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  1. What's Up In April? - 2018

    Yikes, that sounds unpleasant. In my (also 6 storey building) we have two sets of loos, one pair on the 3rd floor and one pair in the basement. So when one of either pair is being serviced in any way, you have to trek either up or down the building to get to the other ones! My building has 2 floors of offices with about 50 people (my dept), plus 3 floors of university departments, offices, science and computer labs and lecture rooms (so lecturers, students, and admin staff), and the basement isn't used much anymore. Lot of people All good news over here, had my interview (nyargh) and got the job. Mixed feelings - it's a job I will like a lot less than my current one (I've done it before so I know), but it should make me a proper staff member and lead to permanence, as well as the capacity to move roles around the university. It's also just shy of 30k a year, which I'm very happy about as that's a good amount to start saving for a house. Penny is also doing well, skin graft looks good and all going well she might be able to come home Friday.
  2. What's the weather like?

    Dull but thankfully not too rainy and not too warm either!
  3. Yikes you've really had a crap time of it lately Janet, I'm sorry. I hope you start feeling better asap.
  4. Read-a-thon 2018

    It's an interesting book isn't it! I like the art in it.
  5. Read-a-thon 2018

    I finished The Liar's Girl and am just over halfway through His Bloody Project, so I'm calling my tally at 3 and a half books since Thursday. Quite pleased with that!
  6. Read-a-thon 2018

    I'm never really at my laptop over the weekend so haven't posted updates but I have been reading. I'm including Thursday just because I read around 300 pages that day. So between Thursday and now I've started and finished The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle and The Folcroft Ghosts. I've also read a fifth of The Liar's Girl and am aiming to read as much as possible today.
  7. Andrea's reading in 2018

    Completely agree with you about The Woman in the Window - it was very over-hyped. Enjoyed it, but probably won't remember it in 6 months. Whereas books like I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh still stick with me a year or two later.
  8. What's the weather like?

    I think the seasons have all shifted forward a bit in general, to be honest. Certainly in Ireland anyway - here people are amazed at 20 degree heat in October, which is no longer uncommon, and are amazed at snow in late March, which has happened two years running.
  9. How many books have you read this year?

    19, which is a very low number for me going into April. But I have been gaming a lot, and I'm still technically on track for my reduced goal this year.
  10. Your Age?

    I was 21 when I first posted, 28 when I lasted posted, and now I'm 30. I have completed the full span of my chosen bracket, and in november will move onto a new new bracket
  11. Three Things About Elsie sounds intriguing, I've added it to my TBR. As for poetry, I love a lot of Irish poetry. Seamus Heaney is one of my favourites. I don't know if his work would resonate so much with a non-Irish person, (for example he has one called Bogland which is quite literally about bogs and their ability to preserve the past). But I like his work. 'He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven' by Yeats is one of my all time favourites too.
  12. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    I really liked it. I mean, it was a B movie, but I really liked it. Love the book, which is quite different. I like the ideas behind the film more than the characters, who were very flat. The film actually explains whats happening, whereas the book doesn't, so really I kind of like imagining the movie's explanation is in the case in the book, which is better developed (to an extent). The book still has flaws, and like the film, the biggest draw is the mystery of Area X. The film could have been way better, to be fair. It was a weird mix of the source material and an idea Alex Garland had, without really fleshing out either.
  13. I wasn't overly keen on Eleanor, but I think those kinds of books just aren't my type, ones in which a kooky or socially inept character is a source of amusement but 'heartwarmingly' so. Those kinds of people are rarely perceived as heartwarming in real life, but are often still the source of amusement for others. I adored Raymond though, fantastic character and the exact kind of person the world needs more of!
  14. What's the weather like?

    We seem to be starting a tradition here of gross wet mornings followed by sunny afternoons. Actually sat out in my front sat for a few minutes yesterday as it was warm enough! Until the sun went behind a cloud.