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I Am Most Definately a Bookworm!

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Yep this is me, especially the bit about the reading list never getting any smaller and the comment stating the book was better than the movie.

Haven’t been reading too much lately due to vision problems but I am still “collecting” books.  Currently have 17 in my Google Play library and 15 in my Kindle library. 

I like to read on my lunch break but have been having difficulty seeing without a magnifying glass but I figured out that if I signed into Google Chrome and downloaded the Play Books app I can read my book at lunchtime on the PC’s big screen.  Very happy about that, it even syncs so that when I open the book on my tablet it opens up at the right page ☺

Got to be happy with that!

Happy reading fellow bookworms 😀

What Shall I Read?

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I have an awesome selection of books to read in my e-library but I have a problem.  I just don’t fancy any of them.  I really want to read a book but nothing is grabbing me and I don’t know what to do.

What will I do on my lunch break if I don’t read? 

I’m so surprised I am having this problem as I usually love diving into a murder mystery thriller.  Maybe it’s because I’m hanging out for the new Tess Gerritsen and Michael Connelly novels due out on the 22nd.  I don’t know maybe I need a change of genre?

Anyone got any good read suggestions?

Struggling With Book Selection

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I’m having rotten luck with my choice of books lately, I haven’t enjoyed anything that I have started and have given up after a few pages or chapters.

Have no idea why, perhaps my tastes are changing?  I have tried some new authors; maybe I just don’t their style of writing and should stick with what I know and like. I think part of my problem is that new releases from my favourite authors are a bit quiet now until late July so to keep me going I am having to try new authors.

After 3 flops I am now reading Swansong by Damien Boyd.  I recently discovered Damien’s works when I was browsing the Kindle store and thought I would give him a go.   There are currently 4 books in the DI Nick Dixon series.  I have enjoyed the first 3 so I am looking forward to getting stuck in to Swansong.

My bookshelves are filling up again and getting clogged with stuff that I probably won’t read. I currently have 15 in my Google Play library and 18 in my Kindle library.  I can’t stop book shopping I love it, it’s so much fun.  You never know when you are going to discover that gem that will turn out to be a really great read.  In fact I think I might go book shopping at lunchtime, I don’t even have to leave my desk! How sad am I!

Happy reading everyone ☺

I Am a Bookworm!

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I adore books and reading.  I am at my most relaxed when I have my nose stuck in a good book, I always have one on the go and plenty in my bookshelf for later. 

Because of my vision problems I find it very difficult to read books in print so I read on my tablet.  I can set the text to suit my vision and I can carry as many books around as I like.  If I want a new book I simply download it and hey presto book shopping done!  It really doesn’t get much better than that.  I thought that I would miss the smell and feel of a proper book and I guess I do a bit but to be able to read any book whenever I want and not have to worry about being able to see is a massive plus, so technology gets my vote.

As you can see from my reading list I am really into crime thrillers, I love a good murder!  I pretty much stick exclusively to this genre although I do deviate on occasion.  This is my reading list for the rest of the year.  All the coming releases are logged in my calendar to be downloaded when they come out so I don’t miss any (that would be terrible wouldn’t it).

Coming New Releases: –
Angela Marsons – Evil Games
James Patterson – Truth or Die
Karin Slaughter – Pretty Girls
James Patterson – Alert
Allison Brennan – Best Laid Plans
Lee Child – Make Me
James Patterson – The Murder House
Patricia Cornwell – Depraved Heart
Michael Connelly – The Crossing
James Patterson – Confessions: the Murder of an Angel
Tess Gerritsen – Playing with Fire
Allison Brennan – No Good Deed
James Patterson – Cross Justice
 
Currently on my Bookshelf: –
Damien Boyd – As the Crow Flies
John Francome – Storm Rider
Karen Rose – Silent Scream (reading now)
Felix Francis – Refusal
Felix Francis – Damage
Rachael Treasure – Cleanskin Cowgirls
Harlan Coban – The Stranger
Allison Brennan – Compulsion
John Sandford – Gathering Prey

If I can get through this lot by the end of the year (depends on the eye health/vision situation), it will take my books that I have read to over 50 for 2015.  Not bad at all!

I love reading, I am a total bookworm!

 

Too Crazy to Declutter!

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So we all know I have this problem with hoarding books right?  Can be a problem but it’s got to be better than hoarding animals!

I was looking at my google play and kindle bookshelves and realised that I have no clue why I downloaded about half of them; they are totally not my genre.  Probably to get my book count up so that I don’t get “book anxiety”.   I am pretty sure that half the books in my bookshelves won’t get read so what’s the point in having them there?  They are just taking up space on my tablet and annoying me, taunting me trying to get me to read them when I have zero interest in doing so.

Time to declutter!  It is really difficult for me to get rid of books, so I went into my bookshelves with an aggressive attitude and culled everything that I knew deep down I would not read.

The result: – I now have a total of 14 books over the 2 bookshelves.  Pretty good I think as I had 27 this morning.  All I have now are books that I know I will read and enjoy …. Gawd I had some rubbish in there!  (I’m sure they were great books just not my cup of tea).

Now this is where the bipolar comes in.  I am telling myself that now I have decluttered my bookshelves I have all this room for some new books …… hehe guess who is going book shopping!

So really I haven’t decluttered at all, I am just swapping books that I know I won’t read for ones that I will.  My book count will be way up again before I know it, that’s not a problem though if I am actually going to read the books hey?

I Really Am A Crazy Bipolar Book Lady!

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Following on from yesterday’s blog, the crazy book lady strikes again!

Last night my partner asked me for some ideas on what I would like for a mother’s day gift from my daughter (my daughter lives overseas so they are getting together plotting something – yay for me).

So what do I do?  Go straight to the kindle store.  My partner looks over at what I am doing and is like, OMG NO!! you are not getting more books, I read your blog post today ……. Busted!

Well we just both fell around laughing after that and agreed that a piece of jewellery to be picked out by them would be lovely.

Seems like I can’t stop at 25 books after all …… hehehe

Do you think I have a problem?

The Crazy Bipolar Book Lady

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Does anyone else get obsessed with things and go on crazy buying sprees?

Argh I have this thing about books. I have to have more than one book (more like more than 10) or I panic and worry that when I have finished a book I won’t have anything to read – crazy right?

So I have 14 new books in my Kindle library and 11 new books in my Google Play Books library, do you think that’s enough?  No, I’m still looking at more books ….. geez how many books can I read at once!

Seriously, I do think that I can stop at 25 new books; I don’t think that I will be getting any more until I have read a few of these ones but it could really be a problem.  Can anyone else relate?

I know when we are a bit manic we can go on spending sprees and I think I do spend more when I am normal/up and less when I am down but I find it very interesting that I am fitting these stereotypical ideas of bipolar.  I always thought that my bipolar was really mild and I didn’t do any of the crazy stuff but when I think about it I do.  I am classically bipolar!

Just one more day on the crazy roller coaster called life!

Happy reading!