Right now, I am mostly…

Reading : As I mentioned in my books post last week, I am trying to reach my goal of 75 books by the end of the year, which left me needing to read 15 books in December. That’s quite a lot, for me, but I’ve already made a good start, as I’m up to 65 already, leaving me with ten to read. I’m particularly looking at the week between Christmas and New Year as a good time to get lots of reading done. Anyway, last week I collected Yes Please from the library, and I had finished it within about 24 hours. If you want to read it, I’d say don’t delay, because I loved every page of it. It’s a fabulous addition to the likes of Bossypants and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, and I’ll be reviewing it later this week.

Watching : I watched Pitch Perfect on Friday night, for the first time. I know I’m way behind the curve with this, because it has been out and much-loved for many years. I don’t know why I hadn’t watched it – I saw the trailer years ago and thought it looked funny, but never got around to watching it. I’m so glad I did; it made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. I’m really looking forward to the sequel next year now.

Eating : Can I just remark on how well Poundland are doing with their sweet selection recently? I keep finding old favourites in there; first it was blackcurrant and liquorice, which I just adore, and then on Saturday, I found some spearmint chews. Yum! (Obviously all of this sugar is doing wonders for my health.)

Celebrating : I have an advent calendar! I don’t generally have an advent calendar, because I don’t really like the chocolate that comes in them, and I didn’t get around to buying myself a Dairy Milk one before the first of the month, and then I couldn’t find one. But then Hannah, being the fabulous friend she is, found one and bought it for me, so I got to eat the first eight or so all at once. Bargain.

Congratulating : My sister, Kim, passed her driving test last week. This makes her a star in our family, as she becomes only the second sibling out of six who have bothered to learn and pass! Well done Kim, I love you!

Worrying : I saw this doll in a charity shop window, and it has worried me ever since. Who would make something like this, and more worryingly, who would buy it?

Dreaming : I have dreamt about Ward Thomas twice in recent months (that’s my subconscious telling me to buy tickets to their tour already), and then on Saturday I dreamt of Simon Mayo. I love dreams.

Worrying : It’s now ten days until Christmas Day, and I’m not even close to being ready. Of course. I’m putting far too much store in the fact that I finish work on Friday, because in my head that means I have all of next week to get stuff sorted, but really I just have four days because I’m busy on Saturday and then Christmas Day is on Thursday. Eek! I don’t even have a tree up yet!

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  • Reply Charlotte Steggz

    Yes Please is on my to-read list (which is pretty long)… I went to see her improv group UCB when I was in New York and it was pretty cool. I’d love to know more about her journey.

    January 2, 2015 at 10:13 pm
    • Reply Jane

      She talks about her improv group a lot in the book, so I’m sure you’ll find it very interesting! It really is a very good book.

      January 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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