Window Shopping

Today is one of those days where I have absolutely nowhere to go, no one to see, and no money to do anything about any of it. I could do my study for this week, but you know what? That means that I would have nothing to do tomorrow. And I have already watched a shameful amount of TV this week. On the plus side, I am now fully caught up on The Big Bang Theory, Cougar Town, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Castle, and Once Upon A Time. Did anyone see this coming?

Elsa? Here I was thinking it was Cinderella come back. Anyone know what happened to her after Season 1?

I sure didn’t. Which is why I’ll be watching Frozen later on tonight.

I didn’t realise I had no money until I thought to check my account before I bought a book online. Good thing I did, because I have about $34 to last until Friday. The money of City of Heavenly Fire got taken out of my account today. Which was a surprise because I could have sworn that transaction went through forever ago. But what are you going to do?

So, once I finished The Big Bang Theory series finale and realised my tutorial wasn’t on, I decided to do what I always do when I find myself stuck at home with no money: I went window shopping. Quite literally, I have about a thousand windows open right now.

So, because I’m feeling too uninspired to write (I find it difficult to write when I’m bored. Which sucks because writing would be the best way to curb that boredom), I thought I would share with you all of the wonders that I would love to buy. You know, if I had the money.

  1. The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
    I’m not even sure how I came across this book. I was on the YA review site Speculating on SpecFic, for some reason. Oh! Right! I was on Twitter and I saw the link to her review of the book. *Phew*, I’m not losing my mind. Anyways, I saw the word “Loki” and I got all excited. I suppose it has something to do with this guy:

    On your knees!

    Anyway, I read the review and I was sold in about two paragraphs. Less than that. It’s all about Loki’s side of the story, or mythology if you want to get technical. Which is cool. We all love Loki, because of the wonder that is Tom Hiddleston (for my Hiddlestoner rant, click here), so it’s nice to get the demigod’s side. I do love my Loki fixes. He’s even in [SPOILER] American Gods. Low-Key Lysmith becomes Loki the Lie-smith. I still do NOT know how I did not see that coming.
    Anyway, I have $19 on my Dymock’s card, right? But, unfortunately, the book is $29.99, plus $5 shipping. You’d think I’d just go into the shops and get it, but between finding a park at Civic at getting distracted by all of the shiny shops, I’d probably spend more than $5. And that’s not even including the $2 per hour for parking. So, I’ll just have to wait until Friday in order to buy this one.

  2. Hot Topic
    I have a Hot Topic problem. I’m subscribed to the website, and I see all of these gorgeous clothes that I can’t afford. My American readers may be wondering why. So I will explain. In order to get anything shipped to me here in good old Australia, it would cost me $40 in shipping alone. Half the stuff I want isn’t even that expensive. One day, I’ll jus throw caution to the wind and buy something. But while I’m being a penny-pincher, I just get to look at all of the pretty clothes and let the frustrated tears fall on my keyboard:

    Maleficent Button Front Coat

    Tenth Doctor Costume Dress











3. Birthday Presents
I have a bunch of birthday presents I need to buy for people. I have the perfect presents lined up, but I need money to buy them. I may have to wait until next pay. I can’t say what those presents will be because they may read this blog (my blog is linked to my FB, and I have no idea who clicks on this when they log on. So the birthday girls in question may read this!), but let’s just say that one is into Harry Potter and the other is a huge anglophile, like me, and their presents have been chosen accordingly.

4. Dream Holiday
I have found my dream holiday. I’m not even kidding. This trip would be THE PERFECT holiday for me. It is in London, for eight weeks, where you get to work AS A JOURNALISM/EDITORIAL INTERN. Granted, it would probably cost me about $10, 000 all up, between flights, food, and the program itself. Which means it’ll be a few years before I can afford it. But could you imagine? Me. In London. Working in the writing industry! I can’t think of anything better. Really. Here’s the link if you want to have a look. Seriously, this would be the most amazing feeling. Working in London, even if I were paying for the experience, it would be the best thing I can possibly imagine. And who knows? I could run into Mr. Hiddleston on the Underground:



About Bec Graham

Bec Graham, 24, was born on the wrong continent. Everything from her burns-like-paper skin tone to her inability to cope with the slightest hint of a hot day suggests she should have been born under the gloomy skies and mild sun of the UK. She hopes writing will get her to her rightful home one day. Failing that, she scans the skies for a spinning blue police box, hoping to catch a lift back to the motherland.
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4 Responses to Window Shopping

  1. speculatef says:

    Hahahah, it makes me feel awesome that you read my review and want to read the book. I doubt it will disappoint you! Pro Tip: if you go to and search it, it will give you all the prices for online stores plus shipping to AU 🙂 Here’s the link for Gospel of Loki (AU/UK paperback) –

    YOU LIVE IN CANBERRA 😀 I also live (t)here 😀 How exciting.

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic.

    • Bec Graham says:

      I don’t think Loki could ever disappoint me. I guess that’s kinda messed up since he’s the bad guy, but there it is. 🙂 may just be my new favourite website. Except, I try and buy everything from Dymocks seeing as I now have a gold card. Discounts, man!

      And no way, really? That is so cool! I moved here for uni. Yay study -_- Are you going to the book blogging forum at random house on the 20th? Trying to sort out transport in the next couple of days!

      Thanks for stopping by! 😀

      • speculatef says:

        I go to Dymocks every Friday night and buy things too! Also, YAY GOLD CARD MEMBERS 😀 I love my shiny gold card.

        No, I’m not going to the book blogging forum – I don’t get much time off work 😦

      • Bec Graham says:

        I haven’t got mine yet! I’m hoping I changed my address in time for the card to be sent to the right address. I want to see my shiny card! I have an enormous TBR list at the moment, so I’m trying to hold back on buying books until I’ve finished the tiny mountain in my cupboard.

        Aww man, that sucks. Though I am a bit jealous. My hours have been dramatically cut back. 😦

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