Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Bookish Munchies, Reading Times and Mix Tapes!
I love participating in weekly bookish memes, answering questions and making lists, but sometimes the answers are not enough to make a decent post... On their own!
So, on those weeks, I'll be combining rather than skipping!
The meme graphics below link back to the hosts with the weekly topics if you'd like to join!
This week we're asked for our Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading.
To be honest? I don't eat much while reading.
Occasionally, I may munch on a biscuit ('cookies') or crisps ('chips') but it's not a regular thing... I also have a sweet spot for skittles and wine gums but I try not to buy them often because I. Cannot. Resist!
I do however always have drinks on the go while reading.
Tea, water or squash.
Release Date: 20th January 2020
You never forget the one that got away. But what if ‘what could have been’ is still to come?
Daniel was the first boy to make Alison a mix tape.
But that was years ago and Ali hasn’t thought about him in a very long time. Even if she had, she might not have called him ‘the one that got away’; she’d been the one to run away, after all.
Then Dan’s name pops up on her phone, with a link to a song from their shared past.
For two blissful minutes, Alison is no longer an adult in Adelaide with temperamental daughters; she is sixteen in Sheffield, dancing in her too-tight jeans. She cannot help but respond in kind.
And so begins a new mix tape.
Ali and Dan exchange songs – some new, some old – across oceans and time zones, across a lifetime of different experiences, until one of them breaks the rules and sends a message that will change everything…
Because what if ‘what could have been’ is still to come?
Question: How long does it usually take you to finish a book?
How long is a piece of string?
There is no simple answer to this question.
I can inhale a 600+ page beast in a day if I'm utterly engrossed.
I can labour over a 250-page book for a week if I'm liking it but not loving it.
I can take weeks if I'm not feeling it but, for whatever reason, want to finish it.
For a 'typical' book of 300-400 pages, that I'm really enjoying but not enough to abandon everything else I need to do to in order to finish it, it usually takes two days.
Audiobooks are different though as I can only listen to them under certain situations or I lose the plot, quite literally!
The audiobooks I've been listening to have been between 12 and 17 hours long and take about three or four weeks of commuting to finish.
I could probably finish them faster but sometimes I need to think or want music instead.