Diary of a bookworm

Diary Of A Bookworm Reading Relax

Diary of a bookworm


I came across this fun post from Jo Tracey and thought I’d join in.  I absolutely love getting absorbed in a book, sometimes ‘lost’ in a book and I do my utmost to read a bit of my current book every day.  I’ve recently rekindled this habit and I love it!

Diary Of A Bookworm Reading Relax

So here we go:

 Do you have a specific place for reading?

I’ll read anywhere comfortable but on an evening, preferably a weekend, cosied-up with a drink on the sofa, footstool out. 🙂

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

A bookmark our 8 year old made for me.  (I’m not a 2 book person so this works fine.)

Do you eat or drink whilst reading?

Quite often.  Depending on the mood (and book) or season, it’s either herbal tea, hot choc and snacks and/or chocolate!

Music or TV whilst reading?

Rarely the TV because it’s too distracting.  Maybe some light music low in the background.

One book at a time or several?

Definitely one!

Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

I can read anywhere but tend to vere to people-watching if I’m in a public place which obviously isn’t ideal for hardcore reading!

Read out loud or silently?

Silently.  But I still read to our 8 yo and it’s strangely nice to hear the pronunciation of the words and brings it more to life!

Break the spine or keep it like new?

Break it in, enjoy it, savour it!

Do you write in books?


What books are you reading now?

‘How to Stop Time’ by Matt Haig.  And loving it!

What is your all-time favourite book?

I might’ve known this question was coming up and I can never answer it…  though I’ve just finished ‘The Secret of Nightingale Wood’ which was February’s read in the Bookish Mamas facebook group.  I read it very quickly, which is rare for me and I loved the theme for various reasons.
I also love Pride and Prejudice.

Give up or read on if you don’t enjoy the book?

I’ve been known to give up.  In fact I decided to read, instead of watch, Game of Thrones.  The first one was okay but I gave up on the second one after a break and I couldn’t get into it at all.

Would you lend your books?

How about you?  Are you a book worm?  If you are, why not join in?  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere. Thanks.

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‘J’ is for Juggling #AtoZChallenge

Hello and welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge.  You can find out why I’m taking part in ‘From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between…’


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J is for Juggling for #AtoZChallenge

 In the jungle of the internet lurks a creature who is ready to grab you, ready to distract you while you are juggling your online tasks…
You’ve got in mind what you need to do.  Better still, you’ve got it all written down in a blogging diary.
Or in a spreadsheet, or in a word doc or on a wall planner.
However you organise yourself, it takes nerves of steel not to get distracted.
Before you know it, you’ve clicked a link here and there and found yourself virtually anywhere than your planned destination!
But fear not, for I have some fool-proof (ish) way to get around the ‘distraction’ problem.
  • Copy and paste the webpage of where your distraction has taken you or bookmark it
  • Have a tick list – you might call it a ‘to do’ list for that particular session
  • If you’re really struggling, use your phone alarm (keep it on mute to avoid further distractions!) and pop it on for, say 10 minute segments – if you haven’t finished what you were reading or completed your task, leave it there and move on to the next one (unless you’re ordering something online obviously – especially food shopping!!)
  • Going back to the spreadsheet, word doc, wall planner… I have a blogging diary which I use all the time.  It’s invaluable in noting when things need linking, researching, scheduling, when to follow up on blog comments, what needs pinning and sharing etc etc
Just from reading this list, it’s easy to see how you can quickly become distracted online.
So dust off the ‘distraction’ creature, put it firmly in the corner and continue with your juggling in a controlled way…


 This post is for ‘J’ in the #AtoZChallenge.


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