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Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts #32

November 5, 2015 | 10 comments


1. I’m slowly getting back into work again, after finishing my dissertation and surviving the defense. It feels a bit weird (and it is hard to stay motivated) without a big deadline around the corner.

2. All my family members have gone home now, and Em is also away on a long trip, so it’s very quiet and empty in the apartment. I don’t really mind being home alone for a month, but I’m worried about the fact that I now have to keep our plants alive. That’s usually Em’s task.

3. Now that the defense is over, I have time to read more again. The timing is perfect – one of the goodreads groups I’m in is starting a new long group challenge, and the semi-charmed winter challenge just started.

4. We have started project revive the community garden. With the crazy weather we’ve had the last few months (in combination with everyone being extremely busy), the weeds have completely taken over. I spent an hour after work yesterday battling enemy number 1 (aka California grass).

5. BBC One is making an eight-part TV series based on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. I cannot wait.

6. I might be slightly obsessed with caramel flavoured things at the moment.

7. Sir David Attenborough narrates Adele’s Hello? This is epic.

8. Amazon is opening a bookstore in Seattle. I think it is great news. I love shopping for books online, but I much rather go to a physical book store if I can. Hopefully there will be more stores opening in other cities.

9. Have you voted for the 2015 Goodreads choice awards? I have usually read at least a few nominated books from most of the categories, but this year, I’ve hardly read any of the nominees.

10. I just started watching Game of Thrones and I’m so hooked. I read the first book and didn’t really like it, so when the tv show started I didn’t watch it. My roommates love the book and the show, and have been telling me over and over that I need to watch it. They were so right.

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