Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

1. My kids went back to school today. I love them but…


Hooray.I need to get some work done. I need to clean the tip that we call a house. I need to get organised for uni. I need to take down  the Christmas lights.

2. Twitter. I love it for its access to authors.


3. And just on that subject, it’s so, so lovely when authors acknowledge (and even better, like) my reviews – an unexpected by-product of blogging.

4. Am getting very excited about London. Check this out for some London-amazingness plus photography-project-amazingness.

5. My trip is starting to take shape. Restaurants are booked. Gin jaunts planned. Edgy designer digs in Berlin booked (Look! Hammocks!). Fifteen sleeps to go (better brush up the Deutsch).


6. Ordinarily I hate those annual lists of new ‘acceptable’ words. In fact, they drive me totes cray-cray (I just made myself sick writing that). But I did like this one. Because fun.

7. According to this article, a book of 500+ pages qualifies as ‘big’. I’ve just finished two ‘big’ novels and part-way into a third (The Goldfinch). I will need some 200-300 page fluff when I’m done.

8. Things I want versus things I need. The list is long but these cassette tape bookmarks are at the top this week.

cassette-tape-bookmarksChristine over at Bookishly Boisterous runs this show – join in with your own Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts.

6 responses

  1. I liked this a lot. My kids also went back to school today, and though I honestly love the school holidays I was a little bit excited about today as well. My husband and I both took a day off and we had lofty plans to get lots done at home and then we went to the movies instead. Highly recommended!

  2. Re: 2 & 3, I totally agree! It’s such a wonderful surprise when they tweet back or comment on your review post 🙂

    I can’t remember if I’ve asked this already but how long is your trip going to be? Yay that it’s all coming together; the link you gave about the photo differences in London is amazing.

    That is a cool bookmark! 😀

  3. Speaking of Laurie Anderson, I wrote a post over the summer about how ludicrous it was that her novel Speak, about a girl who was raped, was being challenged as “soft pornography,” and she retweeted it!! I love that Twitter allows authors and readers to connect and support each other.

    I’m so jealous of your London excursion. I keep trying to convince my husband to go, and I thought when he got into BBC’s Sherlock he would be more open to the idea, but nope. Doesn’t want to travel.

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