Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Scrap my day

I am supposed to be taking pictures of Time Team to put in my Scrap the Day Journal/scrapbook as part of the project created by Shimelle. However, I was not able to get into the car and go anywhere this morning. I had a panic attack and finished up sitting at the table feeling very sorry for myself, but at the same time very cross with myself too. Now I am going to curl up and read for a while and hope I feel better soon.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Those Faraday Girls by Monica McInerney

Finished this last night. I bought it in the supermarket while visiting my son and started it on Tuesday when we came home. 634 pages and I found myself rushing through essential things like preparing dinner and putting washing in the machine so that I could continue to read. It was really good

8 out of 10.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

How easily we forget things

We went to stay with my eldest son for a couple of days. He is borrowing our tent and camping gear for a holiday so we stacked everything into the Jeep and off we went on Sunday. Somewhere about halfway I remembered that the bag of books that I had carefully packed was still sitting on top of the chest freezer in the kitchen.

Now I don't know about anyone else but when I don't have a book to hand, so that I can pick it up and read anytime I want, I get a bit..... restless. By the time we arrived at my son's house I was almost twitchy and one of the first things I said was "I forgot my books!" "Don't worry mum you can read any of ours" he said, and immediately I could feel the panic ebbing away. It is nice to know that I brought my son up properly and he too has a house full of books.

As it was I didn't read veru much except guide books because we went to a couple of places close to where he lives and when we came back to his home we just had to have a little play on the Wii. I love it and I want one, if only because it kept beating me at tennis and boxing. Oh boy did I sleep well LOL

Friday, 13 June 2008

I haven't decided yet whether to edit the first post and use that as my list of books or to put each month as a separate post. I am not getting much chance to read these days as I am a bit taken up with scrapbooking. I have loads of old pictures, some of them of my great grandparents, and I have been scanning them and then scrapping pages with them.
I did a kind of memorial book when my Dad died in 2003 and I have just started the one for my Mum who died in 2006.
I have a lot of reading to do with their papers and stuff but I can only do that a little at a time.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Read 100 books in a year.

Here are the titles that I can remember so far. I make it 64 so far

1 A Cat Called Birmingham - Chris Pascoe
2 You can take the Cat out of Slough - Chris Pascoe
3 Back on Blossom Street - Debbie Macomber
4 The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud - Ben Sherwood
5 Airs and Graces - Erica James
6 A Sense of Belonging - Erica James
7 A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton
8 B is For Burglar - Sue Grafton
9 C is for Corpse - Sue Grafton
10 D is for Deadbeat - Sue Grafton
11 E is for Evidence - Sue Grafton
12 F is for Fugitive - Sue Grafton
13 G is for Gumshoe - Sue Grafton
14 Postcards from Wits End - Sarah Harvey
15 Play it again - Julie Highmore
16 One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
17 Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich
18 Three to Get Deadly - Janet Evanovich
19 Four to Score - Janet Evanovich
20 High Five - Janet Evanovich
21 Hot Six - Janet Evanovich
22 Seven Up - Janet Evanovich
23 Searching for the Secret River - Kate Grenville
24 More Innocent Times - Imogen Parker
25 Brown Owl's Guide to Life - Kate Harrison
26 The Lilac Bus - Maeve Binchy
27 The Copper Beech - Maeve Binchy
28 Woman to Woman - Cathy Kelly
29She's the One - Cathy Kelly
30 Your Oasis on Flame Lake - Lorna Landvik
31Visions of Sugar Plums - Janet Evanovich
32 Our Betty - Liz Smith
33 Circle of Friends - Maeve Binchy
34 Too Many Mothers - Roberta Taylor
35 The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl - Shauna Reid
36 The uncommon Reader - Alun Bennett
37 Innocent Traitor - Alison Weir
38 Where or When - Anita Shreve
39 Narrow Dog to Carcassonne - Terry Darlington
40 Narrow Dog to Indian River - Terry Darlington
41 Self Abuse: Love Loss and Growing Up - Jonathan Self
42 The Ivy Chronicles - Karen Quinn
43 Whitethorn Woods - Maeve Binchy
44 Juggling - Barbara Trapido
45 Patty Jane's House of Curl - Lorna Landvik
46 Firefly Summer - Maeve Binchy
47 The Woman on the Bus - Pauline McLynn
48 No I don't want to Join a Bookclub - Virginia Ironside
49 Temples of Delight - Barbara Trapido
50 Dublin 4 - Maeve Binchy
51 Me: Moir: Volume one - Vic Reeves
52 The Dangerous Sports Euthanasia Society - Christine Coleman
53 The Bridges of Madison County - Robert james Waller
54 Are you my mother? - Louise Voss
55 Swallowing Grandma - Kate Long
56 Eden Close - Anita Shreve
57 The Summer of a Dormouse: A year of Growing Old Disgracefully - John Mortimer
58 Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure - Dave Gorman
59 Scarlet Feather - Maeve Binchy
60 Hemingway's Chair - Michael Palin
61 Further under the Duvet - Marion Keyes
62 Frankie and Stankie - Barbara Trapido
63 Angry Housewives eating Bon bons - Lorna Landvik
64 Himoff! - Richard Whiteley

