Month: January 2017

Coffee Talk & Blogging Goals

If we were having coffee, you couldn’t help but notice that we’ve blown all the fuses.  Isla is running around going, ‘My house is dark.  It ran out of batteries!’ Five minutes ago, we were watching Alice in Wonderland.  Now, Isla’s face is lit by my phone screen.  No, I can’t buy you that Lego set.  And please don’t post that egg video on Facebook. In other news, what music do you listen to while taking down the Christmas tree?  Isla went into the living room this week and yelled, ‘Someone stole the Christmas tree!’  Yes, well, until next year. I finished reading my third book of the year this morning (Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard) and my first read for this list. While we’re here more bookish things: I told Goodreads I’ll be reading 50 books, or more, this year. And for every finished book, I’ll be putting a buck in Isla’s Swear Jar  my book jar. If we were having coffee, I’d mention that I might be shifting the focus of this here blog, or getting back to writing and not just talking about it. I’ve looked back on my posts, and my personal notebooks from this year and I’ve written a lot about not writing a lot. And Neil recently mentioned that I haven’t written any fiction since we’ve been together. So, there’s that.  Might really get...

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My Book List for #LitsyAtoZ

I think I’ve rambled about Litsy once or twice.  Some groovy people over there are doing the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. The last time I tried something like this, I got stuck on E. I’m not usually this organised, but I thought if I listed my book choices I might actually read through them. I’ve decided to list by author.  You can also list by title or mix it up. A – Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood,  or You Will Know Me – Megan Abbot,  or Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard B – The Muse – Jessie Burton C – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers, or The Wangs Vs The World – Jade Chang D – You’re Never Weird on The Internet – Felicia Day,  or The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair – Joël Dicker E – Heroes of The Frontier – Dave Eggers F – My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante, or The Sunlit Pilgrams – Jenni Fagan G – & Sons – David Gilbert H -Before the Fall – Noah Hawley I – The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro J – A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James K – Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan L – The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena M – The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch, or Hystopia – David Means N –...

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