taketimetoshine: (Stitched Heart)
Well, Happy Birthday to me.

Or not, as the case has been. I've spent it curled up in bed with a fever and a bad stomach - napping, reading, running to the bathroom. Just how I wanted to spend the day. I've planned on having a lovely day out at some of the local museums that I love, before meeting up with my parents for a meal.

My mum came round this afternoon though, with a couple of bottles of lucozade, some chicken broth and some crackers. And my birthday presents - a new shower curtain, toilet seat and towels. I'm planning on redecorating my bathroom this summer and hd chosen the accessories I wanted to match my colour scheme.

My friends mostly got me various fun flavoured coffess and chocolates, and giftcards for some local bookstores. Oh, and some information leaflets about how to rent an allotment, since I'm getting into gardening which is difficult when you're in a first-floor flat.

I've spent some time on social media too. I now have a Twitter (although I'm not entirely sure what I'm supposed to do with it) and a Pinterest which I am completely in love with and can see myself losing many many hours too.
I also re-wrote my bio on my profile page.
Exciting, no?

I'm probably going to curl up in bed with my book and some music for the rest of the night.


Apr. 2nd, 2016 07:24 pm
taketimetoshine: (Stitched Heart)
I seem to have not updated in over a month. I haven't logged in or anything in that time. I'm not even sure what happened there. It's not like I've been sick or had a broken computer and been ridiculous busy at work or college. It just.. slipped my mind. Completely. I'm so sorry!

I've not really done much. Just a lot of reading... and forgetting to update on goodreads or post reviews. Such a complete failure.

I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be able to get all caught up so I'm just going to draw a line under March, forget that it skipped past like that and start again, fresh and clean from today.

So, internet, I ask you... what have you been up to? What have I missed? What do I need to know?
taketimetoshine: (Red Lips)
I quite honestly have no idea. The length of a book isn't one of the things that I pay attention to.

I've just been poking around on goodreads.com and according to the stats for the last few years that I've been keeping track, the answer is Insomnia by Stephen King, weighing in at a whopping 902 pages! Which does explain why it took me two weeks to read!

Morning will come. Just pray you're here to see it.

You'll lose a lot of sleep. Ralph does. At first he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. Then the hallucinations start - the colours, shapes and strange auras. Not to mention the bald doctors who always turn up at the scene of a death.

That's when Ralph begins to lose a lot more than sleep. When he begins to understand why his hitherto mild-mannered friend, Ed, is getting out of control - dangerously so. And why his home town is about to become the new Armageddon...

Not a book for everyone to be fair. It deals with topics such as abortion, mental illness, domestic abuse and the afterlife but in my opinion it's a bloody good read!

June 2016



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