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6 years ago @ What Red Read - A Day in the Life (sor... · 1 reply · +1 points

1) I used to love watching something nice before work! If I had time I'd watch something like Gilmore Girls over a looong breakfast, if not I'd go for a 20-minute sitcom instead. Perfect start to the day.

2) That first Steve Carell GIF is basically my life summed up in one picture.

3) Day in the Life posts are weirdly fascinating, apparently. Must go check out some more! :)

6 years ago @ Jess Hearts Books - My Top Readathon Tips · 0 replies · +1 points

Right, you're the first person I've officially got here waiting for me in your own tab ready to start! I'm blogging AND IG-ing so I'll check in via IG and cheer you on every so often!

I've been doing all of these things today - dusting and hoovering round, planning meals and snacks, looking through my TBR for some suitably quick-paced and large-fonted books, and generally psyching myself up! I feel really bad because my mum's going to be doing a load of decorating this weekend and I was planning to help - but it CLASHES so instead I've spent today cleaning the house from top to bottom to make up for it! :)

I haven't read a thing all day but I might spend a little time tomorrow morning watching BookTube readathon TBRs. After a lie-in, obviously. And a shower. Because a clean readathonner is a happy readathonner! I'm going for the 'setting my phone every hour' thing again I think, to break up the day, and I definitely wouldn't be averse to some sleep this time around - or sitcom episodes, that's a great idea! And if I get really exhausted before the day's up, maybe I'll spend the last couple of hours rewatching You've Got Mail or something with lunch. That would be suitably bookish, I think! WHEEEE! *runs off to eat Frosties and think about tomorrow*
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6 years ago @ Jess Hearts Books - My Favourite Books on ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I read it around 11 I think, but I didn't really get what the fuss was about at the time. Then I read it again a couple of years ago and BAM. Blew me away. And YES, read IKoaFS soooon! It's really compulsive and easy to read, it won't take long. *dangles copy enticingly* :p
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6 years ago @ Jess Hearts Books - My Favourite Books on ... · 2 replies · +2 points

I thought Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson was a really good example of PTSD as well, and I HAVE to add my new favourite, It's Kind of a Funny Story, for its amazing portrayal of teen depression. OH! And A Note of Madness by Tabitha Suzuma for its depiction of bipolar disorder. I haven't read the sequel yet though. :)
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6 years ago @ Jess Hearts Books - March Round Up and Boo... · 1 reply · +2 points

I finally read It's Kind of a Funny Story, and that was far and away my favourite book of March and definitely making it onto my 2016 best of list as well. Absolutely spot on and so charming, I loved it. Hope April has another book that good, I haven't read nearly enough REALLY great books recently!
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6 years ago @ http://kfmurphy.blogsp... - Holiday Photo Diary: N... · 1 reply · +1 points

SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS. Such clean colours and beautiful landscapes. Though I have to admit, I LOLed at the alien museumy mini-diorama 'why are all the aliens standing like outlaws about to have a shootout' one. Then stopped LOLing and sort of backed away from my computer slowly, just in case. :P

6 years ago @ Jess Hearts Books - February Round Up and ... · 1 reply · +2 points

I really should start keeping track of what I read each month again - there's no cutoff on my blog page or LT so I forget what I read when! My favourite very recently was Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles (I think?). I found it by accident on Amazon; it's about a TB sanatorium in Minnesota, particularly one teenage girl's experience arriving for the first time, settling into the strictly controlled life in the girls' ward, making friends, and basically coming to terms with the fact that every single person there is fighting for their life on a daily basis. Really beautiful and heartbreaking, with lots of info at the back and historical pics and stuff to bring it to life. :)
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6 years ago @ What Red Read - My library: A ramble · 1 reply · +1 points

Oooh, is We Buy Books any good? I came across their website yesterday, stashed in my bookmark folder sometime over the past year or two, but I've never actually used them. I usually just give mine to charity too but occasionally there's something nice that I KNOW from experience is likely to be a bit of a niche book and will end up getting shunted around the local branches in a bag or stacked up haphazardly in a box in the back until it's completely wrecked. :(

6 years ago @ http://kfmurphy.blogsp... - Holiday Photo Diary: E... · 1 reply · +1 points

YES HE WAS. And with HP, the only thing I regret is not buying more shizzle at the shop, especially a mug. One of the Marauder's Map ones, or a Ravenclaw mug. I didn't have your luggage allowance to worry about, but my sister isn't a gift shop person so she was hovering outside and I didn't feel like I could really browse properly. I could have done another 30 minutes checking everything out! They do have an online shop (no mugs though, presumably because of breakability), so I promised myself that if I reread all seven books and rewatch all eight movies this year, I'm allowed to go and buy myself a Ravenclaw cushion (which were out of stock when I went) and a chocolate frog to celebrate. :)

6 years ago @ http://kfmurphy.blogsp... - Holiday Photo Diary: E... · 0 replies · +1 points

P.S. I heartily approve of Laura's approach to the Cosmonauts exhibition, obviously. Communists, Laura and me... we got history. YOUNG STALIN, LAURA. YOUNG STALIN.