Our Week in Books #14

The plan today was to add books to Goodreads that aren’t there so I can update my picture books read list properly, take a photo of the books I’m going to giveaway for #300PBs and update Monday’s post at last, and write an update here of all the decluttering and tidying I’ve done in the last two weeks, with pictures.

This was all going to be possible because Mighty Girl was out from 9-4 today with a Brownies’ Circus Skills Workshop and Danger Girl is a doddle to look after. But what actually happened is I felt lethargic all day until at 4pm I just fell asleep until 8pm because I was too worn out to continue any more. I lost my voice two days ago so I think I have a virus, and my throat started to hurt today. It’s only been two or three weeks since I last had a sore throat / head cold so I’m a bit miffed with my body.

But in the last two weeks, despite constant back pain (that’s now been three weeks, not sure what I did), and then managing to do my ‘good’ knee in just walking down the stairs this week (the ‘bad’ knee has been giving me problems since I fell off a bus seven years ago – it was at a bus stop, but I misjudged where the ground was and hit it funny, fell down and had a swollen knee for over a year after), I have done so much decluttering and tidying that even people who haven’t seen my house in a messy state say the house is tidy! So I suppose that’s something.

This blog has suffered because of it. Oh, I was also going to do a post of all the books I haven’t reviewed. It’s a bit ridiculous. But I need to update Goodreads first and I haven’t done that. It’s the school holidays now so not sure how much I’ll get done in the next two weeks but my priority now is some book reviews as the house is so much better and can be ignored for a little while again 😉

I started this 12 hours ago but didn’t quite finish. And I’ve just seen I haven’t added the books properly but my head isn’t working well enough so I’ll fix the details later. I doubt anyone else will notice anyway. Bit of a whingy ramble today but I’m fed up of feeling like I’m falling apart. I feel old.

Books added to shelves:
How to Catch a Star – Oliver Jeffers (competition prize from
The Queen’s Hat – (review book from Hachette)
Barbapapa’s Ark – (review book from Hachette)
The Princess and the Presents – Caryl Hart & Sarah Warburton (bought from Mostly Books)
The Hugo Movie Companion – Brian Selznick (bought from Poundland)
Cumulative: 131 (£124.78)

Library books borrowed: none
Cumulative: none

Books removed from shelves: 49 (still to take to charity shop)
Cumulative: 120

Read 52 books finished this week:
The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon – Jonny Duddle

Year progress: 95/365 = 26.0%
300 Picture Book progress: 133+/300 = 44.3%
Read 52 progress: 16/52 = 30.8%

300in2014 A reading challenge from http://liveotherwise.co.uk/makingitup

2 responses to “Our Week in Books #14

  1. rebeccabeesley

    sounds like you’ve had a busy week! Sorry to hear you’re not feeling right. Can sympathise with the back pain and feeling ‘old’ as I’ve had arthritis since age 10. Hope you are feeling better soon and a huge well done on all the tidying and decluttering. x

  2. Knees and back pain are wearing. I hate the feeling old thing.
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