Thursday, November 3, 2011

A very necessary thing

So Blogtober is over. I didn't manage 31 days but ah, well. It was fun. And that's the main thing, I reckon. Actually, I noticed that I 'blogtobered' on 1 November by mistake, so do I get extra brownie points? :)


I have just (literally, just) finished a long piece of writing which has been annoying me for some weeks now. It just didn't work for so long. Now, I think it does - at least it's better - and it's over deadline anyway, so off it goes. Correspondingly, my brain is now fairly mushy!


Grey and cool here today but we are apparently expecting 33 degrees on Sunday. Typical Spring weather!


So many books waiting to be read on my bedside table right now:

Anita Brookner, The Rules of Engagement (In Progress)
Aeschylus, The Oresteia
Hilda Ellis Davidson, Roles of the Northern Goddess
Lucinda Hawksley, Lizzie Siddal (In Progress)
Kate Grenville, The Secret River
Tracey Chevalier, Remarkable Creatures (In Progress)
Magnus Magnusson, Viking~Hammer of the North (In Progress)
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit (STILL In Progress)


I found a cassette tape of The Muppet Movie soundtrack in an op-shop yesterday. I think this song pre-dates that movie, but it's lovely, so I thought I'd pop it in. Ah Kermit, a very Zen frog.


So what's news with you?


Max said...

Having a pile of good books by the bedside is the greatest luxury. What's the 'roles of the northern goddess' one about? Love Magnus Magnasson. I've just finished a big project too. Had a lovely relaxed kicking about doing nothing in particular day today. Nice. Love the muppet show. The opening theme tune is the best anti-depressant ever x

Feronia said...

@ Max -

It does feel rather decadent to have this great big pile of lovely books :) 'Northern Goddess' is a non-fiction one about the role that the Goddess actually played in Northern European society, pre-Christianity. The Muppet Show is so good on so many levels :)) I'll head on over to your blog now to see what you've been up to...

Pina said...

Of course you get some extra brownie points. :) It was fun for us, too, thank you.

Amazing that you read so many books at once. I read an article on (all) Bronte sisters the other day. What a dreadful life they had, such a pity.

And I am sure that you know, Emily, that I envy you (just a little bit) that warm Spring weather. :)

Happy reading!

Feronia said...

@ Pina -

Thank you, that's nice of you to say that :)

Yes, the Brontes had quite a terrible life - I just found a biography of them at the op-shop - perhaps another one for my list!

I'll try to beam some warm thoughts to you over the weekend :)