Right now I am mostly…

George Orwell Kindle

Reading : I bought myself a Kindle Fire HD last week; I had been after a tablet for a while, and I can’t afford to buy one of the high end ones, so I saved up my Amazon vouchers and bought myself a Kindle Fire. I’m really pleased with it, and although my primary reason for buying it wasn’t the fact that it’s an eReader (I already have a Kobo), I have downloaded a couple of books. This week I’m going to be giving Nineteen Eighty-Four a go after getting a couple of recommendations for it on Twitter.

Watching : I just started another free month’s trial of Netflix; they email me from time to time to offer me another one (I think this is my at least my third!), and never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I always accept. I started watching House of Cards last week, and I’m totally hooked. It’s an original Netflix series, and I’m just blown away by how good it is. Political intrigue and scandal set in Washington D.C. is just up my street.

Feet on Grass

Walking : In my bid to be a total cliché and use the New Year as the kick up the backside I need, I’m trying to step up the exercise and healthy eating. I am trying to walk more, and I’ve been using a pedometer app on my phone to count my steps. You are supposed to walk 10,000 steps a day, but I’m currently averaging around 7,000. I obviously need to walk a little bit further each day!

Listening : While I walk, I listen to podcasts, and I’ve just got hooked on Wittertainment; Radio 5’s film programme with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. It’s fair to say that I’m obsessed.

The Book Love Companion

Buying : I had a Waterstones voucher, and it took me a long time to decide what I wanted to buy with it. As much as I love to read, I don’t really buy novels anymore, preferring to get what I need from the library. So I decided to buy something a bit different, and I went for The Book Lover’s Companion and Wreck This Journal. I am still waiting on another item from this order, and I’m hoping it will come today!

Celebrating : Last night my blog’s Facebook page reached 100 fans. This is fairly small fry in comparison to some bloggers, and to be honest I don’t use Facebook as much as I could, but it’s still nice to recognise the milestones. If you fancy liking my page, you can find it here.

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  • Reply Sarah-Louise

    I’m trying to walk more too because most exercise is impossible for me. Podcasts are a great idea. Let me know what you think of Nineteen Eighty Four 🙂 xx

    January 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply Janey

      I will do – I haven’t really got into it yet but it’s early days. Podcasts are the best – I’m trying to discover lots of new ones!

      January 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply makedospend

    1984 is a brilliant book – really creepy that some bits mirror our world now…!

    I’m currently completely obsessed with This American Life podcast – check it out, it won’t disappoint x

    January 6, 2014 at 6:48 pm
    • Reply Janey

      I’m only a few pages in and I can already see it mirroring certain aspects of modern life! I downloaded that podcast – I’ll let you know what I think! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

      January 7, 2014 at 3:17 pm
      • Reply makedospend

        Great – enjoy!

        January 8, 2014 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Jennie May

    I hope you’re enjoying nineteen eighty four, I loved it <3 xo

    January 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm
    • Reply Janey

      I’m only a couple of pages in so far – Orwell has always intimidated me for some reason bit I’m hoping I’ll get on well with it! xxx

      January 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply MargotBarbara

    Great list – I too am obsessed with the Mayo and Kermode film podcast! We listen to it in the evenings, as we don’t have a tv, and then get ourselves to the cinema as often as we can based on their recommendations…

    January 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm
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