Saturday, 22 October 2011

The tale of the neverending bug and other stories...

Hello, lovely readers!

Are you wondering where I've been?

I had been scheduled to take a 'reading week' last week to prep for Halloween on the blog. I had such great spooky ideas, but unfortunately illness intervened and scuppered my plans! The last fortnight  has consisted of lots of coughing and sneezing for me and not too much reading. 

Normal service will resume on here soon, and I still intend to have some spooky Halloween treats  on the blog next week, but my reading has taken a back seat and it'll take me a while to get back into my reading groove, so bear with me if content is a little scant for the next while!

In times of illness I tend to switch off my laptop and instead listen to music and catch up on TV shows.

So, here's what I've mainly been listening to....

Lana Del Rey's Video Games. This is probably my song of the year. You should totally listen to this.

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I've been catching up on TV shows too, and I think I may finally have found a show to replace the huge '24' shaped hole in my heart.  I recently completed a series 1-8 complete re-watch of '24' which makes me miss that show more than ever, but now with the advent of Homeland (from the makers of '24'), I think I might have found a new show to obsess over. It's off to a good start in any case.  Let's hope it doesn't go downhill from here alá Vanished, FlashForward and The Event...

I also checked out a couple episodes of The Secret Circle and so far the jury is out on that one. Hmmmm...I'm not totally addicted just yet. Call me shallow, but the guys in this show have nothing on the TVD hotties!  Meanwhile, Gossip Girl remains my #1 guilty pleasure. I do wish Prince Louis would disappear though. Who knew anyone could make a French accent sound so unsexy?!

So, that's what I've been up to. Not a lot of reading, but lots of TV and music! I've also neglected to comment on any blogs in a while (but I was ill, so forgive me!) I'll visit you all soon!

In the meantime, I will have some spooky treats for you next week (maybe even a giveaway or two!)

My giveaways of Dark Inside and Daughter of Smoke and Bone (both international) are ending soon, so make sure you enter those before they close.

By the way - I was in no way seriously ill. Just the flu - which was passed from my sister to me. I then passed it on to my boyfriend and he passed it back to me again. Well, they do say that sharing is caring...


  1. I've been feeling the same lately, I can't seem to get the back of this cold.

    Instead of reading like you've I've been watching TV, I've started heroes and be re-watching Gavin and Stacy :)

    Hope you feel better soon - plenty of orange juice!

  2. Hope you feel better soon, Jules! I loved Heroes season 1, but unfortunately the show went downhill after that for me! x

  3. I was just thinking about you today! I hope you feel better quickly. Take all the time you need. I'll still be here :)

  4. I completely agree on the Gossip Girl front. I can't stand Louis! Every time he says "party" with a soft 't' a small kitten dies.

    Glad to here that you're better, and I can't wait for these Halloween surprises!

  5. I hope you are feeling better soon. I agree---whenever I am sick, I always catch up on TV shows. I haven't seen Homeland yet, but I've heard good things. I have been watching Secret Circle, but still undecided as well. I enjoyed the first two episodes, but now it's sort of boring. You are right- they aren't like TVD guys---I don't think any show is! :) I love Gossip Girl too!!! It's such a guilty pleasure and I never miss it.

  6. Thanks, Small. :) x

    @Skye - Louis has to go! C&B 4 Eva!

    @Christina - Homeland impressed me. I just hope it keeps up the good work! I'm gonna catch up on The Secret Circle later and decide if it stays or goes...although I tend to stick with these shows even if they're not so great (love my guilty pleasures!)

  7. I vetoed The Secret Circle...not for me! I wanted another TVD...but it's not as good! And you're not shallow, because I thought the same thing! And my hubby agrees that the girls aren't as good looking either!

  8. Boo, it's no fun being sick. Hope you're feeling better, soon!



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