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~ Today's Statistics ~
Books I've read from: The TV guide
Pages read today: Zero
Books finished today: What do you think?
Running total: 0 books; 229 pages
Non-reading progress: I've done both of the challenges! And I've caught up with my movie quota by watching three in one day... *stretches lazily*
Today #insixwords: Zero reading, but sisterly bonding galore! :)
~ Reading Notes ~
Well, today has involved exactly no reading so far! Hannah's not very well so I've spent the day sitting downstairs in the living room, watching movies and trashy telly, eating banoffee cheesecake, getting my new laptop up to scratch (ish) and starting to transfer everything across from this old relic. I've not finished yet - I'm still getting used to the changed keyboard and the move to Chrome, oops - but I'm getting there!
In the meantime, I finally agreed to watch Despicable Me, which of course, turned out to be awesome (I should have known I was going to melt into a puddle of girlie tears AS SOON as I spotted the word 'orphans'), THEN we watched the three Minion mini-movies, THEN we thought "sod it, we're here and comfy - let's watch The Naked Gun as well." The Naked Gun movies are always Hannah's fall-back for bad/sad/sick days! Aaaand then there was You've Been Framed. Now I'm just sitting here starting to read back over the Twitter chat I missed, starting a new iTunes library on the OTHER laptop, and awaiting a healthy meal of hash browns, fried eggs and baked beans, to be eaten while watching The Big Bang Theory. Who knows, after that I might finally get back to Jane Eyre for the night!
I must admit, part of me thinks it's probably done me good having a day with my nose OUT of a book and my ass OUT of my room (even if it WAS still on a cushion most of the time!)...
And, er... *coughs and blushes*... then the whole family got caught up watching Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, which none of us had seen but which I really wanted to because Amy Adams looks cute in a flying jacket and Owen Wilson looks cute in a cowboy hat. SHUT UP THOSE ARE VALID REASONS. Aaaaand now I'm sitting back upstairs with a cup of tea, staring at Jane Eyre on my bedside table and feeling guilty. :(
I'll, er, just turn the light off then... *leaves book completely neglected and plumps pillows dramatically* I'LL READ TOMORROW OKAY!
~ Bookish Dress-Up Challenge ~
Hosted by Nyx Book Reviews
I would love to know which book character you would dress differently, and how!
I thought and thought about this one and was drawing a complete blank... until I decided to just dispense with the serious thinking and have a little fun. So, FOR EXAMPLE, what about Little Red Riding Hood, huh? Why on earth would she voluntarily choose to traipse through wolf-infested woods wearing a bright red cloak? Wouldn't, say, an emerald green cloak be more appropriate? Still pretty, still striking, but not quite so "Hey look, Fangs, I'm over here! And I have cake!"
And then, just for kicks, I thought.... *MWAHAHAHAAAAAA* Wouldn't it be funny, just once, to have seen the Malfoys Jr. and Sr. forced to wear Gryffindor colours? Maybe have them paraded around the Quidditch grounds or something? That'd wipe the smug smirks off their faces. Obviously I have no idea when this could have happened, but I would DEFINITELY have paid for a spot in the stands. :)
~ Book Crack Challenge ~
Hosted by Bookgoonie
What is your Book Crack? What can you NOT SAY NO to? What bookish things make you blissful?
Where do I start?! Okay, charity shops, car boot sales and second-hand bookshops make me VERY blissful. There's always an element of surprise - you never know if you're going to find something you want or not - plus the books are usually a bargain. If you're not sure about an author or a subject you can AFFORD to take a chance because you're not shelling out too much cash anyway. The number of times I've pounced on a book I've been dying to read, or thought "huh, this looks intriguing" and bought it on a whim... *sigh* It's always a pleasure, if one I'm trying to reign in this year! *waves cheerily at her book-buying ban posse*
I love books about books too. I can always be relied upon to buy books about books, whether they're about reading projects, or particular bookshops (I bought The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap before Christmas, for example), or just about books and reading in general. I'm amassing a tidy collection and I've yet to read one I haven't treasured!
Aaaaand then there's classic edition love. I adore Vintage Classics for their striking cover designs, and Penguin Classics (the dearer ones with the black spines) for their gravitas and excellent notes. I'm a big fan of the Penguin Modern Classics, which have this kind of clean and crisp feel to them both in design and execution. Then there are the Penguin Clothbound Classics, which I've JUST discovered thanks to my beautiful Jane Eyre (well, no, I knew OF them, I just didn't have any), and the beautiful Fitzgeralds I already mentioned earlier in the week, and... Let's just say I'm becoming a devotee of good book design. And unlike a few years ago, these days I actually read and enjoy these editions. Life's for living! :)
Over to you, fellow readers - what are your bookish vices, the things that render you incapable of walking on by without stopping for a look?