Monday, 6 January 2014

Monday, Monday

It's the beginning of a new school term here in the UK, my teenage daughters have just left the building in what can only be described as a New Year miracle - there were no arguments, the house didn't get turned upside down, and I am feeling positive. Maybe, just maybe, we were a little more organised this morning? It feels that way.
I do, do this....I have a habit of getting super-duper organised, an organisational warrior, if you will - but it never lasts. Before too long the snooze button on the alarm clock gets pressed a few times too many, the shoes are never in the place I swore I left them the night before and  chaos ensues. But, the world likes a trier, so with that in mind, here is my weekly bookish to-do list -

READ THE LUMINARIES - I am prioritising this in the Bout of Books readathon so with some luck I will get it finished. By the way folks, it's massive (832p), it's complex, it's written like a Victorian novel and has about 20 main characters. All things I love, all things that take time to digest.  Review it.

Ugh, this cover is porn

WRITE SOME REVIEWS - aka Project Blog Revival, I read some great books in 2013 and I need to write about them.

I have a good chance of completing these things because it's January and, if I was an unfortunate sufferer of bi-polar, this would definitely be classed as a manic episode of a month for me. I am on fire. Whether it'll be a flash in a pan or an eternal flame who knows (one thing is for certain, my fire analogies are amazing).

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Bout of Books 9.0

I'm quickly hashing a post together to say that the BoutofBooks readathon starts tomorrow, hosted by Amanda @ On a Book Bender, and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. and I will be joining in!
It lasts from Monday 6th Jan-Sunday 12th. For more info go to


This readathon comes at a perfect time for me; the kids are back at school, I have some free time and there are some massive books on my tbr.

So, here are my quick ideas of what I would like to read and all that fun stuff -

Time devoted to reading:

I'm reading The Luminaries at the moment and it isn't a "quick read" so I plan to give that book at least two hours a day. I'm mixing it with other stuff so hopefully another hour on top of that, but life.

My goals:

Ultimately I, once again, would like to revive this blog and hopefully this can help towards that by participating in the challenges.
Bookishly, I'd like to finish The Luminaries (it's fricking huge) and maybe start on the rest of my Jan tbr. I am NOT going to be reading quick and easy books, so my total book count will reflect that. 

Books to read:

The Luminaries, obviously, and possibly The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibon; The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey and Fingersmith by Sarah Waters are both books left unfinished from 2013 and I feel guilty, so probably those. 

I will update this post with my progress. Have fun everyone! HAPPY READING!