A Break.

I’m moving on Thursday. I’m working 3 out of the 4 days until then.

I’m taking a break from this, whatever this is.

This is a place for me to be honest and express myself but I don’t think I have enough in me right now to even do that, so rather than bullcrap you all I’m just going to take a break.

And contrary to what my brain may tell me, needing a break is not failing.

So see you soon.

Katherine.

Goodreads.

I love Goodreads. I’ve used it on and off for years now. In November I deleted my old account and started again. I don’t know why but it’s been exactly what I needed. I’ve kept up to date with my reading challenge this year and I’ve been loving logging everything in Goodreads.

If you would like to follow me on Goodreads then please feel free, my username is:ย Katherine Orr

I have to say though, I don’t get into the community of Goodreads, I use it to track my reading, read other people’s reviews of books I’m interested in and find quotes. And that’s it. I would love it to feel more like a social network though, so any suggestions on how to do that would be much appreciated.

 

Katherine.

A Series of Unfortunate Events / Review

I’ve started reading the series again. It has to have been at least 10/12 years since I last read A Series Of Unfortunate Events and I’m not sure I even made it to the end of the series.

I loved the film that came out years ago and I really enjoyed the Netflix TV show and I am absolutely loving rereading the books.

Lemony Snicket as the narrator is brilliant. He goes beyond foreshadowing and straight up tells you who’s going to die later in each book, he doesn’t lull you into a false sense of security that maybe this time everything will end nicely for Violet, Klaus and Sunny and I (unlike alot of people it seems) love how he defines some of the more unusual words he uses.

Any child reading this book will learn new words and won’t just skip them because they don’t know what they mean, as someone passionate about encouraging young people to read more these are the perfect books!

In all honesty I cannot remember what happens in this series, but I can’t wait to find out!

Katherine.

 

My Sister.

Today, I asked my sister what I should write a blog post on and she say “My sister and how she is amazing” so here we go.

 

My sister BooBoo (as she love-hates to be called) is kinda fabulous. She’s far cooler than me and has way better hair and her skin tans way better (I kind of hate her for it).

She’s currently staying at my house and she doesn’t steal all the covers which is a bonus.

She’s just finishing off a degree in History and History of Art and her dissertation was all about the virgin Mary in counter-reformation art, so she’s a smart cookie too.

She hates compliments so she’ll hate this blog post. But she has just spent two days helping me pack and clean my house ready to move so she’s a total gem who deserves compliments!

 

Love ya booboo

KBO

Katherine

Moving Update.

It’s 9 days until the big move. I’m pretty much packed and I’m so excited!

All my books are in boxes, I’ve chucked out/donated 15 bags of stuff I don’t need and I’ve ordered a plethora of duct tape. It’s going well.

My tactics thus far have been to number my boxes and then write a list of what is in each numbered box. I think it’s the way to go in terms of what to unpack first.

Move in day is going to be mental, we have a heck of a lot of furniture to get up 2 flights of stairs and half way across town. Wish us luck!

Katherine.

May TBR.

May so far has been mental and as far as I can tell that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

I’m moving house on the 18th so the majority of my books have been tucked away in boxes (which makes me sad because my bookshelves look so empty) and I’ve had to be selective with the few books I’ve left out.

The Sex Myth – Dr Brooke Magnanti

Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen

Dethroning Mammon – Archbishop Justin Welby

Hopefully by the 20th I will be all moved in with my books back on their shelves and I’ll be able to read a few more books, but for now this will do nicely!

Katherine.

YouTuber Recommendation.

Another Youtube recommendation today.

Sam from SuperSamStuffย is what I would class as an up and coming Youtuber. He has just over 10,000 subscribers and he deserves so many more.

He recently released his short film called Comfort Food (watch it here) and it blew my mind.

He is incredibly talented and I wish he posted everyday!

Katherine

April Wrap Up.

These are the other books I’ve read in April on top of my holiday reading wrap ups which can be found here and here.

Finding Sanctuary – Abbot Christopher Jamieson

4 Stars: I really enjoyed this, I’ve never (to my knowledge) read a book by a monk. It was interesting to hear his perspective on modern day life. He presented the reader with a number of ways in which we can learn to find sanctuary in the business of everyday life.

 

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon:

3 Stars: I took a long time to read this book, I’m not sure if that was because I wasn’t enjoying it enough or because I was just busy. Either way I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping to.

 

Punk Monk – Andy Freeman and Pete Greig:

4 Stars: I have already done a full review of this book which you can read here, but suffice to say i loved this one.

 

Gatecrashing – Brian and Tracey Healey:

5 Stars: I loved this book. It was all about a 24/7 prayer movement in Ibiza. Basically this couple moved their lives to Ibiza to live in the community and bring Christ to the party-goers of Ibiza.

 

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur:

4 Stars: I really enjoyed this book of poetry, it was incredibly powerful and raw.ย For me though it just wasn’t as good as The Princess Saves Herself In This One.

 

Katherine.