journalling, days five & six

Playing Catch Up!

Prompt 5
Do you love to lose yourself in a good book? Drama? Detective? Maybe you would rather watch a good film or TV programme instead? Or maybe you just prefer to read the paper with your breakfast. Write about which you prefer.

Mostly I read, and mostly I’m a book slut. There are lines drawn; I won’t read 50 Shades for example (it won’t float my boat and the grammatical errors I saw in her fan fiction made me want to hurl the laptop at her head) and the Stephen King/Dean Koontz type horror (I like to sleep) but pretty much anything else is fair game. This week I’ve slogged thru The Princes in the Tower (Alison Weir), a couple of trash books (Kitty French, Toni Aleo) and lots of magazines. Now that I am trying to stitch each night I am reading less (and eating less, woo hoo!), but it is still part of my essential everyday routine. I have a couple of eReaders left over from Whitcoulls that awful place I use to work and one goes everywhere with me. Even my youngest knows not to try to take it away from me!
Having said that, there are a few programmes or movies I’ll put the book down for. If they are book-based, they have to be true to the book – I have to be able to visualise the book in my mind and there shouldn’t be any plot gaps (looking at you here, Nora Roberts’ adaptation crew). Current list is:
• Justified – Elmore Leonard. I could listen to Timothy Olivant all day.
• Banshee – not sure if this is book related, but the cast and script are top notch. NSFW so don’t search out on YouTube. You were warned.
• Game of Thrones – George RR Martin. I love how a lot of the detail in the books has translated visually.
• Nashville – pure escapism. Dallas for country music lovers?
• Anything Pixar.
• Anything by Peter Jackson.
• Anything with Mark Whalberg in it.

Prompt 6
Think hard about your day. Tell us about one thing that you do every day.

To paraphrase Fatboy Slim & Calvin Harris – Eat Sleep Read Repeat 

Prompt 7
What can you do with an egg?

I can bake with an egg – ever since childhood an egg (by itself) is a reminder of illness. Today I’ll only eat eggs in baking or a quiche (very, very limited) and won’t touch Bacon & Egg pie. Apparently I do make a very good one, however.

I’m assuming we’re talking chicken + egg here – not the Cadbury type?

5 thoughts on “journalling, days five & six

  1. I am very inspired by how much reading you get done! I struggle with one book every 3 weeks! Ive read princes in the tower too, really enjoyed it and have always avoided 50 shades at all costs! 🙂

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