Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts #9

This meme is hosted by the Bookishly Boisterous and the idea is simple. It’s a round-up of your week, in and out of book world. A place to store your thoughts, and basically anything you’d like to share on your blog.

So, what’s been going on this past fortnight…

Good TV: It’s almost that time of year again when the days get shorter, (and colder) and we all start to hibernate a little bit. But do not fret, it’s also the time of year where TV gets good. I have my eyes on a few new shows which I’ll be posting about soon. YES! I love Autumn & Winter.

Sober September: I’m over the half-way mark and still going strong. But to say I’d like a large glass of wine right now would be the understatement of the year.


Taasky: Like making to do lists? I do! Last week, I found this great app which manages all your to do lists and it is a REVELATION. I love it. Before, I was just using the standard notes and calendar iPhone apps to do all that stuff, but this is easier and more satisfying. Geek Love!


How? (Part 1): Last week Keanu Reeves was 50. FIFTY. How is that even possible (Insert ‘I feel so old’ wails here). Not that his age actually matters because he’s clearly Immortal.


Work Woes: I got some pretty bad news at work which has led me to look for a new job. After just two evenings of job hunting I want to dip my head in acid. I’m already feeling the strain of trying to fit in looking for a job and writing this blog, but I’ll do my best to maintain it. Anyone want to hire me? I’m really great, honest!?

How? (Part 2): Does it put you off blogs when they claim to read 25 books a month? Because it does me. I don’t see how anyone can read 25 books in a month, even YA books. Do they skim read (the idea of that makes me sad)? Even if I wasn’t working…no, even if I was bed-ridden with no visitors I don’t think I’d read close to that many. It really makes me wonder about the quality of their reviews too. If you’re one of these people, please don’t be offended…but do tell me how you do it…

Under the Dome: I started watching the second series and I’m not enjoying it at all. I mean, granted it’s been a while since I read the book so I can’t remember all the ins and outs, but who are all the new characters they’ve introduced? Have they just completely made them up? Did they do the entire book in the first series?…I can’t remember how it ended to be fair.

The Guest: I went to see The Guest last week and it was not what I expected at all, but really good. It took me a while to figure out the guy is that one off’of Downton Abbey – man, us Brits gets around a lot these days don’t we!? But yeah, it was good. I loved the 80’s prom slasher-film vibe towards the end.


I guess this week it was mainly not so bookish thoughts, but there you go!

What about you guys?

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

11 thoughts on “Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts #9”

  1. oh man, Keanu could still get it. Pretty sure I’ve been infatuated with him my whole life.

    Under the Dome TV show is absolutely nothing like the book. It’s terrible and it makes no sense at all but the fiance and I continue to watch it for the hilarity. And plus Barbie is nice to look at. Especially when he gets ggggrrrrr-military-badass-mode.

    Good luck on the jump search! That’s next on my list after popping this baby out. =)

    1. Haha Barbie is rather nice to look at but I’m finding it hard to keep interested. I quite liked the first series, but it’s taken a ridiculous turn for the worst!

      Thanks, and good luck with the popping, too!

  2. Sorry about the job hunt…I’m sure you’ll find something awesome! OMG I know what you mean about people who “read” almost a book a day. They obviously have nothing else in their lives. I try to read 2 books a week and usually fail at that, so there you go:-)

    1. I know, right. 2 books a week is a good week for me, I find it pretty hard to fathom! And thanks, hopefully something great will turn soon, before the panic sets it!

  3. I’m going to have to use that eCard after today and this week.

    I love lists. Lists make me really happy.

    So glad Fall tv is back, although I don’t watch many shows. BBT and Walking Dead are about it.

    I wish I knew the secret to reading 25 books a month. I work full time and require too much sleep to ever do it.

  4. I don’t see how book bloggers can read 25 + books a month, either. Lately I am having difficulty with reading 3 or 4 books a month with all of my other projects. I’ve been reading the same book for the past 2 or 3 weeks now.

    Job hunting is such a pain and can be very discouraging. Try to look or different opportunities that play to your strengths. 🙂

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