…blogtober day 30 :: slow Sunday…

It’s a cruel irony of adulthood, that you get to the weekend desperate for a sleep-in, and your stupid body clock wakes you up at the same time anyway. The only saving grace is the lack of immediate plans, allowing us to sit silently, staring out the back door at the rising sun, sucking down the elixir of life that […]

…blogtober day 28 :: on the bookshelf…

2022 started out strong, with 5 books completed in five days. An anomaly, to be fair, that only possible due to summer holidays, and those hot, lazy days where meals are nothing more than a dive into the various tubs of leftovers, and chores are a problem for later. Despite real life coming crashing back in with a thud, the […]

…on the bookshelf – january/february…

With the holidays, comes a flurry of reading time. Once we started school again, I slowed down for a bit, but now we are back in the swing of things, I’ve managed to read two books since Saturday! Perfectly Impossible – Elizabeth Topp: a good holiday read, covering careers and relationships and how both of those feed into identity, and […]

…october book report…

After smashing through the first half of the year and making excellent progress towards my 2020 reading goal, things started slowing down over the last couple of months. I could blame birthday season, but more accurately, I lost my mojo when the book I started in August turned out to be slow going, and I was trying to avoid starting […]

…on the bookshelf – April…

At the beginning of March, I read two books in two days. The next visit to the library, I was sure to grab three books for myself. We had a trip away planned, which, as a homeschool excursion, had plenty of down time for me, and evenings I could read. There was also the increasing levels of pandemic concern, and […]

…on the bookshelf – Jan/Feb…

With a messed-up, crazy December, January was a weird mix of recouping and recovery in the sense of relaxing and self-care, but also recovery in the sense of a whoooooole lotta work. As much as I would normally churn through the books over summer holidays, 2020 was off to a very slow start. Now, though, we are two months into […]

…advent pregame…

With the days heating up rapidly, the signs of Christmas approaching are multiplying daily. The shops are full of baubles. Instagram is full of gift guides. We filled the pool for the first time today. I’ve even had the first “what’s the plan for Christmas” conversation with my mum. Advent also, traditionally, is one of my favourite seasons for random […]

…what I’m reading – spring 2019…

After a smashing start to the year and getting through my 2019 goal in four months or so, I seemed to hit a wall, and didn’t read much beyond my NovelTea Book Club commitments. With not much reading going on, It didn’t seem worthwhile doing a book report round-up, and somehow it’s been a whole 3 months since I’ve blogged […]

…May book report {and April too}…

The Gulf, Anna Spargo-Ryan – I grabbed this from the library on BorrowBox as I adored her first book, The Paper House, and this book didn’t fail to live up to expectations. It was stunningly written, and heartachingly moving. So many emotions and thoughts stirred up by this book. 5 stars. Lark Song, Jane Bailey – oh gosh, this was […]

…March book report…

March was an epic month for reading, with 8 books under my belt! Not bad for a buys month of school and work and life. It helps I made better choices with my free time of an evening, avoiding tv, and remembering to take my kindle or iPad with me to sit with Mr5 at bedtime. I also finally had […]