- Fairy lights
- Sentimental pieces of jewellery
- Getting a roll of film back
- Snuggly jumpers
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01. NEW Mitch Albom – Have a Little Faith
02. NEW Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451 [November goals]
03. NEW Jojo Moyes – Honeymoon in Paris
04. RR Scarlett Thomas – The End of Mr Y [30 for 30]
05. RR Christopher Pike – Road to Nowhere
06. RR Christopher Pike – The Visitor
07. RR Francine Pascal – My Mother Was Never a Kid
08. RR Francine Pascal – My First Love & Other Disasters
09. RR Francine Pascal – Love & Betrayal & Hold The Mayo [30 for 30]
November was a funny month for reading. I didn’t finish a book until almost mid-way through the month (which is unusual for me) but it picked up towards the end after a visit home to my mother and the collection of all my old Point Horror books, ha.
I’m coming to the end of my 30 for 30 reading lists, meaning that only the big and hard to source books are left, eek. I ordered these Francine Pascal books and books two and three came a week before the first one, which was a little torturous. I only have 11 left to read (meaning I’ve read 49 of them since the end of June, gosh) and I’m looking forward most to re-reading The Time Traveler’s Wife in January – it is my favourite book after all.
I loved those Christopher Pike books when I was younger but sadly they didn’t live up to my memories – very few books you read as a teenager do I suppose. The Victoria Martin Trilogy was a happy exception to the rule – I remember loving this more that the Sweet Valley series when I was growing up and it was a delight to re-read them (I powered through all three in two days, so eager was I for a reminisce).
Elsewhere Scarlett Thomas is still baffling me even with a second read of The End of My Y (although I think PopCo is still my favourite of hers), Mitch Albom seems to be back on form (I much prefer his non-fiction writing, apparently) and Fahrenheit 451 wasn’t at all what I was expecting but was really rather fantastic.
I hit my 100 books target in November, so I upped it to 110 just to keep me on my toes. I’m up to 108 already so I’m fairly sure I’ll make it but you never know ;)
Thanks for making my job a hell of a lot easier. Thanks for also believing that which mascot a university has is one of the most important bits of information to display in search results. Everyone loves a bit of whimsy.
I don’t know where this (what can only reasonably be called an) obsession came from. Honestly. I like Christmas pudding but it’s not my favourite part about Christmas by a long shot. All of a sudden tho the shops seem to be full of amazing novelty goods and more than anything they are full of Christmas puddings and I want in.
So I thought I’d put together a little list of the favourite pudding related items I’ve found, in case you fancied getting in on a slice of the action with me. Let’s be pudding chums together!
First up, this gorgeous set found on Etsy. Sigh. Etsy is the best for all things gift related, I’ve found. Most of my Christmas stuff has come from there this year! Christmas pudding brooch: £7 & earrings: £6 from Ginger Pickle
Next up, an amazing Christmas pudding scarf: £7.99 & hoodie: £10 from New Look. Confession: I bought this hoodie the other day (at full price although it’s now in the sale, curses!) it’s so snuggly I might never take it off. Except that would be disgusting, so maybe I should buy two so I always have one to wear…? No…?
Q & I decided to start a new family Christmas tradition: new matching Christmas jumpers every year. I’ve got the hoodie (above) and he’s going to grab this bad boy. Christmas pudding jumper: £14 from ASDA Direct. We will match and it will be glorious and people will think we are weird and I simply Will. Not. Care.
PHEW. See – aren’t they all amazing? Don’t you want to be a pudding now, too? #TeamPUDDING 2013!
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It’s been on my mind for a long time as something I’d like to try, but all the people I know who already do it are skinny minxes with six packs and frightening resolve – neither of which I possess. I was this close to chickening out (a million times, I swear) but I managed to rope a friend into coming last minute (THANK YOU JEN) and we mustered up the courage to get changed into tiny shorts and attempt to spin our stuff.
Honestly, it was so much fun. No one laughed when we couldn’t do stuff, I didn’t get any serious bruises and even with the minimal amount I was able to do my arms were still aching enough the following day to consider it a real workout. I wrote more about this goal at Go Mighty, so if you want to read more of my rambling about it you can see the story here :)
Thanks for constantly challenging me. Sometimes the first impression you give is that you’re a bit of a jerk, but the more I get to know you the more I like you. Thanks for encouraging me to give second chances.