Sunday, 27 November 2011

IMM (#15) 27/11/11

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren as a way of showing off our addiction to books every week. You can learn more about this here.

I'm bacccck!

So I've vanished this month...In this month I had a week in Amsterdam (lovely place!) and then I had my undergraduate graduation event (see pic...) and thennn my laptop blew up!

Currently writing this on the partners home office smells funny in this office and there is a lot of paperwork everywhere! He also doesn't use a mouse, and prefers a graphics tablet at pen...that makes it interesting trying to click, copy and paste!

On to the books!

So this is over two weeks:

Eve - Anna Carey
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Della Says OMG - Keris Stainton (not pictured because its been lent to the sister in law!!)

I've heard a lot about Eve, and it really excited me at first but I tried to read little reviews and so far I'm really enjoying it! Della was polished off in around 2 hours with lots of giggling very loudly and getting weird looks off the in laws!

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (and other stories) - F.Scott Fitzgerald

So I always thought that Benjamin Button was an epic novel to make a 3 hour epic film in which very little happened (I didn't enjoy it!) but I now find out it is only 20 pages long! Neeedless to say a little miffed with ReaditSwapit as the person declared it was only that story and I feel a little cheated out of a £40 text book! But Oh Well,...Free Book!

In the entire laptop saga, I have been attempting to write posts on my phone, to then edit them at work or using Mikes computer so hopefully that will work till I get a new computer next week!

Can't wait to see what everyone else got in their mailbox! And if anyone can advise any graduation novels please can you let me know? =D

Love Always!

Steffi xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

T.G.I.F. Friday, Nov. 25th - When You're Not Reading

Friday, Nov. 25th - When You're Not Reading: What occupies your time when your nose isn't stuck in a book?

Recently I have been doing a whole lot of nothing! Or at least it feels that way!! 
I've actually just been on holiday and before and after that I've been cleaning, packing, sorting out stuff at my office and then cross stitching! 

I am currently cross stitching Christmas cards for my nearest and dearest and then will begin to get on with all the cooking I do for Christmas (I make lots of chutneys and cakes as presents)!! 

Mainly I'd say if I'm not reading, I'm watching TV,  cuddling my cats, watching the partner play whatever new game he has, or cackling with my Girls...but I always come running back to reading!!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Poorly laptop

So I sat down today all ready to write 5 reviews (yes its been a while...)and smoke starts coming out my laptop...!

Hopefully I should be able to get some up tomorrow but I am very sorry I have vanished again!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011


I'm still alive...again, however now my life has been taken over by the joy that is NaNoWriMo!

So far I've got 230 words, pathetic but its more that if I didn't write any! I will try to keep up on blogging however I apologise if I'm away typing away on my novel instead of my blog but I will be posting updates and sharing my random ideas!

I do advise that people who are on Twitter should follow @NaNoWordSprints they are posting lots of ideas and challenges to help you get all the words written!

Till later!


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