• 2016,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    An Undecided Thursday Thirteen

    For this week’s Thursday Thirteen I thought I’d write a list of Thirteen Things I could write about.  Several of them are things I thought about writing a list of but decided against. Some of them I’ve written about before and thinking about it I’m not sure there’s enough change to make a new list worthwhile. One I started writing but got bogged down in. And basically I was just undecided. So here’s the vague list (with a few added to round it up to 13) in case it’s useful for me or anyone else in the future. Thirteen things I’ve could have written about today but didn’t. Things I…

  • 2016,  memes,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    Thirteen Things I’d Like To Do This Year

    I’m linking up today with Thursday 13 which I think was one of the first ever big memes on the Internet.  I used to post to it every week when it first started (in 2006 or maybe 2005) and I’ve dipped in and out of it ever since.  It’s one I love but I often lose momentum with.  Which is ridiculous because it’s super easy – just post a list of 13 things and then share the URL of your post in the linky which is currently hosted here Here is my list of 13 things I’d like to do this year Have a go at decopatch At least once…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    Thirteen Books I Loved But Won’t Reread

    There are a few books that I absolutely 110% adored but am refusing to reread in case doing so ruins them for me.  Some of these have sequels too which I’m refusing to read for the same reason (and in two of the cases I have the sequels but it seems they’re destined to remain on my bookcase forever unread).  And other books that I liked but just don’t think I’ll reread for whatever reason. 1) I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. I read it once, I loved it and I bought the first of the sequels.  I keep thinking I’ll re-read the first one before reading the second…

  • 2014,  blogging,  books and reading,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    Thirteen Reasons Why I Like Book Blogging

    I was going to call this thirteen reasons why I like reviewing books on my blog.  I’d never really stopped to think about why I like it and what it is that makes it a good fit for me but once I did it became obvious I should call it thirteen reasons why I like book blogging.  Because a lot of these reasons are about what I post on my blog but not all of them.  There are a few other reasons come to mind but those are more tenuous and harder to explain without giving them an entry of thier own.  Being that this isn’t just a blog about…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    A Bookish Thursday Thirteen: Thirteen Reasons Why I Read

    Last week when I was checking out some of the other blogs who take part in Thursday Thirteen, I came across Amy from A Simple Love of Reading’s list of Thirteen Reasons why she reads.  Some of her reasons are very different to mine and I thought it would be fun to do my own list this week. Coming up with thirteen was an interesting challenge because in some ways it was too many – I could sum it up in one very broad reason which is – I just love it.  But also when I started getting into specifics narrowing it down to just 13 reasons was a challenge.…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  reviews,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    A Bookish Thursday Thirteen: Thirteen Books I Plan To Read Soon (ish)

    I really enjoyed last week’s Thursday Thirteen so I thought I’d do it this week as well and continue with the theme of books Here are thirteen books I plan to read soon (ish).  I have to say soon ish because we all know that quite frankly something else is bound to catch my eye and change that order before I actually manage to read all thirteen.  But that said I did venture into Waterstones today and venture back out again without buying any books.  Shockingly enough I wasn’t even tempted.  Then I had a phone conversation about going somewhere where there’s a promise of a goody bag full of…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  fiction,  lists,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    Thirteen Authors I’d Like to Read More by in 2014

    I love to read. I love new books and new authors but I also love to return to old favourites either new books by authors I’ve enjoyed before or rereading books I’ve read before. I also love reading blogs and am partial to taking part in the occasional blog meme. So we have the first in what I hope to make a regular series. I’m calling it A Bookish Thursday Thirteen. This is thirteen authors I’d like to read more of this year. It’s in no order other than how they came to mind. Holly Smale – Geek Girl and Model Misfit were two of the best books I read…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  powerchair,  questions,  Sertraline,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    I’ve been wondering…

    A Thursday Thirteen list of things I’ve been pondering lately: …who invented chips? …does anyone ever use just one piece of loo roll? …why does one of my powerchair tires have zero tread left but the one on the other side still has a little? …why are knickers called knickers? …when will John Green bring another book out? …how long is too long to wear a bra before washing? …will I ever get sent another appointment to see my neurologist if I don’t chase him? …what shall I read next? …what does mono printing involve exactly? …do I need my antidepressant dose increasing? …how long my soon to start second…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  memes,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    Thursday Thirteen

    Long, long, long time since I’ve done one of these Thursday Thirteen entries or even any sort of meme. But I just fancied it and given that it’s Thursday and T13 always was my favourite meme I figured why the hell not?! Thirteen Books I’m Looking Forward To Reading Dear Thing by Julie Cohen Empire of The Sun by J.G. Ballard The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Wish List by Jane Costello Love, Anthony by Lisa Genova The Night Rainbow by Claire King 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Villette by Charlotte Brontë The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Something…

  • 2012,  memes,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    >Thursday Thirteen #1

    >OK so it’s not my first ever Thursday Thirteen but I’ve not done one in forever (maybe not at all last year) so I’m calling it #1. Thirteen Things I Hope To Do In 2012 1. Lots of writing. Fiction mostly but I’d like to give poetry another shot too.2. Lose a little weight. I have a lot to lose but I’d like to do it slowly as I think it’s more likely to stay off.3. Swim. I really miss swimming regularly.4. Go to the seaside. I’ve not been by the sea for a couple of years which is a huge shame.5. Meet up with uni friends in Birmingham. We…