I’m Alive!!! (An Update) #IRL

Hi Everyone!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted since May! I really didn’t mean to fall off the face of the earth but that’s kinda what happened.

Basically, work went completely crazy because my colleague left and what was already a very hectic job turned into an impossible task. And then – unrelated to my job woes as I had been looking for new opportunities before the madness started – I got an interview for a new job, and I got it!

So I recently left the prison library (at a terrible time that made me feel very guilty), to become Library Manager of a local public library. Hurrah!

While all of this was going on, my landlord sold his/my house, so I had to start looking for somewhere to live. So yeah, it’s all been a bit mad and this blog was the last thing on my mind.

But things are starting to calm down. The first week as a Library Manager has been good, if not slightly overwhelming in terms of having so much to learn. And I move house next weekend. The end is in sight.

Overall, I’m really happy with the big life changes so far, and hope everything settles down enough for me to decide on whether to keep this blog going, or to maybe start a new one to promote my library? I’m not sure of the rules on that yet (as I was never allowed to do one for the prison library for obvious reasons), but it would be nice to carry on book blogging and be able to promote what we do at the same time.

I will keep you posted. I’ve really missed being part of the book blogging community – I feel so out of touch – so I hope to be back soon in some way or another.

Keep reading!!

Lipsy xx

 

 

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Friday Feature: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and all-round amazing person died yesterday at the age of 66, following a battle with Alzheimer’s.

I’m not going to sit here and talk about how amazing his work was, because to be honest, I never got into his books. I was given The Colour of Magic when I was quite young, and I gave it a go but I think I was too young to appreciate it. I’ve been meaning to give it another try ever since.

I tried reading Good Omens last year too, but I really could not get into that either, despite having friends who LOVE it. I guess it just wasn’t my thing.

But, what I do know about Terry Pratchett, is from his documentaries and interviews, and he was such a funny, clever, ridiculously brilliant man with the most amazing take on life. He was my favourite Atheist!

If you haven’t watched Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, you must! Although it wasn’t an easy watch the first time around, so I imagine it would be pretty heart-breaking now.

Anyway, let’s not dwell on what has ended, but enjoy what he shared with us.

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