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… so.

I’m supposed to be doing a tag post today, in fact, it’s in my drafts. However, I shall save it for another time.

// readingangelathirkell

I have read three books by Angela Thirkell: High Rising, Wild Strawberries and Summer Half. I enjoyed Summer Half the most.

In High Rising there is this glorious scene where an editor reads the book of the girl he’s in love with and … and realises she can’t write. At all. So he panics and enlists the heroine and oh, but it’s so funny!

She pointed to Sibyl’s typescript upon a table, but Adrian made no movement towards it, gazing at it as if it were a snake which had hypnotized him.

“Isn’t it ghastly?” he managed to get out.

I bought Rook by Sharon Cameron and I’m about half way through. The hero’s eyes are very blue and there is a very strong Scarlet Pimpernel thread – but nothing beats Percy, I’m afraid. I’m also half way in Summer Lightning by PG Wodehouse (who I always seem to call Woad-house but it’s Wood-house isn’t it? It’s confusing I tell you).

writingatnight// writing

I finished The Dragons We Hunt trilogy on the 20th of this month and my word, I’m so very glad that it’s finished. It is going to require a lot of butchery and such, but I shall enjoy it. No, really, I shall.

Of course there’s NaNoWriMo coming up, but at present I am caught in the grips of a short story. After finishing a big project, I’ve learned that it’s essential to not tax your brain too much. We are but human after all.

// ‘rithmeticstepsboots

Autumn has found me rich in books but poor in shelves. How very fortunate I am to be able to read and write. I don’t want to ever, ever take this gift for granted.

Right, the story calls. I’m calling it Sandwiches for the time being.

Have a lovely weekend, won’t you?

5 thoughts on “… so.”

  1. That scene sounds positively hilarious. XD

    Also WODEHOUSE! โค (I have no idea how to pronounce it, actually. o.o I always say woad as well… Eep, now I'm worried…)

    CONGRATS ON FINISHING YOUR TRILOGY!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ What an awesome feeling, am I right? (Not that I would know the feeling myself, having only finished singles, but still. ;))

    Sometimes being sane and not doing NaNo sounds like a wonderful idea. Of course, I've never been known as sane, so… yeah, I'm attempting the craziness again. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Best of luck with your short story!!

    1. It is!

      Yep, he’s amazing. I get on best with his Blandings novels, but shall have to sample more of his other works (of course!)

      Thank you! Finishing is wonderful, only a bit overshadowed with ‘ha! and now I must edit and make it understandable’. I’m saving that for later.

      I’ve never done NaNo before, so this shall be a first for me. All the very best to you – I’m sure you shall conquer the word count! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you : )

  2. So cool that you finished your trilogy! I know the feeling of relief thatโ€™s quickly followed by โ€˜oh no, now I have to editโ€™ lol. Iโ€™m actually entering NaNoWriMo for the first time this year. Hopefully I can do this ๐Ÿ˜€ hehe. A lovely point about being thankful that we can read and write. I take it for granted far too often.

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