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Cut it out Gregg.

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With thanks to whoever introduced me to Goodreads… Mark?… I’m really enjoying the app and being able to keep track of all my books.

The option to connect with friends and fellow reading obsessed people is fun and the reviews are helpful.

But… you knew there was a but… then there’s Gregg.

I have no idea who Gregg is but he found me on the site and keeps sending friend requests which I continue to deny.

This is Gregg.

And while most people say a little something about themselves and their reading habits, Gregg took a different route. A rather desperate I’m striking out on eHarmony and Tinder so let’s troll Goodreads for chicks route.

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Don’t believe me?

Check out his friends list.

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Notice anything strange?

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There’s a decided lack of testosterone here.

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And if you still need more convincing?

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Gregg doesn’t seem to be much of a reader either.

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I’m more voracious than I thought.

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Before joining Goodreads I never gave much thought to how much I read. I knew it was a lot, books are stuffed in every nook and cranny of our house and my Amazon deliveries are epic. But I don’t keep all the books I’ve finished… I couldn’t, they would literally bury me… so I never did a yearly count until now.

Goodreads has a annual challenge where you set a goal and check off as you go.

My prediction of the number of books I’d read this year was slightly off.

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I thought 75 seemed like a good number… but clearly it was a little low.

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It’s early May and it looks like I’m 50 books ahead of schedule.

Oops.

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Random nonsense.

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I love when I read a book about a character that loves to read books.

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I’ll take recommendations where I can get ‘em … so I searched for this one on Amazon.

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Needless to say I did not choose the hardcover option.

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I have no explanation for why there is suddenly a stuffed possum hovering over our local pub’s bar. But I’ll be happy to share a pint if he ever climbs down.

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No reason.

Just made me laugh.

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Did you know there’s a Facebook group for wombat lovers? Neither did I… but say hello to its newest member.

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Random nonsense.

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I saw a shirt in Goodwill the other day that made me laugh.

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Strategically placed boobies.

The blue footed kind…

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As someone who reads 3-4 books a week, these statistics completely blew my mind. But oddly enough, they also explain a lot.

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For my black thumbed friends who say they even manage to kill succulents… a beautiful solution.

My thumb is green, but even I’m tempted.

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This is pure gold.

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I won?

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Let me preface this post by saying I never win anything.

Ever. In my entire life.

Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nothing.

No stuffed animals at the county fair, no raffle ticket prizes, no free sandwiches at Subway (which is something to be thankful for when you think about it) Really… I don’t win anything. Ever. I may lead a charmed life but when it comes to contests, forget about it. I’m the black hole of doom when it comes to luck.

So when I downloaded the Goodreads app a while back and started getting emails about book giveaways, I thought sure…. I’ll enter but I won’t win. I never do.

Until I did.

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In the scheme of things it’s no big deal. Publishers give away free copies of new books to get feedback all the time.

But. I. Won. Something!

And my free book came in the mail yesterday.

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Me!

It would not surprise me to know the Devil is currently installing central air and handing out Popsicles.

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My Planet.. the end.

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A few more chuckles from Mary Roach before I put this book to bed.

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My husband does not moisturize, though at times I wish he would.

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As you know I have a spouse who enjoys filling our kitchen with overpriced gadgets…. so I totally get this. Though thankfully no $345 pentolas have crossed our doorstep.

Yet.

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Touchless trash cans with sensor eyes? Please don’t tell my husband.

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Preach sister! My spouse never ever uses coins but has them stashed everywhere. In the den closet, in every vehicle cubbyhole, and yes in jars on the bedroom floor.

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Though he prefers pickle to sauerkraut.

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My Planet… part three.

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More relatable Mary Roach humor.

While I can’t get on board with the jewelry part, I’ve had more than a few cocker spaniel days.

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Oh, who are we kidding? I’ve had cocker spaniel months.

This next page deals with searching for a new home and open houses.

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I used to love to tour open houses, just because. Not that I ever bought any, it’s just a fun way to spend the day.

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So you know I had to…

Some dogs looked happy.

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Some dogs did not.

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Cats? Apparent they rate toast collars.

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But hands down? The winner goes to three olive martini beagle.

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It will serve his owner right to get poked in the eye with that toothpick.

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Because I really need another time sucking app.

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Are you familiar with Goodreads?

I wasn’t, but now I’m addicted.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love.

Find and read more books you’ll love, and keep track of the books you want to read. Be part of the world’s largest community of book lovers on Goodreads.

Being a voracious reader, I had to join. Once you sign up and choose your favorite categories, there are daily recommendations based on your preferences and reading history.

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There’s also a place to keep track of what you’re currently reading, what you want to read and what you’ve already read.

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And a yearly reading challenge where you plug in how many books you want to read that year.

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As you can see, I’m eleven books ahead of schedule.

If you love to read? Check it out… it’s free so you’ve got nothing to lose. Except time.

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My Planet… part two.

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A few more laughs from Mary Roach.

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She does make a valid point.

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The previous owners of our house removed three drawers in the kitchen and installed a dishwasher. After 10 years of never opening it, I hired the same contractor to get rid of the dry rotting dishwasher and rebuild the cabinet with a sliding shelf. We’ve been through three refrigerators since we’ve lived here, I don’t need this one developing an attitude.

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I unabashedly raise my hand on this one and admit to telling many a mechanic about the funny noises emanating from under the hood . Lucky for me the vorculator was still in good shape.

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