January Books

Trying not to break the chain on my writing habit, and if I do don’t make it twice, etc! Lots of things vying for my time this week. A cacophony of demand, think Superman when he first realises he has super hearing, and it all comes crashing down. The one day I took out on Friday set me back on Monday, catching up was a few hard yards with a vow to do better, both in attitude, mood and response!

An influx of books for my birthday, added to the Christmas pile and I smile with the task in hand of getting through them all and how lucky I am to be able to go on these journeys.

I’ve been looking at the 12 week year again, just feels right given a birthday in January, a chance to make a re-start on those goals. I’ve been doing something similar in my planner…mainly a 20 week year. Time to hone that, make it more prolific. Put top of my list to make a 12 week plan!

Apologies to those folk who may have visited my coffee share last week. When I re-housed the blog, I hit some kind of clash with Jetpack and the hosts spam plug-in. Should all be working now.

I’ve got a writing class I need to do my homework for so it’s short and sweet this week.

The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Natalie the Explorer that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.

11 thoughts on “Cacophony”

  1. How fun to have a pile of intriguing books to read! I never feel richer than when I have books I long to read. When I was pregnant with my daughter (12 years ago…geez) someone gave me $200 gift card at Barnes and Nobles, and I had som much fun picking out books to read. Thank you for the coffee, and you blog looks smashing !

    1. What an awesome gift! I’ve been given a gift voucher for a department store, I would trade it in for a book store voucher any day. thanks for popping by.

  2. I’ve read ‘Small Fires’. I saw Ottolenghi on Friday evening in one of these ‘in conversations with’ events (which was fantastic) and he was being interviewed by Alice Zaslavsky whose book I see you have in your pile.

    1. That would have been a great event. I’ve seen Nigella, why was good. Alice Zaslavsky is bit of wacky recipe book, taking me some time to get my head round it. I wanted something different….it doesn’t disappoint.

  3. Greetings from the Weekend Coffee Share!
    The photograph of your book pile attracted me to our post, even though I’m wrestling with book piles myself and adding to them without reading any. Do you have little book libraries where you live? We have them here and while I was away in Sydney, I raided book-borrowing libraries at ferry wharves on Sydney Harbour. Some of them were extraordinary and great finds and I’ve passed one on to my friend I already had.
    Hopefully, I’ll have a better chance of getting some reading done now I’m home and not galavanting around Sydney on the ferries all the time.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,

    1. Gallivanting on ferries sounds like a great excuse to not get any reading done. We have a fantastic library in Edinburgh, which slows me down my owned books….reading is reading, and I just can’t help having so many books on the go at one time. Probably why I never finish any!!

  4. I love Alice…and have this one on order. How did I not know there was a new Flora Sheddon? The Kitchen Cabinet is on my list…

    1. My habit of always going to the cookery book section….despite vowing to not buy anymore! Flora just seemed to appear without any hurrah, so had to pop it on my Christmas list! Lovely book just to read, takes me to another kitchen for a few hours.

      1. My husband has banned me from buying more books – so I buy them for myself from teh dog for Christmas, birthdays, mothers day…

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