There are definitely not enough free hours in the day. Why? What do I want to do more of? Why read of course. I possibly should say writing too. Ah. Yeah, and to write. Uhmm.
I’ve been thinking this morning about all the books I want to read – I do think about this pretty often. Yesterday I told you I was reading a book, but was getting a bit bored by it. Well when I got to page 70 last night, I decided to give up. Life’s just too short, and there’s too many books I actually want to read, to keep reading something that’s not interesting me.
So that means a trip to the library to return said book. Yeah, the library, we all know that spells trouble. Although, having read today’s Confessions of a Wannabe Chick Lit Author , I think maybe I should stop thinking that. She nicely pointed out that the person before you could have read the book on the toilet. Euch. Gross.
Anyway, library. I started thinking about getting a book out. ‘Cause you know, my pile of 80 odd books at home isn’t enough for me, I want more. Now my library’s got this great online section – including an online catalogue. Uh oh. I thought it might be helpful to see if any of my wish list are available at the moment… uh, yeah a couple are there. I want them. I shouldn’t. I know I shouldn’t. Not when I’ve just started another book. Not when I need to read some more modules before I get on with my next writing course assignment. I know I shouldn’t pick them up. But I don’t know if I’m going to be able to help myself.
The other reason I shouldn’t is that at the end of this month another couple of books on my wish list come out in paperback, so I know I’m going to HAVE to buy them (my ex did hint at buying them when his bonus came through- which coincides with their release date – but due to his ‘ex’ status I think I’ll be buying them myself! Damn! 🙂 )
The good thing with library loans, is you can have the books for three weeks. So if I was to get them today, I’ve ages to return them. But then on the other hand, if I know they’re at the library, do I need to get them while I’m reading a book? This is so hard, I know what I should do, but I think I know what I’m going to do – and it’s not what I should do.
Another book related thought. There’s a Book Event visiting work today. Luckily their selection of fiction is worse than…(ah help – can you insert funny anecdote here). But they have the most amazing COOKERY BOOKS. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned my like (I was going to say addition, but that’s maybe a little strong) of cookery books.
I fully blame my mother for this. She has shelves and shelves of cookery books. More than some shops have. And does she use any of them? Some. Not many. I blame the genes she handed down to me. As soon as I left home I started buying cookery books. Lots of them. And how often do I look at them? Well reasonably frequently; I like looking at them to imagine the meals I could make. How often do I use them? Ah. Well. Not often. In fact, I bought an Indian cookery book at one of the last events. I may have used it once, but I’m not sure.
So why, WHY do I want to buy 2 (yes TWO) more? I am terrible. One’s a Chilli cook book: Chilli’s really good for you and raises your metabolism so helps you lose weight so would be a great book to have. The other one has tips about freezing foods, and… um lots of recipes. I don’t want to buy them, but I think I might have to. They’re only £4 each. That’s nothing. And it is pay-day tomorrow… Eek. I really do not want to be going home tonight with 4+ more books than I came to work with. AGGGGHHHHHHHH.
Ok. Move away from the book talk NTWG.
I didn’t do any writing yesterday. That’s not a good start to my 250 words a day (which technically I said would be from May, but I wanted to start yesterday). I will do it today. I will, I will, I will.
Also, I will learn to only put one space after a full stop. It’s just so hard to do when I’ve spent 20 odd years putting two.