Truth is indeed stranger than fiction…



Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is:

Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general)

This week is ten facts about me – okay, I’ve decided to give this a slightly different slant, as I love the world of SFF I’ve decided to give ten facts that reflect how close I come to living in a world of make believe!

  1. I have a wonderful place that I retreat into when I read a book, call it a wormhole if you will, but it’s quite magical – sometimes, I almost forget to come back at all.
  2. My reading takes me to extraordinary places where I meet all sorts of unique and diverse characters and experience totally different cultures.
  3. ‘Nobody’ lives at my house – you may remember Nobody, or Bod, as a character from Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard book but actually, no, he lives with me and my family, and the reason I know this is because ‘Nobody’ left wet towels on the bathroom floor, ‘Nobody’ left rubbish at the side of the bin instead of in the bin, ‘Nobody’ left dirty cereal bowls next to the sink unrinsed – you get the picture, yes?
  4. I live with a crazy critter – he’s four legged and has a very happy, waggy tail.  He’s been known to have a mad half hour every now and again and his name his Dude – he’s actually named for the character in the Big Lebowski but he’s anything but chilled!  Every now and again he appears in the odd one or two of my doodles – which are known as Dude’lls’.
  5. Occasionally I turn into a dragon.  It’s true, my friends and family can attest to the fact.  It’s not big, clever or pretty when this happens.  I taught Smaug everything he knows!  True that.
  6. Having three children happily coincided with a money tree springing up in my garden, which feeds directly into the Bank of Mum and Dad – I call this damned helpful.  I don’t question these things.  Never.  Ever.  Look a gift horse in the mouth – it will probably just bite you if you do.
  7. I am a mindreader, I know what everybody wants to eat and can miraculously conjure all the ingredients without a second thought.  Really, it’s just a gift. I’m lucky like that.
  8. I have Borrowers living with me – don’t be jealous, this basically means I have 500 pairs of odd socks – which considering I only EVER buy black socks is more than puzzling.  Where the hell did all these multi coloured socks/socks with cat faces or faces of elves or Bart/striped socks/socks with bobbles and bells on them come from???? And, more to the point, where did their counterparts go to. Somewhere in the universe someone is looking for all their socks and cursing the appearance of all my black socks in their undie drawer!
  9. Yes, I live in a parallel universe, see all the above if you don’t believe me!
  10. I’m a wine whisperer – yes, I can hear wine – calling to me… ‘drink me’  It’s just odd but who am I to deny these voices??





21 Responses to “Truth is indeed stranger than fiction…”

  1. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    Ha, quality loved the ‘nobody’ one that was pure awesome! 😂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s actually true, Nobody really does live at my house! It’s annoying and fascinating!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Ha ha, I have one of those money trees too…NOT!

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I love Dude…what a great name and your drawings are awesome. Please share an offshoot of your money tree because 3 trips to the ER vet in 3 weeks had led to me seriously needing one 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I actually didn’t name the dog Dude – that was my better half and daughter – and of course being the one to regularly walk him it can lead to some conical situations – when he runs away to chase a leaf that flew past him and is still running half a mile later – and I’m shouting ‘DUDE’ at the top of my voice, which anybody standing around thinks is really funny! Yeah, who called him Dude! Still, he’s a very lovable critter. That money tree – I wish I had one! And a genie in a lamp, and a fairy godmother!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Carmen

    I too loved the “nobody” fact, as well as the dragon one. I would love a money tree…Wonder where I can get one…And the socks borrowers is priceless! 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really do have borrowers! I have a ridiculous amount of odd socks – and I’ve certainly never bought any of them! Money trees – well, I don’t think you can pick those up – they have to be handed down through the family!
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    ROTFL for nr. 3!
    And since you turn into a dragon, now and then, it’s better to remember *never* to say “dracarys” in your presence… 😀 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Actually I sometimes turn into a witch as well! Best not to be around for that one because I’m not as nice as Tiffany.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    Love your facts! Particularly: ‘Nobody’ left wet towels on the bathroom floor, ‘Nobody’ left rubbish at the side of the bin instead of in the bin, ‘Nobody’ left dirty cereal bowls next to the sink unrinsed – I think ‘Nobody’ lives at my house too 😀

  7. crimescenebookworm

    What a coincidence! I happen to be a wine whisperer as well! Haha. Love your facts!

  8. heatherhobbs01

    Fun list! I’m still waiting for my money tree to spring up in the backyard 🙂

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Where can I get a money tree? They sound very handy 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I could do with a whole orchard of money trees! (Not to be greedy of course!)

  10. Cover2CoverMom

    I found this highly amusing. Maybe because I’m a mother too? The struggle! Cheers 🍻

    • @lynnsbooks

      haha – yeah, motherhood! So good and yet equally such a struggle sometimes!
      Lynn 😀

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