theinsomniacbookhoarder

Musings on Life and my Love of The Printed Word.


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What I know for sure

The sun rises

and a new day begins

Always…

 

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Empty words and Promises..

ImageI’m currently on my one week intra-break from uni, most students would probably relish the idea of not having to go uni for lectures and tutorials; but not me. I love the exercise, the catching the bus, reading on the train and getting some much needed motivation (as well as information) from both teachers and students. As many of my family members and friends can attest to, I am a massive procrastinator- lazy to the bone, so to speak. I am constantly in need of a push, nag, a feedback, etc.

 

It’s Monday today and I know that I pretty much have this whole week to start

(supposedly finish) all two of my assessments which are due the first few days back.

3,300 words to be exact- No need to panic, just start now (my ideal self says)

You’ve got time, have fun, its a break, (my usual self shouts- and is currently winning)

 

God, Buddha, Allah, Help!!


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Random thoughts on Reading without paper..

Goodreads has been a constant companion in terms of directing me towards books to read, its literally like my manual. Drool worthy books splashed across my dashboard has made me realise that I could never have enough money- not to mention patience to wait for the books that I want to own/have now. Everyone knows that I would rather use my hard earned moolah to buy books than shopping for clothes and other must have girly items. Initially I have always been a purist when I came to books, only reading actual tangible books either from the library; or books I have bought. But ever since my mum gave me a kindle for Christmas, two years ago, I have been enthralled. It was hard at first to get used to holding a portable device that eliminates the actual flicking and dog-eared pages (which i am used to) as per tradition of reading; but after awhile I was enjoying it- I embraced the featherweight feeling; instead of lagging with me 2-3 books. It just seemed more practical, really. I still occasionally borrow books from the library, so, you could say that I am still half a purist. Nothing could ever really take away the feeling of a thick paperback, but my love for books would always be constant regardless of whatever outlet I read them from..

 

BOOKS FTW!!!


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Working Girl..

So, university’s officially out! Assessments handed in and Exams done and dusted. Just seriously crossing my fingers and foolishly hoping that I pass all my exams. I even made a list of reasons plastered on my study table on why I should pass all my exams- starting with the words EXPENSIVE. 

and on that note, I want to fly through the ‘good’ stuff…

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TIME FLIES. Most definitely…

Not long ago, I was slaving off writing lists on what to do once Im done with my exams, all of them revolving around ‘chillaxing, lazying, reading lots and lots of books, trying to create a dent on my tbr-pile’. However, I was lucky enough to acquire a Christmas casual gig!! and by gig I mean a paying job. Who doesn’t want extra moolah?? 

 

For the record this job was seriously a long process to acquire, normally when you go for a contractual Christmas casual job, which by the way is only till January- you only have one face-to-face interview, then a call-back follows if you get the job or not. However, this was not the case with this one; there was the telephone interview (at an awkward time, I might add) then there is the store manager interview, area manager and then the meeting of the owners. Keep in mind that you definitely need to pass each process before going through the next. Heck, I thought I botched the first one (phone interview) since she called me in the morning and caught me off-guard- I had bed hair and dribble!! But hey, they seemed to like me. And not to be gloating or anything, but I guess the long process was due to the ‘status’ of this organisation (business). Its a pretty famous jewellery store, known internationally. I am most definitely proud to be a part of it, even for a short time. 

 

I borrowed heaps of library books from both of my membership areas. Then borrowed The mentalist dvds, and even bought asian doramas. 

 

Time sure does fly and I reckon before I know it, I’ll be back at Uni (quite unfortunate really). 

Enjoy ur free days.. What are you guys reading???