I feel like a rabid book loving banshee right before an epic books release.
There is SO MUCH going on in my life right now which I suppose is good (?) but at the moment it feels all bad. There just seems to be no time for anything, including cupcake eating *cue gasps*. The minute I sit down to do something I’m pulled in a different direction to do something else. (I know I’m not making sense but I’m trying to tell you: PEOPLE, I’M BUSY). And because I’m running around like a crazed cockatoo and shrieking about it ALL THE THINGS on Twitter and Instagram I decided to sit down and tell you what’s what.
My mum has always been a firm believer in not using the ‘h’ word (h word=hate) and whenever she reminds me this my six year old brother informs me that using the h word will surely get me on the bad list and won’t get me any Christmas presents or happiness. So, trust me, I know I shouldn’t be throwing hate around but seriously: I hate being ill.
For the past few days I’ve been coughing, spluttering, sneezing and wishing my cat would stop meowing at me each time I sniff. And the worst part is that I can’t climb into bed and get better because…
I’m off to the SAIR Book Gala soon (as in, my flight is in a few hours). This may not seem like a big deal to anyone living anywhere but in South Africa but it’s a book festival and there will be lots of authors, books and bookish type things WHICH IS ALL SUPER EXCITING.
My flight is pretty soon and, as per the usual, instead of packing and making sure I’m ready to go I’m blogging.
#AmCurrently sipping tea
I’ve been obsessed with apricot tea for awhile (?) I’m not quite sure why but it’s everything right now. It’s warm, sweet and fruity. Also, it’s a wonderful to drink while eating cupcakes and shivering because it is SO cold outside.(It’s almost winter here, so while the majority of my readers are getting ready to hit the beach or the swimming pool it’s finally socially acceptable for me to spend all day in pyjamas and reading.)
#AmCurrently reading a book a day
I don’t know when it happened, how or why but for the last week I’ve been reading a book a day (which is completely weird for me because, although I do occasionally finish a book a day, it hardly happens consecutively). In the last seven days I’ve read a total of EIGHT books. EIGHT.
Do you know what this means?
(I’ll tell you) It means that I’m DEVOURING books, faster than I ever have before. *cheers* *gives celebratory cupcakes to everyone*
#AmCurrently mourning the loss of my phone
My phone died a sad, tragic death the other day *sigh*.
Generally, I don’t care about my phone. I only really use it for checking Twitter, Instagram and my emails (oh, I also occasionally talk to other friendly humans on there) but that’s it? So I don’t care that my phone died on me, I’m just feeling slightly offended because IT BROKE TWO DAYS BEFORE I WAS SET TO CLIMB ON A PLANE AND LEAVE EVERYTHING I KNOW (I’m being so dramatic, but seriously, how rude of my phone to do such a thing?). Fear not, I have a backup situation up and running and I will still be on social media.
#AmCurrently FREAKING OUT
My exams start next month and they’re scaring me. (I don’t like to admit that school like things worry me because, generally, I like to pretend I’m completely confident and that I have things under control but, well, THESE EXAMS PRETTY MUCH CONTROL MY FUTURE AS A HUMAN AND I’M SO WORRIED I’LL FAIL BECAUSE WHAT WILL I DO WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE??? IF I DON’T DO WELL I WON’T GET INTO UNIVERSITY AND THEN HOW THE HECK WILL I EARN MONEY TO FEED MY CATS AND CATER FOR MY CRAZY BOOK BUYING OBSESSION?)
And as if my exams aren’t daunting enough I’ve been selected to judge a competition (I can’t say which one) about books in South Africa WHICH IS HUGE (and wondrous and I’m so very thankful for the opportunity) but also I’m scared because I’m just a little person with a little blog and huge book obsession. How am I meant to give my ‘professional’ opinion on things? I’m not a professional anything (except cupcake lover. I’m the queen of cupcakes – I have a crown and everything).
Okay, that’s enough rambling.