June 13
65 The Mitford Girls - Mary S Lovell
June 18
66 The Last fighting Tommy - Harry Patch with Richard van Emden
June 21
67 Those Faraday Girls - Monica McInerney
June 23
68 The Dewey Decimal System of Love - Josephine Carr
June 28
68 Teacher, Teacher - Jack Sheffield
July 1
70 Love and Devotion - Erica James
July 2
71 Body Surfing - Anita Shreve
July 4
72 Tell it to the Skies - Erica James
July 7
73 Lessons in Heartbreak - Cathy Kelly
July 8
74 Stovolds Mornington Crescent Almanac 2002 - Edited by Graham Garden
July 9
75 Gardens of Delight - Erica James
July 11
76 Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
July 15
77 Hidden Talents - Erica James
July 16
78 The Happy Housewife - Heleen van Royed
July 17
79 The Holiday - Erica James
July 19
80 A Breath of Fresh Air - Erica James
july 21
81 Deafening - Frances Itani
July 22
82 Paradise House - Erica James
July 26
83 Fortune's Rocks - Anita Shreve
July 28
84 The Cat Who Went Up The Creek - Lilian Jackson Braun
Aug 1
85 Read my Heart - Jane Dunn
Aug 3
86 A Forever Family - John Houghton
Aug 5
87 Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult
Aug 7
88 Leaving Home - Garrison Keillor
Aug 9
89 Evening Classes - Maeve Binchey
Aug 10
90 Precious Time - Erica James
Aug 11
91 SeeSaw - Debra Moggach
Aug 12
92 Light on Snow - Anita Shreve
Aug 15
93 The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd
Aug 17
94 The Skeleton Man - Tony Hillerman
Aug 19
95 Odd One Out - Monica McInerney
Aug 21
96 The Psychic Adventures of Derek Acorah
Aug 23
97 North Wales Murder Casebook - Steve Fielding
Aug 25
98 hard Eight - Janet Evanovich
Aug 27
99 To the Nines - JAnet Evanovich
Sept 1
100 The Story of My Father - Sue Miller
Sept 03
101 Our Farm - Rosie Boycott
Sept 4
102 The Yorkshire Pudding Club - Millie Johnson
Sept 9
103 Ten Big Ones - Janet Evanovich
Sept 13
104 A Taste for It - Monica McInerney
Sept 15
105 What She Wants - Cathy Kelly
Sept 17
106 The Public Confessions of a Middle aged Woman (age 55 2/3) - Sue Townsend
Sept 21
107 A Wedding in December - Anita Shreve
Sept 28
108 The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
Sept 30
109 Toast - Nigel Slater
Oct 03
110 The Alphabet sisters - Monica McInerney
Oct 7
111 Sap Rising - A A Gill
Oct 10
112 I is for Innocent - Sue Grafton
Oct 10
113 Eleven on Top - Janet Evanovich
Oct 15
114 J is for Judgement - Sue Grafton
Oct 17
The New Boy - Doreen Tovey
Oct 19
115 K Is for Killer - Sue Grafton
Oct 22
116 Cats in the Belfrey - Doreen Tovey
Oct 25
117 Cats in May - Doreen Tovey
Oct 27
118 L is for Lawless - Sue Grafton
Nov 1
119 M is for Malice - Sue Grafton
Nov 3
120 A Comfort of Cats - Doreen Tovey