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:
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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?!