Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

Apologies in advance to our host, Bookishly Boisterous, and the other participants who have put effort into this week’s meme. My post is lack-lustre and light-on.

1. I have had an insanely busy week – and not in a productive Get Shit Done way. No, it’s been that annoying ping-ponging-emails and returning-phonecalls and chase-up-invoices kind of week, with a little bit of being hassled on social media thrown in. Let’s file it under #yuck.

2. I’m about to buy my son these: Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

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I need a ‘pause’ button.

I read great reviews (thanks fellow bloggers) and then hit Amazon and moments later I have the book on my Kindle. Such is the joy (and the agony in terms of my wallet) of online shopping.

I have tempered my impulse buying somewhat. Somewhat…

I use ‘wishlists’, Kindle samples and the ‘Want to Read’ feature on Goodreads as a way of reminding me of books that look like my kind of thing. But still, sometimes the need is too great. And I wish I could hit ‘pause’ instead of ‘Add to Shopping Cart’.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is the Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread. Here are the books that bypassed my wishlists, samples and want-to-read lists and instead were bought immediately. Because I couldn’t wait. And yet, they haven’t even been opened…. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new ‘top ten’ challenge is posted – anyone can join in. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List. So although it’s not very summery in Melbourne at present (in fact, it’s darn cold), I still have a staggeringly long TBR list. Picking just ten will barely scrap the surface, but here it is: Continue reading