Lyrics Verses Quotes Books

Books books books! (a roundup)

As a baby, my mum used to put me on the potty to read books. I guess that's a form of toilet training?! I have always gained a lot of enjoyment out of it (reading, not the potty, just to be clear). Now, as part of my 'live a life I'm truly happy with' I'm making more… Continue reading Books books books! (a roundup)

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books


I found these words in the book I started reading last night. This is why I read. To open my imagination, thus meeting new people and places, and experiencing new things. After my disappointment with The Fault in Our Stars, I was overjoyed to dive into a new book and immediately meet characters I wanted… Continue reading THE JOY OF READING

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books


Ok, so I'm not really a book reviewer. Actually I'm not a book reviewer at all. A reader to be sure, I get through 3-4 novels a month - it would be more, I just don't have as much time to read as I would like! That said, last night I finished The Fault in Our… Continue reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

At Our House


Book Week is finally here. Today we had the end of week parade celebration. The atmosphere at school was just amazing - I'm so glad I was able to start work an hour late to be there.Our family took along Captain American (who truly worked the crowd!), The BFG and Cat in the Hat. The… Continue reading BOOK WEEK PHOTOS

Thankful Thursday


I am thankful for a hockey trip up to Hawke's Bay on Sunday - my home. I haven't been up there since March, it's been hard to face. Hockey kind of forced the issue. It was hard but I've done it now. Phew. Lambs and daffodils - spring is nearly here. Oh my goodness, how cute… Continue reading THANKFUL THURSDAY (August 21)

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books, Writing prompt


Daily prompt: Off the shelf Really? You're only giving me enough time to re-read one book? That is just mean. If you can find time for me to re-read one book, you have magic powers, I want more (time that is!). Ok, I jest. I did take a look at my bookshelf before writing this… Continue reading SO MANY BOOKS SO LITTLE TIME

At Our House, Lyrics Verses Quotes Books


Ooooh, much excitement in our house at the moment. Next week is book week at the primary school - aside from poster competitions and special visitors to school etc, anticipation is already building for the dress up parade on Friday. Sam is going as a Famous Five Character, Tom is going as Captain America (book/comic!)… Continue reading BOOK WEEK

Writing prompt


Daily prompt: Back to life It's funny to me that this prompt treats a flight/drive in the same way as a grueling week at work/exam period. To me, they are worlds apart. A long flight or drive, especially alone is like my idea of awesome ... the hard week at work or exams not so… Continue reading IN MY OWN HEAD

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books


To the Mum at the swimming pool last week: I saw you with your Kathy Reichs novel on your lap while your kids were having their lessons.  Then I saw you swap your own novel for the one your tween daughter had been reading. I just wanted to say, YOU ROCK. I think that as parents we should all be… Continue reading THE BOOKS OUR CHILDREN READ

Lyrics Verses Quotes Books


This week I took a lovely stroll down memory lane through one of my first favourite books. It got me to thinking about the books I love, and why. When I say 'favourite', I'm not just talking fond memories of picture books, or The Babysitters Club type books that I just 'HAD' to collect each time… Continue reading THE BOOKS I LOVED