Monday, October 29, 2007

Im Not Dedd Yet.

But I'm in some kind of doldrums, where I'm paddling furiously but don't seem to be getting anywhere fast.

Anyhow, in my "to blog" list appears the following:
1. Extended posting extravaganza on "The Colour Purple", including why I spell it wrong.
2. Some really good series books I've read lately (like, in the past year).
3. Spreading book love to a bunch of standalones too.
4. Kyrse of the Whamphyre Pt. 3278, rev.7a, or "If I skim read the LKH releases in hardback in Borders instead of buying them, it's a) not tight and mean, and b) doesn't count in the rotting of grey matter stakes (like calories from food you don't like, or eat standing up. Pun unintentional.).
5. Sausages.
6. Things that people miss in the Czech Rep. with a very long digression by a French person on seafood.
7. The Appalling Behaviour Of My New Ex-Flatmate Who Has Done A Runner. And she seemed so normal, too.
8. Should I get flying lessons?
9. Does anyone else always look to see who's listed in the copyright of a book?
10. House. Better in small chunks as otherwise, you see the joins.
11. Hair. Tralalala.
12. Greetings (not Hallmark).
13. BurĨak. Drink it before it brews. It's cultural.

14. I'm hungry.

Problem is of course, that the more I don't write about them, the more I don't want to write about them. So I think I might jettison some of the trivia, and when someone takes this bloody grindstone off my neck (nose has slipped) I'll just do number 1.

4 comments:

Bookwormom said...

3. Share a few please? Title and author would be enough..

7. What happened?!

9. Yes

sallyacious said...

If we're voting on preferred topics, 6, 7 & 8 have mine.

I'm glad to see a new post. I'd missed your "voice".

fiveandfour said...

If I skim read the LKH releases in hardback in Borders instead of buying them, it's a) not tight and mean, and b) doesn't count in the rotting of grey matter stakes

So good to know I'm not the only one who does this. I've never read any LKH, but from what I hear about her recent works, this practice has a lot to recommend it.

I was grumbling to myself just the other day at the rising cost of books and how so few of them seem to justify the extra cost. Hence I foresee ever more bookstore-as-library days in my future. Not to mention lots of fervent muttering in a manner most unbecoming if one wishes to present a facade of perfect sanity to the world.

EvilAuntiePeril said...

Hello, bookwormom and sallyacious. By popular acclaim, no.7 it is. And there are a few no.3s to follow in the week (astonishingly, one is already written).

And thank you for the reassurance, fiveandfour. After catching up with the last few weeks in blogland, I can't help but notice that quite a few people have vented similar feelings about recent publications. It's as if publishers everywhere have set a template and are sticking to it come hell or high water, right now. Frankly, I'm bored, and have a ridiculous number of half-read books eating up whatever scraps of paper I can find for bookmarks.