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T5W: Books that took forever to read

118368This week’s Top 5 Wednesday takes place on the second day of my week off from work. I highlight that because I have no plans for this week off, and I have just realised it as I write this. Yes, Emma and I have grand plans for this weekend that involve flat pack furniture and Strictly (I know, I know, you’re all jealous), but we would have had that off together anyway this week, so I have started to wonder why I took this week off work at all. I shouldn’t really complain, a week off work is always nice, but I kind of feel like I am wasting it! Anyway, less of the moaning and more of the reading…

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Books that took forever to read”

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Bout of Books 13 Round-Up

BOBI can’t believe Bout of Books is over already. I feel like it was only yesterday that I signed up to Bout of Books 12! I don’t think I did that well this time round, but I have my reasons I guess. How was your readathon? Continue reading “Bout of Books 13 Round-Up”

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Bout of Books 13 – Day 2

BOBToday, Jade and I said goodbye to Sydney and drove to the Blue Mountains. Lots of driving and walking have severly reduced potential reading time. Now as we are back to the driving and are no longer relying on public transport like we did in Sydney, I can’t just sit and read while we go to places. Continue reading “Bout of Books 13 – Day 2”

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Bout of Books 13 – Day 1

BOBI love reading and have thoroughly enjoyed my previous Bout of Books weeks, so I thought I’d give it another go. I offically committed to Bout of Books 13 last week, with a declaration of intention and my reading list, and thankfully finished (and loved) 1984 just in time to start! Continue reading “Bout of Books 13 – Day 1”

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Bout of Books 13 – Declaring my intentions

bobheader2Bout of Books is back, and I am excited. The last time I completed the Bout of Books readathon, I was an English Teacher in Thailand. Things have changed. I now call the back of a camper van in Australia home as Jade and I drive the long distance from Cairns to Sydney.

What hasn’t changed? I still love reading, and Bout of  Books.

Continue reading “Bout of Books 13 – Declaring my intentions”

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Friday Reads – February 6th

My Friday Reads are becoming more successful. After the travesty that was the first weekend, where absolutely nothing was read at all, and then last weekend where I read some of what I pledged to read, let’s hope this weekend actually sees me reach (and exceed….but lets not get too over-excited eh?) target. Continue reading “Friday Reads – February 6th”

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Friday Reads – January 23rd

I’ve decided to involve myself in yet another book-blogging community – Friday reads.

For those of you who don’t know anything about Friday reads, or are just a tad forgetful, it is an internet meme/initiative that gets people talking about the books/poems/graphic novels etc. they plan to read over the upcoming weekend, and week if they feel so inclined. My ability to stick to a week-long TBR and not procrastinate or read something else is not great, so I think a weekend long aim is more manageable. Well I can hope.  Continue reading “Friday Reads – January 23rd”