Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts


IT’S AUTUMNNNNNNNN (it is, don’t fight me on this). Temperatures in Glasgow are hanging out at a fabulous 14C (58F) and I stepped on my first crunchy leaf yesterday, so dammit, Fall is here.

As always, Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts is hosted by Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous. Drop by, say hey.

1. The last couple of week have been mental, and I think I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. A lot of stuff has been in the planning stages for a while and that’s been stressing me out because it’s been a lot of THINKING and very little DOING.

2. My book group starts today and so far I have three confirmed students attending. I’m not looking for massive numbers, but if I can manage a core group of 6-10, that would be excellent. Their first book, as I’ve mentioned previously, is James and the Giant Peach. I STILL don’t have the books from my supplier, which is insanely frustrating, but I’ve manage to photocopy a bunch of chapters 1-10 to start them off with. Today, they’ll be writing an “About Me” and making bookmarks.

3. The other project I’m working on is also starting to come together finally, so that’s making me feel a lot lighter.

4. I finished the second of Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland series, Blackout, and I enjoyed it more than the first book. I have yet to write a review because I’ve been so busy, but maybe in the next couple of days.

5. This weekend is looking relaxing. Craig and I are going to football matches on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. He might go to one on Saturday as well, but I’m going to stay in and catch up on reading or shows. We cleaned half the house last weekend so this weekend we’ll tackle the other half.

6. I’m currently reading two books, The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. Too early in both to say much about them, but I’ve enjoyed how they started.

7. I’ve read 40 books this year, and am on track to well surpass my Goodreads goal of 50 (currently it tells me I’m 6 books ahead of schedule).

8. I’ve been trying to eat better and it just hasn’t been happening???? I’m letting my mood at the end of the day affect what I choose to have for dinner, often undoing any good I’ve done with breakfast and lunch (I know that’s not really how it works, but for purposes of staying on track, it is). My mind tends to say ‘ah well, you’ve had all this crap for dinner for most of the week, no sense in changing that now, just start over on Monday,’ and that’s not helpful at all. Anyone out there also struggle with this? How do you deal?


2 thoughts on “Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

  1. I love that photo at the top of the post…gorgeous fall is beckoning me!

    Your projects coming together is very reassuring, I’m sure. As for the dinners that seemingly upend what you’ve accomplished through the day…I can relate! By dinner, I’m tired and feeling like something delicious would be a pick-me-up. If I take a nap in the afternoon, I’m less likely to ruin things with a bad choice for dinner. But I know not everyone can nap!

    If you want to see my journey this week, check out MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS


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