Category: Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts: Missing My First Blogiversary

Posted March 2, 2015 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 6 Comments
Random Thoughts: Missing My First Blogiversary

Doing my round-up post on Saturday (for Feb) made me realise that I had somehow missed my blogiversary. And more than that, the fact that I have been blogging FOR ONE WHOLE YEAR! Or more now because I actually posted my first post on Monday 10th February 2014.  How could I have missed it? How did I not even think about. And actually on Saturday it shocked me that I have been blogging for over a year. It was something that I wanted to do after following my friend’s amazing blog for a couple of years (and really I should say thanks for giving me a lot of advice!) but I did feel a bit nervous about starting – after all there are already so many blogs out there. To be honest I never expected to last the year, I thought it would be something that I enjoyed for a while and then after about 6-8 months it would peter out, I never excepted to love it so much, to constantly think of things that I could do, challenges to […]

Random Thoughts: Are Second Hand Books Expensive?

Posted November 27, 2014 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 6 Comments
Random Thoughts: Are Second Hand Books Expensive?

This week I want to know how much are you willing to pay for a second hand book?  And are Second Hand Books Expensive? Once a week I volunteer at a local Charity shop. It’s fun and I get to meet a lot of lovely people. Also each day is different which means that I do a different job each week. This week it was pricing and sorting the books that had been donated. The Charity shop has a general system for books, where the average is £1.99 for a good paperback and £2.99 for a hardback in good condition. Books start at a mere 59p! And all prices end in 59 or 99. These numbers vary depending on the thickness of the book, the state it is in and occasional (but rarely) what edition it is. But that’s enough waffle. Back to the question at hand, how much are you willing to pay for a second-hand book? Before working in the Charity shop I never really thought about how much I was willing to pay. The Charity shop was cheaper […]

Random Thoughts: Review Length

Posted September 26, 2014 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 10 Comments
Random Thoughts: Review Length

When I started this blog I was constantly worried about my review length.  The questions I kept asking myself was is it too short? Have I said everything? What happens if I missed something vital? I never seemed to panic if the review was long, instead, in those situations I had a feeling of smug satisfaction, of achievement. I probably bored everyone half to death… Sometimes every I could say was said in 200 words, at University 200 words could be banged out within an hour, easily – unless I was procrastinating… But for a review it could (and still can) take an hour or two to figure out actually what I want to say.  To keep it relevant rather than going off on a long ramble. These rambles are never very coherent. Most of the time it is me going “Oh my day! This book is sooooo good! You have to read it, promise? It’s just amazing. Trust me you will understand when you read it.” Or if I don’t particularly like the book moaning about how rubbish it was. […]

Random Thoughts: Book Hangover

Posted August 28, 2014 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: Book Hangover

I cannot seem to win. One moment I am moaning about having to many books, now I have a book hangover and cannot pick a book up! Last time I talked about having Book Overload and the difficulties after my exams that I had with deciding which books I wanted to read first. And the difficulty in picking a genre, after all I hadn’t read any books (besides Law books) for two months, it felt like a huge commitment. Like I was seeing my friends again after a long absence. But it has now been over two months and I have had a blissful time reading, but now I feel like I have over-indulged. It’s not that I don’t want to read – I do. I have a lot of books in my TBR pile that when I look at them get me really excited. It’s just too much effort to pick up a book. The very thought sends me in can’t be bothered mode. I definitely do not think that this is a reading slump. How can it be when I become […]

Random Thoughts: Having Book Overload

Posted June 6, 2014 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 6 Comments
Random Thoughts: Having Book Overload

So I finished my exams late Monday afternoon, and so I was really excited to start reading a new book, when I found I had a problem – I had book overload. I couldn’t decide what book I wanted to read. I was overwhelmed with choice. The only thing I could decide was that I wanted an ‘easy book’, something that I could easily understand and easily devour. So this ruled out some of my old favourites, such as Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. But I was still stuck on what book I actually wanted to read. Hopefully from the images below you will see the difficulties I face, as it turns out I have a lot of books I need (and want) to read. I have book overload! 1. Netgalley: This is my current Netgalley ratio. It is ridiculously high, and is high on my priorities to sort out. Before my exams my ratio was a lot better (obviously) but as I requested books during the exam period without actually reading any books meant my ratio was bound […]