Tag Archives: comeback

What I’m Currently Reading (according to Goodreads)

End of a long work week with reports to write, but I am a little sick of trying to rephrase “if you don’t hand work in you can only get a zero” a million times…

It’s the middle of semester one reports so naturally that means it is also time for me to procrastinate wildly and start reading two or three hundred books at the same time! My Goodreads “Currently Reading” list is a little ridiculous at the moment – 14 books – but I can’t bear to give up on any of them. My yearly challenge sits at 32/80 (down from the target of 100 set at the start of the year) but that is mostly because I am in the middle of a cozy mysteries series that I am able to breeze through when I want something lighter and pulpier to read (The Tara Holloway series by Diane Kelly, FYI).

Below are the books currently in my “currently reading” list, from oldest on the list to newest. Most of them are books from my local library that I start reading, get caught up with work so hardly have time to continue, end up renewing the maximum about before reluctantly returning to the library barely read. A couple of them I was so into that I ended up buying my own copies to read at my own pace. Any excuse for a Book Depository order!

  1. Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team and a Dream – H. G. Bissinger.
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon.
  3. Who Killed William Shakespeare?: The Murderer, the Motive, the Means – Simon Andrew Stirling.
  4. Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore – Skye Alexander
  5. Wonder Woman: The Twelve Labors – Len Wein
  6. A French Wedding – Hannah Tunnicliffe
  7. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
  8. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  9. 1984 – George Orwell
  10. The Debutante – Kathleen Tessaro
  11. The Fall of Arthur – J R R Tolkien
  12. Favourite Maori legends – Alexander Wyclif Reed
  13. Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins – Susan Casey
  14. Death, Taxes and Cheap Sunglasses (Tara Holloway #8) – Diane Kelly


Hopefully once reports are finished I will be able to whittle down this list somewhat. Besides the Tara Holloway books, I would like to re-borrow out The Fall of Arthur, the Wonder Woman comic and I want to finish GWTW by the end of the year! It’s a little alarming to think not just of this list, but of the books that I own that I have not read yet either! Perhaps I can add that in to a future blog post..

Any recommendations about these or any other books I should get stuck into while I have the time?

Here’s hoping your TBR list is much shorter than mine!



Books and Basketball Volume 1


So I have been a busy girl this past week, and haven’t gotten around to much writing.  However I have just gotten back into my massive pile of unread books (both paper and electronic) which I am very pleased about as it had been accumulating far too much for my liking.

The book I started this evening is 100 Things A Bulls Fan Should Know And Do Before They Die by Kent McDill. As a mad basketball fan I am constantly flummoxed by the relative lack of quality books on the subject besides player biographies. But the ones that I have managed to find intrigue me enough that I am forgoing so called “classics” to take a big bite out of the spoers section of my unread book list.
Side note, the other basketball ones on my list are:
The Black Pearl by Cal Bruton
The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith
Mahervellous by Boti Nagy
The Art of a Beautiful Game by Chris Ballard and
The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons.

So far (I’m only up to #12 of 100) I’m finding this book very informative, as I was but a child during the three-peats, but I’m also enjoying the less formal approach and the way the author is conveying his voice without it becoming too overt. I am looking forward to this book, as a Bulls fan but also using it to learn about the team I love. I really like how it’s not just focused on those 90s golden years but that McDill looks at the early years, the Jordan hangover years and at this current team.

It’s also looks like a very good way to distract myself from the ears of a Rose-less NBA season. Hopefully by the time I finish reading and analysing it I can also be watching and analysing a healthy Rose play. My tip for his first game back is mid March, against the Lakers. That’s what I’m hoping, praying, yearning, dreaming, wishing and waiting for (is it super obvious how much I love the kid yet?).