Tuesday, November 19, 2013
How much of the day are you plugged in? Do you consciously set aside offline time, or does it happen whenever it happens?
I do spend a lot of my day plugged in if I’m at home. I get up, check emails and then spend a large amount of time online until I have to go do something else or Hairy comes home. I don’t give myself specific hours to keep to being online or offline because I’m awful when it comes to keeping to restraints! If I was told to only spend two hours online, I would push it to the absolute limit and then get annoyed and sneak online anyway. It’s better if I get bored of it myself.
Most of my evenings I spend offline, unless you count World of Warcraft as online which I don’t because it’s a game that I’m playing that happens to be internet based. I make sure that I spend time with Hairy whether that’s reading, watching a film or forcing him into helping me tidy.
I also recently have been spending my afternoons sat in front of a programme and beading (hence the beaded butterfly!), because I like to have noises in the background and sitting in the living room is closer to the tea and the fire.
How about you? Do you need to make sure that you spend time offline or does it just happen?
I’m setting myself some challenges for the next year. It’s been four months since I graduated and although I haven’t been too lazy I’m going to make sure I do challenge myself. In the next year I’m setting myself a year’s bucket list: going to try to read 100 books, watch 50 films and craft at least 25 different projects. Books can be either Kindle or paper form, but I want to make sure that I actually finish reading them so I’ll pop them up on here as I finish them.
- Wuthering Heights
- Jane Eyre
- Madame Bovary
- Great Expectations
- H.G Wells – we have a collection of short stories so I’ll wade through that 😀
- H.P. Lovecraft – got to have a bit of eldritch in your life.
- Toni Morrison Beloved. I love this book and am definitely due a re-read.
- David Mitchell Cloud Atlas. Keep meaning to read it, never get around to it.
- Re-reading The Lord of the Rings.
- Joanne Harris Holy Fools
- Joanne Harris Blackberry Wine
- Joanne Harris Five Quarters of the Orange
- Joanne Harris Gentlemen and Players
- Terry Pratchett’s Raising Steam
- Philip Pullman His Dark Materials
- Joe Abercrombie The Heroes. Bought on a whim, never finished.
- Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys
- Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall
- China Mieville Kraken – I nearly finished it and then we moved and I’ve completely forgotten where I was.
- Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man
- Stuart Hill Cry of the Icemark
- Heller Catch 22
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Robert Rankin Retromancer
- Rankin Waiting for Godalming
- Jasper Fforde Lost in a good book
- Fforde The Eyre Affair
- Crime and Punishment
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- The Handmaid’s Tale
I’ve run out of ideas. Any suggestions of books I should totally definitely read like RIGHT NOW will be added to my list, along with films to watch and possible crafty shenanigans.
To a year of splendiferous shenanigans!