved in.

So go visit these three! There are other blogs and sites I enjoy visiting too but I must restrain myself or I will be here all day. I just wanted to say thanks so much to everyone for creating a great community to be involved in.

Shout out Sunday signing out!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

I have decided!

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton is my choice!

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro and other news

Finished this book earlier today and still haven't decided whether I liked it or not. It is my second Ishiguro book and I think it is his style that I have a problem with. In this book there was one thing I kept mentally shouting at the MC for and I think this tarnished it a bit. But in the end I liked the way it was resolved and I enjoyed how they mystery was solved.

Up next for reading is either Marley and Me or The House at Riverton, I can't decide:)

In other news I have started this years NaNoWriMo, I registered a few years ago and this is the first time that I have actually started. I am up to just over 5,000 words at the moment and am pleased with myself. Let's just hope I can carry it on.

It was really good catching up with people's blogs and already I have a few books added to my wish list so thanks everyone lol! Take care and be safe:)