Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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