After a hard day sitting in a cold shop and drinking coffee, I thought i’d have a serious go at getting some work done when I got home. I was just getting into my stride when the phone rang. That took a half hour chunk out of my evening. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed talking about coins and collecting, but it’s just brought me to a standstill.
I now need to start cooking is we are going to eat before the grocery order arrives. But if I don’t write the blog first I’ll end up like I have done on the last few nights, with limited time and not much thought.
I do have quite an interesting post in preparation (well, I find it interesting) but it needs some work and I can’t concentrate if I’m rushed. It will have to go away again and I will have another go tonight when I’m not pressed for time.
Today’s post was interesting. tI had a mysterious envelope which turned out to have an anthology of haibun in it. This comes free with my membership of the British Haiku Society. I thought I really should rejoin, after a break of 14 years. I had the journal last week, so I really am up to the eyeballs in Japanese poetry.
I also had a novel called Splash!, which I hadn’t heard of until now. It’s from the Book Club Number One Son signed me up for as a Christmas present. It’s good to read things that different from normal. I can’t recall the last time I read a work of fiction without at least one body and a butler.
Finally there was a book I bought for myself (yes, I know…) – Regency Spies. It is not to be confused with a series of Regency romances that crop up when you Google it. But, for now, I’d better get on with the cooking.
Too many books – not enough time. Enjoy your own reading when you can squeeze it in 😊
I don’t like the idea of a cold shop
It wa even colder today! 🙁
Regency Spies is just up my street. I love books from Pen & Sword though. The last one I read was Poison Panic, somewhat of an anthology of stories about women who poisoned their families in Victorian Essex. A good book really.
They do some excellent books. I didn’t realise ther were enough Essex poisoners to make up a whole book. 🙂
Oh there was… even the sleepiest Victorian village boasted a poisoner although I think they were more often tried for witchcraft.
It was easier when everybody knew about herbs and Chemists sold poison. Modern life is no fun… 🙂
The secret histories of Britain’s rebels and revolutionaries sounds like good reading!
I am hoping so…
For Christmas, I received quite a stack of books. What fun to have them to read for the New Year. Sounds as though you will have new books to look forward to in the upcoming months.
Yes, a whold year of books. 🙂
I had to click on the “Splash” link. I was expecting Steven Martin and Darryl Hannah.
Yes, it’s a tricky thing with titles. We also have a celebrity diving programme called Splash!
I suppose it is meant to mimic Scoop the novel.
We shall see.
Wow – celebrity diving. That should be interesting.
It only lasted two series. They ran out of celebrities with sufficient courage. It was never comfortable to watch because the thought of it reduces me to a quivering wreck…
I don’t know if you are familiar with Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, but he has no fear and one one of the series.
I like the idea of being up to one’s eyeballs in Japanese poetry. I can just imagine a pair of agitated eyebrows fluttering above a haiku.
Plus the ridiculous quiff I seem to have grown in lockdown. 🙂
Have you read The Thursday Murder Club? It doesn’t have a butler though
Not yet, though I do have a copy in the house – too much other stuff to read. 😉
I thought it was quite fun.
I’m looking forward to it, yet slightly fearful it won’t be as good as I expect.
Well, I can tell you it sucks, then no matter what happens you’ll like it better than my review…
That will do. I ‘ll start it with low expectations now.
There you go
It worked – you are a motivational genius!
It’s part of my new persona as media star
Move over Oprah!
You get a car…..