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Still here, still reading


As said, I’m still here. This is not going to be one of those blogs that start and die within 2 months. I’m still reading books and informing myself about them. But I am also moving houses. To anyone who has ever done it, you know the work/time/money involved in it, plus, I’m doing it while my husband’s doing 9 hours per day at work and I’m 8 months pregnant.

 

Later this week should come the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde review., and I am now reading The Clan of the Cave Bear whenever the baby decides I’ve done too much for the day. So watch out for those too coming!

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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in About

 

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13 things I like doing while I read (Thursday 13)


Being Thursday and a fan of Thursday 13, I figured I might post my very own list:

13 Things I like doing while reading (in no particular order):

  1. Drinking tea: I got into tea some 5 years ago while studying in Norway, and now that I live in England my fandom of tea has only increased. A lot of times, I will grab a book so that I have something to do while drinking my tea (usually an Earl Grey special).
  2. Pretending I forgot about house chores
  3. Eating raisins: raisins are my snack of choice while reading, sweet, not dripping, not melting and quite affordable.
  4. Commuting: reading is definitely the best way to make commuting time interesting.
  5. researching the book and the author in Wikipedia.
  6. Watching television: I am one of those people who need to be doing two or three things ate the same time or I will get bored, so I usually watch telly and read at the same time.
  7. Listening to music: same reason as above. Most times it’s the Top 40.
  8. Playing with my hair.
  9. Being in bed: best way to end the day is with a good book (actually, make that second best 😉 )
  10. Being in the park: nature and books together, a great combination, as longs as it doesn’t start raining, in which case…
  11. Listening to the rain: only if I am indoors.
  12. Ignoring my husband: especially when he decides to start quoting the film we are watching.
  13. Reading the last few pages of the book to see how it ends when I’ve only read about a quarter of it.

There you go. My first Thursday 13. Don’t forget to visit the website and see what other bloggers are writing about.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2011 in About, Thursday 13

 

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Starting the One person book club


I’m one of those people who love reading.I’ll read anything: nw, old, for children, trashy magazines, the back of the shampoo (which I have actually memorized).

The problem is I got married not to long ago and my husband is not a reader, he is a film watcher. He has the same approach to film-watching as I take to book-reading: anything and everything. And while I’ve discovered a lot of great films I would have missed without him around, I also stopped reading as much I read before. And I want to go back to it.

Joining a book club would be an easy option. But I work shifts, and so does my husband, so regularly assisting to meeting is out of the question. I have now stopped working as I am due our first baby in just a few months, which makes travelling to said meeting a bit of a hassle.

Because of all of that, I decided to start my very own One person book club. There are plenty of reading guides and resources on the net to make this a real possibility. I’ll miss some of the interaction a real book cub offers, but I guess this is one of those cases when something is better than nothing.

What I will do is reasearch the book and the author before starting the reading, as a way of having some background information. And then follow reading guides I find around (and there are plenty of those). If anyone ever finds this blog, then, feel free to comment and add your own thoughts.

I don’t really expect to write one of those blogs that become a success and make their authors rich. I just think that having a blog and a structure to follow (no matter how self-imposed it is) will help me follow through with the plan. And it might be of some interest to readers like me.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in About

 

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