I finished Unseen Academicals a couple of weeks and give it top marks. It even made me slightly more interested in soccer, which is saying something believe me. I have since started and finished another Terry Pratchett tome The Bromeliad trilogy which includes the three books about nomes, Truckers, Diggers and Wings. I have had this book for several years now but never read it, so I had a real holiday treat. It is supposed have been written for young readers in mind but don’t let that put you off, you would never notice.
My latest read is Tigana by Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay. I first came across his writing in the mid eighties when the three wonderful books of The Fionavar Tapestry – The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire and The Darkest Road were published. Prior to writing the trilogy Kay had assisted Christopher Tolkien with the editorial construction of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. He is a master fantasy/fiction writer and I still have another couple of his books to catch up on – with another coming out this year; that will be on my Amazon wish list for sure!
While it continues to snow like a bastard in the UK and Europe, here it continues to blow. Hot air. And I am just a tad pissed off about it. Honestly, it seems like it’s been going on for months, and it’s not just gentle breezes. Two days ago we had a minor panic because one of the larger branches on our gum tree snapped off and just missed the neighbours shed, which it would have definitely squashed. The neighbour, being a good kiwi bloke, whipped out his chain saw and made short work of it, just a bit more wood for the fire. Fortunately, from the look of the forecast there might just be a short break in the windiness tomorrow in time for our b.b.q., before the north west gales and rain sweep in for Sunday.
The room it all happens in
Thought you might like a look at my craft/blog writing room. As you can see it is a hell of a mess but I like it. The observant may also spot me taking the picture in the mirror.