One Book, Two Trains & An Awkward Misunderstanding!

A hilarious tale about the dangers of reading.

Nobody ever talks about the perils of being a bookworm. Well today I’m gonna share a little story with you. A story of a woman and her book on their commute.

In my previous job I was sent away to our head office in Reading for management training courses every few years. I always dreaded going, as much as I love sitting quietly and losing myself in a book on a long train journey, I hate trying to navigate cities during rush hour. I always worry my ticket will get stuck in the barrier or I’ll trip over someones suitcase, maybe get a shoelace stuck in the escalators. Every eventuality runs through my mind.. well, not every eventuality as it turns out! Continue reading “One Book, Two Trains & An Awkward Misunderstanding!”

642 The Writing Challenge!

Get creative. Smash that writer’s block. Share with the community. HAVE FUN!

Join #642Writes

Once upon a time in Urban Outfitters I discovered something I actually liked! I’d been dragged in against my will and in return the friend responsible had no choice but to let me peruse their meagre book offerings.
I ummed and I ahhhed at a book I really didn’t need for so long that the friend began toe-tapping and I left Urban Outfitters without it.
For ages I kicked myself for not buying that book. The title left my mind the very moment I left the shop and our nearest UO is a 60 min drive away so that- I thought- was that.

A year or so later I was wandering through a bookstore in Dorchester and there it was, waving to me from a shelf in the non-fiction section of Waterstones! I never look at non-fiction but the very same friend had dragged me upstairs, looking for an origami book.

I had to buy it this time.642writes.jpg

“642 Tiny Things To Write About presents oodles of delightful and thought-provoking writing prompts, packaged in an uber-cute, irresistible and tiny new format. From writing a life story in five sentences, to elaborating on a tiny detail, this book will inspire writers to push the limits of their imaginations. 642 Tiny Things to Write About makes a perfect gift for the active author, stumped writer, journaler, or any creative type in need of a spark of inspiration, however tiny.”
Alas, I am terrible at stopping and starting projects, and so the book sat on my desk doing nothing but looking pretty.

Long long after, I recalled a plan I had to save £1 every time I finished reading a book.
I’d seen Aoife at Pretty Purple Polka dots tweet this idea early last year and had planned to join in but despite the very best of intentions.. I didn’t!
At most I predicted I could have made £60ish following that one rule.

60.
6.
642.
642 Things.
LIGHTBULB!

What if I paid £1 into a jar each time I completed a writing task in that fun little mood booster I bought?

I could save money, have fun, awaken my imagination AND boost my writing motivation all at once.

What a plan.
Should I share this?
Maybe other people will want to do it too!
What would I do with £642?
What would YOU do with £642?
Why not buy this book and join me for #642Writes?

You can find Po Bronson’s creation at the unaffiliated links below, among many others..

Amazon
Waterstones
Wordery

! Compare your answers, ideas, stories or descriptions with others.

! Share your own writing talent with the community.

! Find inspiration and motivation for writing projects new and abandoned.

There’s no schedule, no deadline. Post what you like, when you like, IF you like, WHEREVER you like.

This is a fits-all challenge, whether you prefer to post an image on instagram, compose a tweet, write a blog post or read your creations to us on Youtube- #642Writes has an angle for everyone with hundreds of content opportunities.

(Saving ££s is of course completely optional, I myself will have to get a smash moneybox to stop myself taking money out as fast as I put it in! Hopefully I will stick to it though- I aim to pay for our holiday to Italy once I complete the prompts.
Also, there are many variations of this book, including a larger version -do feel free to purchase whichever type suits you)

If you’d like to participate please do credit me in your endeavours- you can link back to this post, tag @AnAverageLife88 or use #642Writes but most importantly…

GET CREATIVE & HAVE FUN!

New Year Resolutions 2019

I’ve never been good with keeping New Year resolutions- mostly because I lose focus and forget what they even were to begin with! So I’m going to call these my GOALS instead, hopefully by sharing them here with you I’ll get the extra push I need to stick with them! Here goes..
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The Ultimate Top 100 Book Tags

Stuck for inspiration? Check out the ULTIMATE book tag list.
Incredible effort!

FNM

Love them or hate them book tags are a big part of the bookish community, they give us bloggers a chance to not only have yet another way to talk about our favorite books but a way to let our readers know a little more about ourselves as well as being able to tag friends and find out all their answers!

Below is a list of 100 different book tags (and I know that’s nowhere near all of them) as well as a link to an awesome example from our fellow bloggers, so if your stuck looking for an idea or just really want to do a Book Tag, find one below!

  1. The Relationshipper Book Tag – My Mundane Life
  2. Life in Books Tag – Boston Book Reader
  3. Fall Book Tag – Bionic Book Worm
  4. Book Tag Shelfie by Shelfie – Bibliobeth
  5. The Adventure book tag – Literary Weaponry
  6. Beauty…

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