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.

Book review: The Guilty by David Baldacci

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Permalink

In all honesty I have no idea at all if I’ve read any of the Will Robie series by David Baldacci. In fact, I didn’t know it was a series until I discovered my latest arrival, The Guilty, was number four.

I inwardly groaned and hoped I didn’t struggle with the book given my lack of backstory…. or get bored to tears with too much provided.

However, I could rest easy as Baldacci popped in a little backstory but also wrote to me… ahem… us, explaining that he was taking his character off-course to deal with some unresolved family issues.

How I see me

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Permalink

I dream of ‘a-ha’ moments but rarely have them. I’ve always hoped the switch in my head that flipped sometime back in 1983 (when I became anorexic, obsessed with food and my eating behaviour changed) would flick back. The proverbial lightbulb moment. Or similar.

Suddenly I would be ‘cured’. I’d go back to being someone who just overate occasionally, exercised for fun or sport, and struggled just a little with their weight in a philosophical but #whatevs kind of way.

Alas. That hasn’t happened. Indeed it may never happen.

Weekly check in

Sunday, November 8, 2015 Permalink

Just for something completely different I’ve been a bit all over the place this week. And yes… that was sarcasm.

God only knows what my problem is because I keep putting things aside until I feel like I can deal with them which ends up requiring me to spend 3hrs responding to / reading and deleting emails on a Friday morning. Some of the emails were two months old and from publishers with their new release listings. 

Through the windscreen

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Permalink

Last weekend marked the third anniversary of my seachange. The time seems to have flown as I still remember waiting at a nearby cafe for the lawyers to sign on the dotted line so I could get the key for my new apartment by the ocean.

I suspect it’s the project manager in me that’s usually tempted to do a bit of a check-in to see how I’m faring against the goals and plans I set for my seachange, but I’ve decided against it. In essence, I kinda know what I said and what I have and haven’t done. And I know what I regret.

Book review: The Crossing by Michael Connelly

Monday, November 2, 2015 Permalink

I’ve read Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series off and on over the years but found myself hooked after last year’s The Burning Room.

Solidifying my fandom has been the TV show (telecast here in Australia on SBS) starring the somewhat sexy Titus Welliver as Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch.

Season 1 has only recently finished and I’ve struggling from withdrawal symptoms… so it was timely I get to spend a few nights in the bath with Bosch on his latest exploits. :-)

Weekly check in

Saturday, October 31, 2015 Permalink

Happy Halloween for those celebrating the occasion! While it was never a ‘thing’ here in Australia when I was young it’s become far more popular nowadays and I’m sure if I had kids I’d be joining in the fun and frivolity!