There’s a bunch of bloggers who have been stealing this post idea from Christine at Bookishly Boisterous – I thought it was about time I joined in (Christine, you’ve started something…). So here’s a few things that have been happening –
1. I spent last week at the beach. Read three books in five days. It was a good holiday.
2. One of the many things I enjoy about Twitter is ‘access’ to authors – it’s lovely to be able to tell an author how much you’ve enjoyed their book. For example –
3. I’m just a few books away from finishing all of the reading challenges I signed up for this year, with the exception of the Off the Shelf Challenge which is a demanding thirty books long. I’m also just two books off finishing my pedantic alphabetical list of authors. Yay me.
4. Oh no! #tissuesready
5. I loved this article on little-known punctuation marks probably far more than would be considered normal. Expect interrobangs as soon as I find them in the WordPress characters.
7. Many years ago, my MIL was banned from talking about Christmas Day arrangements until at least October 1st (one year she was planning for the following year before we’d taken a bite of our Christmas lunch – my husband said “Mum, can we just eat this meal first?!”). The problem is that when you spend a whole year planning something, expectations are high and invariably not met. I’d like less stress and fewer expectations for Christmas this year. As it’s October 1st, I’m expecting the phone to ring any moment…
8. Now that I’ve passed the 40-mark, I thought it was time I could legitimately have a mid-life-crisis. Mine is not taking the form of a sports car but a career change. It includes a return to study. So I’ve been busy (trying) to enrol in some bridging subjects. Why am I not surprised that university administration is as bad as ever?! In fact, worse because now so much is online – navigating the online enrolment forms that don’t accommodate my few subjects has been a frigging nightmare.
10. This (on DVD).
I detest multiple exclamation marks but do you think I could use two interrobangs?
Am I being bah-humbug by not participating in Christmas plans before October?
What else should I add to my mid-life-crisis-to-do-list apart from a career change (no sports car suggestions though – I have ZERO interest in cars)?
What would Blair Waldorf do?