I’m a bit behind and late with posting the end of year stuff for 2012. I plan on doing a master list for reviews soon, but until I get that together I’m going to post them here so I can clean out the review page for 2013. You can find all current and past reviews links on the Reviews page.
The books read are rated by 1-5 hearts with an * to denote a half added, as follows;
- ♥ – Sleeping material
- ♥♥ – Not our kind of thing
- ♥♥♥ – Average with good traits
- ♥♥♥♥ – Entertaining
- ♥♥♥♥♥ – Loved it Continue reading
Recently I was having some difficulty with my mental acuity while reading The Iron King. Mentioning being a spoonie and reading isn’t something I usually come across in my Internet travels, but I’m aware there are plenty of book loving spoonies out there, and I feel compelled to share something about it. I should probably start with what a spoonie is. At times I will put it out there, that I have an illness affecting my energy levels, and that’s pretty much what a spoonie is. It’s having a condition that limits your energy, your physical, mental, and emotional abilities, and can have a big impact on your day-to-day life. To better explain the life of a spoonie and where the term comes from I recommend reading The Spoon Theory. It’s a little on the long side, but it has everything you need to know when it comes to low energy and activities exacerbating symptoms. Continue reading
Hello book lovers! Yes, I am excited. Why, do you ask? All my books are unpacked! Packing and moving has felt like my number one topic of discussion for the last couple of months. I’m making this BA Chat all about it in hopes of flushing it out of my system, then moving on. Good idea? Hmm, I thought so.
I’ve moved several times in my life, but this last move had been the first in ten years. It turns out my last residence was where I had lived the longest, but that’s another story. Coming up to moving day, I would remember those times I had moved with books. The grumbles from different people about how many boxes my books would take up, how heavy said boxes were, and how much space the book boxes would occupy. Since I began hoarding books there has been grumbles when moving, by others, but guess how many books I had in the beginning? I had enough to fit nicely into my Opa’s bookcase (he made it years ago). Continue reading
A couple of years ago I wanted to join a book club, but couldn’t find one in my area. The problem with the area I live in is not with a lack of readers. Rather there are so many readers, as soon as one starts up, a book club will fill up quickly. Each book club I came across was either full or wasn’t at a time I could attend.
Having the combination of a desire to get together with other book lovers to chat and being myself, I eventually created a book club of my own. It’s how I roll.
It can be difficult work running a book club. You can be plagued by doubts, feel the energy you put into it as a waste of time, and that member’s could either take it or leave it. On the upside is when everything goes well and you get to have fantastic conversations about books, have a laugh, commiserate over a disliked read, discover new reading material, and, if you’re more of a socialite than I am, you’ll hopefully make some new book-loving mates.
Earlier this year I had to say goodbye to my book club. After missing four meetings in a row and problems with my health, I realised it was time to bow out. I didn’t end the book club. There were still members attending and even though I create things for myself because I can’t find what I need, I also want others to enjoy it. So when I left another member took over and I’m still part of the FB group. Continue reading