Being poor and speaking glibly

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Permalink

I recently had an online conversation with someone about a pair of shoes I’m coveting. I said my love for them was irrational and a friend queried why. I explained that I wasn’t really working at the moment and was poor (relatively speaking). Which meant I had to make sensible financial decisions.

Weekly check-in

Saturday, November 21, 2015 Permalink

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…. though only if those sands are on steroids cos the year continues to fly by and I keep hearing reports that people are already prepared for Christmas. #bahhumbug

I intend to remain in denial for as long as possible. (And yes, I realise that means avoiding stores, television and people in general!)

Thankfully I’ve been keeping busy on the book front…

Book review: Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Permalink

A lot of US bloggers share pics and reviews of what they call ‘cozy’ mysteries. I don’t fully understand the concept, but they seem to all feature illustrated / cartoon-like covers and appear kinda quaint.

I assume they’re a bit like my ‘comfort’ reads—easy reads that I know I can rely on to entertain me for a few hours with minimal macabre hangovers after you’ve turned the last page. A bit like watching Murder She Wrote, as opposed to Criminal Minds.

Things others do

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Permalink

When I had my diet blog I was always surprised, and kinda touched, when people would thank me for my over-sharing.

“Oh… thank god it’s not just me!” they’d say, telling me how much they could relate to my posts. 

Book review: All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

Monday, November 16, 2015 Permalink

When I reviewed the first in this new series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke I commented that I once very much enjoyed the former’s books and had (in more recent years) become a huge fan of the latter. As for the two combined…. what’s that saying about money you can take to the bank? #orsomething

I enjoyed their first joint venture, The Cinderella Murder, but think this latest, All Dressed in White, is actually better.

Weekly check in

Saturday, November 14, 2015 Permalink

I’ve ditched my original intro. It was something inane about time flying and wondering when the fun starts. It hardly seems to matter at the moment, as I continue to (both) obsessively read and / or steadfastly avoid the reports coming out of Paris.

I said on my Debbish FB page I don’t quite know how to feel or what to do. Doing nothing is hard. Many of us are tired of feeling impotent.

And yet… life goes on. For the lucky ones.