Friday, 7 October 2011

What a Week.

On my last blog I ended wondering where this month would take me, well it seems it has already taken me to a hundred different places.

First day of uni went well, I actually felt as though I had some knowledge to participate with. Perhaps that time off I had, and all the reading I accomplished, did me some good after all.
Then I came home, and things went slowly downhill. I felt my chest tighten, and my temperature shot up. But I went out to the pub anyway to celebrate my friends birthday, gradually feeling worse as the evening progressed.
Next morning I decided to take myself to the Doctors, and it turns out I have bronchitis. Bloody brilliant. So he gave me a prescription, my poor body has seen more drugs than ever this past year, and off I went.

The rest of the week I trudged through, trying to ignore the pains and not cough. Very difficult.

I did however have some good times too. I paid a visit to waterstones...it could have ended very badly (look at the treasure cove below) however I behaved and left empty handed. 

 Please excuse my shaky pictures...I only had my phone with me, my lovely cameras were at home. 

While I was there I did discover these little gems.


If anyone wants a closer look at this (and clearer pictures) go here.

Now I had never heard of Flipback books before. According to the tag line they are 'a whole book in your pocket.'
I did resist temptation, but I think I might have to invest in one just because they are so cute! And if I ever saw my book compressed into something so small, then I would squeal with delighted excitement.
Small things, small things.

I went to work, but as a show patron rather than staff, to watch the wonderful Idina Menzel perform. She is one of my all time favourite musical theatre actresses.
She sung For Good, from one of the best musicals Wicked, acapella. Without the use of a microphone, and she filled the Royal Albert Hall completely. It was honestly spell binding.

Also this week, in between uni stuff, I went back to look at one of my WIPs.
Oh god I love this story, but I am a little ashamed of the writing.
I wrote this about a year ago, and it feels weird to say that my writing has progressed so much since then.
So I've set about rewriting it, although I am going to take my time with it. There are a multitude of other stories I want to work on, but I think I should try to stay away from them.
I can already feel my uni assignments creeping up on me. 

Although that didn't stop me paying a trip to the library today.

I have started The Poison Diaries already. At least we know it wasn't a wasted trip.  Actually, I couldn't find the book I was after. A Million Little Pieces by James Fray. Sad face.



I know, tut tut, but who even knows if I will get round to reading them all.
I just couldn't resist the shining covers that were calling to me. Sigh.

How has everyone else's week been?

6 comments:

  1. You've had a heck of a week. I hope you get better soon. I'll be going to the library today, and I'm looking forward to getting the next Vampire Academy book. I started the series late. Lol

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  2. I've had a less than perfect and hectic week as well. But it is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, so I will say that I am thankful for novels and anything else I enjoy reading, and for life, because life is good even on a bad day.

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  3. Wow you're library is well stocked! I'd never find any of those in mine. Lucky girl, if my library like that I'd save a fortune lol.
    Those flipbacks are so adorable, I've never seen them, but am intrigued enough to maybe buy one.
    Oh and I hope you feel better soon. Been dealing with freshers flu myself, not wonderful.

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  4. Wow, fantastic library! Sounds like a decent week, but sorry about the bronchitis. We've been battling it here as well:(

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  5. Ugh, I'm so sorry about the bronchitis! Sounds like everything else is going well, though--how awesome that you got to see Idina Menzel!

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  6. I haven't ever heard of flipback books either. I sure hope you feel better soon. It's been a few days, so hopefully. :)

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