General · Reading · Writing

How to Choose Your Next Read.

It’s finally come to the point where I have more than 200 books in my possession that I’ve got to read – 60 physical books and around 15o eBooks. It is extremely daunting, and I often spend time gazing at my overflowing shelves or scrolling through the long list on my reader and wondering how the heck will I find the time to read them all, especially if I want to find time to write and work. Of course it would help if I would stop buying more books, but I have no self-control whatsoever. I’ve shared some pictures of my shelves a while back, but here’s how they look now:

I have no more room. As beautiful as all these books look, I'm also terrified by them. Did I mention that they're right above my bed?
I have no more room. As beautiful as all these books look, I’m also terrified by them. Did I mention that they’re right above my bed?

With so many books comes a great dilemma, the greatest dilemma of them all – which book should I read next? If you’ve come here hoping I would answer that question for you, you might end up being disappointed, because I’m at a loss myself. I mean, I’ve tried a couple of ideas… Continue reading “How to Choose Your Next Read.”

Reading · Writing

A Reader’s Resolutions

I’m not one for resolutions. I’ve noticed that I always fail to meet them, whether it is to go to bed early, exercise more, cut down on chocolate (perish that thought!) or otherwise. However, I know I can’t go wrong if I’m doing something I enjoy; less chance of failure there. So for 2013, I shall make me some reading resolutions!

1. As has been the case for the last two years, this year I’m going to challenge myself to read a certain amount of books. In 2011 I went with 20 books, last year I went with 30, and this year I’m going to kick it up to 40. I know I’m not as ambitious as some other avid readers out there who read more than a 100 books per year, but I know my limits, and I know that I have stories of my own to write as well. Continue reading “A Reader’s Resolutions”

Inanity · Writing

Giveaway Winners!

It has been a week since I posted the giveaway for Puppet Parade, and I finally have the winners! Congratulations to Karen’s Different Corners, tobiaswrites and boomiebol on winning e-book copies of Puppet Parade! I hope you enjoy reading it! Do let me know which formats work best for you, and with your permission, I’ll send the copies to the emails associated with your WordPress accounts. =]

Thank you, everyone, for entering the giveaway! I was actually worried that no-one would enter and I’d be left standing there looking all awkward and embarrassed, haha.

And now that’s done… how are you? How is your week going so far? Personally I’m exhausted, and work’s being really stressful. It’s difficult to imagine that only a couple of days ago I was having a fantastic time watching The Avengers (an amazing movie that I would recommend to everyone) with my best friend. Weekends really need to be longer!

Food · Inanity · Reading

So I tried Häagen Dazs for the first time today…

… and honestly I can’t see what the hype’s about.

I’m not saying that it’s not good, but I don’t think it lives up to all the praise it gets. I tried three flavours today – caramel biscuit and cream, crème brûlée and vanilla caramel brownie – topped with butterscotch sauce. They were good, but not all that great. In fact, I soon found myself getting bored with it, and if it weren’t for the fact that Häagen Dazs ice-cream is a bit pricy, I might have abandoned my bowl. Overall it was a disappointing experience, and I’m not sure I’ll go out of my way to have ice-cream there again.

The marbled mud pie I had at a diner later, though, was something else entirely.

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