I haven’t read all of these this year; some were last year or 2011, 2010. The point of this is to get people reading great stories and to get them away from crap like twilight. I’ve heard it said that as long as people are reading, does it matter if what they read is good. I say yes. Why waste your time reading crap?
- Try to read from different genres.
- Try to borrow books from a library or try to buy second hand. Visit charity shops you haven’t before and look at their book selection.
- Try to read every day, even just a chapter. I find if I don’t watch Tv, I get a lot of reading done.
- Sign up to Book Crossing to search for free books and share with the reading community. I’m planning to release books soon, just have to find a good place.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s 2013
Bridget Jones diary
Bridget Jones edge of reason
Harlequin mills and boon books.
A compromised lady, Elizabeth rolls.
How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton world; Jordan Kristy.
Just Saturday nights, Olivia Ashe.
James Frey a million little pieces
James Frey my friend Leonard
James Frey the final testament 2012
From Russia with love 2013
Snugglepot and cuddle pie; May Gibbs.
what do you do with a kangaroo? Mercer Mayer
Noni the pony; Alison Lester.
Pooh’s workout book; Ethan Mordden.
I’m planning to red a lot more so I’ll update this list.
Today I was good and went to Pilates class. It was not as hard as I thought it would be, but it was only the introduction, the next classes will be harder.
I walked home past the Asian bakery and thought I would treat myself to a brownie. I know it’s full of fructose that will go straight to my “kangaroo pouches”, but I don’t care. I’m tired of trying to lose weight and depriving myself of food I want and wanting to cry when I hear the icecream truck bell jingling down the road.
It had the same soft chocolaty centre as a normal brownie, but this had a crunchy coating of some type of chocolate icing and nut pieces.
The white sugar stung my lips and the honey flavour left an after taste on my tongue, but it was worth it.
The idea for charity shops is so the poor can afford to buy things they need and not miss out for lack of money. Most I visit are really good and the prices are reasonable, I mean, $4 for a good pair of jeans that fit properly around my lady hips with the elastic in the right places? Priceless.
Fashion changes every year; I hate that. It takes me ages to find stuff that fits, then as soon as I want to buy more, it’s gone. Op shops are also good for finding things you didn’t know existed, like almost new Dianna Ferrari shoes for $14 when normally, they be about $100 brand new. I was excited when I saw them on the shelf looking sad next to old ugg boots and slippers so I knew I had to rescue them. Now they’re favourite shoes and I wear them more than my beloved Colorado shoes. My shoes size is 5 to 6 so I rarely find shoes that fit properly; they are always too long but wide enough, so when I see good shoes, I don’t care if they are size 7, I’ll grab them.
If everyone bought from op shops, there would be a lot less waste and I think less pollution. Fewer raw materials would be used and less wastage on silly fashion that normal women can’t wear, like a silly brown wedding dress that looks like a paper bag. Really designers?
No more sweat shops:
I feel sorry for people especially children forced to work in factories. Hopefully they will all be gone someday soon. I feel bad sometimes buying shirts for $6 from China because I think how much was that person paid to make this? If I buy second hand I don’t feel so bad. I also want to support my beautiful country I live in so try to buy locally whenever I can.
Sometimes companies donate brand new stuff that hasn’t been worn or clothes worn once by an actor for a show. You could find something your favourite actor wore.
People helping people:
The money raised goes to the charity and they help people with it. So you’re helping people help others and I think that’s the best thing people can do. It lifts you up as well as them and that’s good for everyone and the planet.
No matter what you call them: opportunity shops, Op shops, charity shops, second hand shops, thrift shops, they’re a treasure trove of vintage history and fashion mistakes and I love them