Thursday, November 10, 2011

101 in 1001 #83

Last night, I managed to lose my phone. A not uncommon event in this day and age. The somewhat odd thing about this? I lost my phone IN THE HOUSE. I had it in my hand one minute, then I walked upstairs and put down the other things I'd been carrying, and my phone wasn't there.

I assumed I'd put it down somewhere while picking up the other things I took upstairs, so headed back downstairs to look for it. No dice. I thought maybe I'd put it on my bookshelf for some nonsensical reason. No dice. I spent the better part of 20 minutes searching for it all over the house. Even though it was on silent, I rang it from the home phone in the hopes that I'd hear it buzzing away like an angry little bee. No dice.

Where was it? In my handbag. OF COURSE. Guess I won't be needing THIS gif any time soon:
Source once again lost in the depths of Tumblr...

Anyrandomofftopicstory, something I *am* clever at (clearly it's not sentence structure because that made NO sense at all) is reading a book in a day. Having challenged myself to read a book of more than 250 pages in a day, I managed it twice in the space of a week. Sure, it was about a month ago and I totally forgot to blog about it, but pffffff. As long as I get around to it eventually, that's all that really matters!


I bought Matthew Reilly's Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves the day it came out. I started reading two days later, at about 9.30am. I had it finished before 2.00pm. There was a break of half an hour or so in there somewhere when I had a shower. Oh, and it's 389 pages. I guess that's the way things go with Matthew Reilly books - there's so much action that you don't really want to put it down!


A couple of days later, Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire arrived in the post. And I'm sure everyone who follows me on Twitter was eternally grateful, considering I'd spent the past week going "OMG NEED MORE HUNGER GAMES NOW WHEN WILL IT GET HERE???" over and over again. And it was pretty much a repeat performance, only with 472 pages instead of 389. (Oh, and if you're looking for cheap copies of Catching Fire and Mockingjay in paperback, allow me to recommend Book Depository)

The joys of unemployment, folks. Not only can you cross goals off your list, but you can go above and beyond and cross it off twice over!

Is anyone else rapidly approaching 30 and still as enamoured with young adult/ridiculous adventure books as I am?!

K xx


  1. I LOVE a good young adult book. I worked at a bookstore for a while and I'd take home STACKS of them every night and then bring them back the next day.

  2. We tend to go through Matthew Reilly books that quick in our house too! He's really good!

  3. I am forever losing my phone in the house, it makes me feel better to know I am not the only one! It's been quite a while since I've finished a book in one sitting, my last took me 24 hours (with sleep and work in the middle) so I was happy with that:) Would love to see what else you read :)

  4. Absolutely love the Doctor Who Tennant graphic! You know, a sonic screwdriver would be helpful for finding your phone next time.

  5. @Deidre - I wish I worked in a bookstore. I would save so very much money doing that...
    @Vanisha - I wish he'd write faster so there were more books!
    @emmabovary - so glad it's not just me who loses my phone in the house too!!
    @S. F. Roney - dude, if you like Doctor Who gifs, you've come to the right place. And a sonic screwdriver would be helpful for so very many things. Like, all the things ever. I actually read an article a while ago that said they were getting closer to inventing them. I should try and find it again!

  6. I lost my phone last night, it was on silent and I rang and rang it to no avail.

    Turns out it was in my bed, the covers muffled the buzzing sound of the phone vibrating.

    So frustrating.

  7. I am positive this will come as no surprise to you, but I love me some YA books. It's pretty much 95% of my reading list. And, while I'm 28 and in graduate school and should be all intellectual and junk, I still wrinkle my nose a bit when people suggest "serious" or "mature" literature.

    I'm like, "Is there an unpredictable teen in the forefront of this story? No? Well, does the main character at least wear a cloak for a majority of the story? No? OK, uh, no thanks..."

  8. @Marita - Seriously, why do we not learn to take our phones off silent before we lose them in our own houses? FAIL.
    @Gina - THIS IS WHY WE'RE BEST FRIENDS. Just sayin'... ;)

  9. I'm playing bloggy catch-up. BUT UM, THERE IS NO SHAME IN BEING IN LOVE WITH THG. NONE AT ALL.

    I may have wasted most of my day re-watching the trailer a thousand times.

    Nevermind the fact that I have a lit review tomorrow. Never. Mind. That...



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