Chapter 1 (very cliché, I know)

So, I was sitting at my desk at work this morning not doing much work but instead thinking about the book I’m currently reading. It’s a real cliffhanger, it has me sitting up until the wee hours constantly turning the pages to the point where I’m reading the same line 10 times and the words are blurring on the page (nothing to do with the very big glass of Argentinian Malbec I polished off moments before)… To me, there’s nothing quite like reading a great book and getting immersed in it (apart from a very big glass of Argentinian Malbec maybe). But, as I was sitting thinking about this book and how good it is, I realised I had no-one to physically talk to about it, no-one who would really be interested and share my enthusiasm. I just don’t know anyone who likes a good book as much as I do (in other words, I don’t know anyone as boring as me).

Anyway, this got me on to thinking: should I join a book club? No, I like to pick the books I read and the thought of having to read, and then spend an agonising hour talking about, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ because divorcee Anne from down the road “just loves a classic romantic novel!” made me shudder. Sorry Anne pet, classic romantic novels just aren’t my cup of tea. After ruling out joining a book club, I got round to thinking about blogging about books. That way, I pick what I read, I read it in my own time and then I write a cute little post/review about it online from the comfort of my couch. How hard can it be?

Well, it’s taken me bloody ages just to write this shitty welcome post so I’m regretting my decision already. But hey ho, I’m here now so I might as well give it a bash.

If you’re unfortunate enough to have stumbled upon this page and you’ve somehow made it this far, give me a cheeky follow out of pity if nothing else. If, for some bewildering reason, you’re genuinely interested in my musings then welcome, I hope you enjoy the hours you’re about to waste reading my thoughts. And, obviously, if classic romantic novels are what really get your juices flowing (oo-er) then this probably isn’t the blog for you.

L x