I’M ABANDONING SIGNAL, WIFI AND MY CATS (fear not, they have a human to look after them) FOR THE OUTSIDE WORLD.

Before we get into this I’d like to assure you that yes, I am actually leaving but no, I’m not going forever; I WILL RETURN (hopefully, if I don’t get eaten by a sheep or something).

Also, I think it’s important to let you all know that I’m not being dragged kicking and screaming out of fictional worlds and into the real world. I am actually WILLINGLY leaving my bedroom (yes, really) and delving into the world of long car trips, many photographs and fynbos (that’s a type of plant special to Cape Town, just in case you didn’t know).


My family and I are going to a farm (don’t think of an actual farm. Yes, there are sheep and yes, there are animals and bugs and large expanses of land but there is also WIFI (I think. I hope. I may have been lying before I don’t know– sorry) and a big house and wonderful food and I will survive it, I promise). Don’t worry, you won’t be missing too much of me. I’ll only be gone a few days but you bet that when I return I will have pictures to show you and stories to tell (hopefully).

Back to the point of this post though: I’M LEAVING.

Which is kind of good but also, TERRIBLE.

I have a list (I love lists) of my pro’s and con’s of going and I’ve decided to share them with you.


Reasons I’m happy to go:


It’s beautiful where we’re going. (I’d hate to sound like I’m bragging here but I live in a beautiful country. Where we’re going is even more wonderful than usual.) I plan to do many things while I’m away and one of them (at the top of my list actually, as you can see) is to take pictures. Fear not, I will share them with you upon my return.



I’m so tired.

I don’t know why though I mean it’s completely normal to go to bed at 1am and wake up at 5am, right?

Seriously though, I am tired and while I’m away I plan to sleep and sleep and sleep some more.



I’m taking an entire bag full of books and I plan to read them all while away. I’m beyond excited. *throws confetti* *bakes cake* *sings happy birthday to no one in particular* *shares cake with everyone* *hugs everyone. Even the sheep that will be on the farm*



Unless you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Book Amino you probably don’t know that I need to write and edit and proof read and do all the things – which I plan to do while I’m on a farm in the middle of nowhere.


Now, the bad, terrible, horrible reasons I don’t want to go:

(I know bad, terrible and horrible are all synonyms. I used them for EMPHASIS okay?)


THERE WILL BE SHEEP ON THE FARM. I think. Okay, maybe there won’t be? I’ll let you know when I get back. This isn’t really a reason at all because I quite like sheep so never mind this one at all!



I despise moths; hate them! I’m terrified, actually and I know (because moths have a habit of following me wherever I go) there will be moths at the farm and they will most probably attack me (fluttering around the light bulb in the same room as me counts as attacking). So, I’m not excited about the moths.



I can’t tell you anything about this, so what is the point??? The point is, I’m missing important parts of THE SUPER BIG SECRET PROJECT because I’m going away and that makes me quite sad. *pats own shoulder* ‘you’ll be okay, Kat.’



So, I don’t know if you caught this already but we’re going to a farm.

I don’t like the outside world. Ever.

There are bugs and trees that look scary and SHEEP (which we already know I’m not scared of but still!).

…Now that I think about it, it’s not REALLY a farm. It’s more like a house on a large plot of land. So why is this bad??? Uhh…moving on!



There won’t be signal (unless I hike a mountain and climb onto my grandmothers shoulders while flailing around like a lunatic trying to get enough bars – I don’t think my grandmother would be very happy with me if I did that?) I won’t be online for a few days and that’s really the main point of this post.

I take great pride in the fact that I always reply to tweets, comments, emails, mentions, etc (even if it takes me a little while) but because I’m going away my responses won’t be very swift.

So, that’s pretty much all.


Wish me luck on the adventure or don’t and I’ll see you (not really because this is a blog) when I get back!


Yours within the Bookworm Revolution,

Kat Silver

If marrying a fictional character doesn't work out I may have to write myself a world and live in it. Author, reader & cupcake eater. Also, cats. Feel free to email me with questions and ARC or reviewing requests.

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