Bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts (Sept 27)



‘Bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts’ is hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous. It’s just a round-up of bookish and other things from the previous week. Share a link there if you want to participate.

1. September seems to have come and gone so quickly. In some ways it seems to have been a fairly busy months, but I’m not that sure if I’ve accomplished that much or not. We’ll be on holiday for a couple of weeks from the end of next week. I’m looking forward not only to the time off, but also the fact that we’ll get to spend the time with family visiting from Scotland.

2. I was under the impression that I was getting back on track with my reading, but I’ve only managed four books this month so far. According to 50 Book Pledge I’m on track for 65, which is a decent number, although I pledged to read 75. I’ve enjoyed doing my book challenges for the year, but of the four I’ve tried I’ll maybe only get two completed. I’ll see how it goes, because there are still three months to go.

3. Although we moved here over two years ago, we only finished unpacking last weekend. We finally managed to sort through the final ten boxes or so that had remained untouched since we got here. I was reunited with a lot of books and CDs, among other things. I also found the ornaments pictured at the top of this post that I had almost forgotten about. They are a reminder that I delivered mail in my previous life before moving to Canada. It’s hard to believe that it is 23 years this month that I moved to Canada and 34 years this December that I started my job with the Royal Mail.

4. We finally got around to watching Silence on Sunday. It was as good as I thought it would be. Now I need to get the book read, as it has been on my TBR pile for far too long. I have also started watching Ozark on Netflix. It’s pretty dark, but I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m hoping to be able to go and see It soon, but I’ll probably have to see it on my own, as my wife is definitely not interested in seeing it. It’s a long time since I read the book, but I don’t have time right now to reread it. I was a little surprised to find out that the latest movie is only part one.

5. I haven’t thought that much about my Christmas book wish list yet. There are a lot of good books due to come out in the next few weeks, but rather than latest releases, I’m toying with the idea of coming up with a list of books available from Book Outlet for my family to choose from. That idea may change, but it’s one I’m seriously thinking about just now.


Posted on September 27, 2017, in bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts, books, Christmas, family, life, movies, moving, reading, reading challenges, Shusaku Endo, St Marys, Stephen King, TBR. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. My wife keeps going back and forth on if she wants to see It with me or not. She is not a fan of spiders and I seem to recall Pennywise using a spider form in the novel. So that may be the deciding factor on her NOT going with me.

    And I tend to start low on book challenges and then extend them out as the year goes along. I generally shoot for one book a week, but sometimes with audio books or something just really grabbing me, I can get more in. Of course, if I counted all the board and picture books I read to my daughter, my total would be a LOT higher.

    Great Bookish thoughts. Enjoyed reading them!


  2. I used to do lots of book challenges….but for the past two years, I’ve only done one: a Read the Books You Buy Challenge, which has helped considerably to whittle down my stacks.

    I like that ornament….

    I enjoyed Season I of Ozarks…and I’m hoping for another season soon. But it usually takes a while.

    I’ll have to check out Silence.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS


  3. We’ve been in our house for like 10 years, and I’m pretty sure I still have a couple unpacked boxes. At this point I should probably just take them straight to Goodwill.


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