Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The October readings

I know that putting up a list of what I read in October is cheating a bit, but I don't care. It still counts as a post!
  • Almost French (Sarah Turnbull)
  • The Proof House (KJ Parker)
  • Lords & Ladies (Terry Pratchett)
  • Quicksilver (Christie Dickason)
  • The Truth (Terry Pratchett)
  • Myrren's Gift (Fiona McIntosh)
  • Wife for Hire (Dianne Blacklock)
  • Ten Big Ones (Janet Evanovich)
  • Blood & Memory (Fiona McIntosh)
  • The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
  • City of Light (Lauren Belfer)
  • Bridge of Souls (Fiona McIntosh)
The best book definitely has to be the first one, 'Almost French'. Sarah writes about meeting a Frenchman and deciding to go to Paris to see whether the relationship is going to progress or not and the struggles she has with learning the language and living in Paris. Very well written and it made me want to move to Paris, even with all the trials and tribulations she went through. I went back to the library to see if there were any other books about living in France, particularly Paris, but nothing came up to the same standard for me.

Worst book was 'The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic'. Chic lit at its most predictable. Felt as though the author was trying to copy 'Bridget Jones' Diary'. Very light and boring.

I only heard on Sunday about Terry Pratchett having been diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimers. Very, very sad. I cannot imagine what it must be like to be diagnosed with this disease. My thoughts and best wishes go out to him and his family.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Its almost been two months!

Playing around with a lightbox with Scrap Pea, August 2007

I can't believe that its been almost two months since I last posted. The problem I have is that I feel guilty if I do this during work hours and I can't blog at home yet. The net result is that it just never happens. Looking at this photo makes me realise how long it is since I took any photos as well. Time skates by.

So, this is really just a post to say that I'm still alive and kicking.

Why don't I set myself a challenge of posting once a day for the rest of the week? Should be quite a challenge as I haven't even finished my Christmas shopping yet - its hard to do when you don't know what you're going to get people!