Sunday, 19 January 2014

Guess who's back?

I'm back...ish.  I'm not in the full swing of all things blog related just yet, but wanted to do a little update post before I hopefully start putting the life back in my pancake.  So much has happened in the last three months, I'm not quite sure where to start.

I Moved
When I wrote my last post there was barely anything of mine in the house.  Now there's lots of my stuff.  Which includes Twoey, a present from my friend Rosie, so named because I have a feeling he'll be saying "must be blood...must be fresh!" any day now.

I Started a New Job
I started a new job at a company that distributes books back in October, and have met some lovely people.  But the best part has to be the books. Oh the books!  Please see the picture below of all the books I have purchased/obtained over the past three months.  The best part is that I haven't spent more than £20 on the whole lot.

I also joined a book club at work, where I get a proof copy of a book to review two months before its release.  I've read two books so far, the first I wasn't that impressed by, the second I loved.  I'm not sure if I can post more substantial reviews on here straight away, but once the books are released, then I'm sure it will be okay.

The Hard Stuff
Not everything's been good.  I'd been waiting for the catch...and it came when my Nan died on the 23rd of November.  The 50th Aniversary for Doctor Who was that day, and they had a #savetheday campaign running for a few months prior.  I know it sounds silly, but The Doctor really did save my day, without messrs Smith, Tennant and Hurt to give me a bit of light relief for 75 minutes...well...

My love of reading is because my mum loves reading.  And she loves reading because nanny loved reading.  I remember when my sister wasn't into reading (she is now) and my nan was worried, "because you're never alone if you've got a book."

So, yeah.  Good times, bad times, 2013 was a really weird mix of a year. But enough of then.  This is now.  In 2014 I hope to be sharing more reviews with you, visiting other blogs and commenting a whole lot more, not to mention sharing pictures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of my book shop binges.  Who knows, I may even change the name of this blog if I can come up with something good.  So, here's to another year of blogging.  Let's hope it's a good one.


  1. Yay, I'm glad you're back around!!! I'm really sorry to hear about your grandma :-/

    On a more positive note, your new job sounds AWESOME. I'd give anything to be able to work with books like that! And that pile of books... I'm practically drooling, lol.

    Looking forward to more of your posts!!

    1. Thanks. Yes, if you ever get a chance you should look to see if there are any book distributors in your area - it's a side of the industry that I'd never even thought about before.