I’m on holiday at the moment. After much agonising, I decided which books to take with me (a new-ish release, something of Heyer, and Mere Christianity) and which to leave behind (three other books. It hurt my soul).
At 1:32 in the morning, I jammed some clothes, a handful of odd socks and whatever miscellaneous I could find into a bag. I had priorities. My clothes were not priorities.
One does not think one’s best in the wee hours of the morning. In fact, a life rule of mine is: never think deep thoughts beyond 12:00 at night. I end up coming to the most depressing conclusions and become the single most gloomy hedgehog in the history of ever.
Consequently, as it was late and I’ve established that I don’t think well late at night (I can write, but I cannot think. It is most odd), I forgot to pack certain things.
Things I Tragically Forgot To Take With Me:
- A blanket. I really could have done with one. (This is England. There is chill.)
- Aristotle, my bunny. (One always should bring their bunny with them. The fact that I’ve never done it before is beside the point.)
- Something pretty to put in my cabin.
- A book by Georgette Heyer; I’m reading a book about her work, but I should have KNOWN this would make me want to read one of her books.
My ambition this holiday is to finish A Crown of Wishes, Georgette Heyer’s Regency World, write a short story and go back to editing Insalted (I brought the manuscript with me. It is heavy. Very heavy.) If my ambition is as lofty as Everest, the reality will probably be as high as a molehill.
Georgette Heyer’s Regency World is proving to be extremely interesting. For one who thought factual books weren’t her cup of tea, I actually quite enjoy them.
Why I Enjoy Factual Books:
- They give the illusion that my brain cells are growing in intelligence
- They intrigue me
- I can now quote accurate facts. You can’t really say ‘oh, did you know that Lady Jane was actually a shapeshifter? And she survived and had a lovely life with her true love who was a shapeshifting horse?’ because you will receive Odd Looks and people will (for some reason) disagree with you mightily.
- An example of what I’m learning: the Regency period is considered to be from 1780 to 1830. Oh, I’m going to be quoting that one. If I can remember it.
OH AND DID YOU KNOW THAT THE REGENCY PERIOD WAS FROM 1730 TO 18SOMETHING?!!!
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“An example of what I’m learning: the Regency period is considered to be from 1780 to 1830. Oh, I’m going to be quoting that one. If I can remember it.”
I need this fact in my life!
So did I – and now I have it, though … it’s doubtful if I’ll remember the EXACT date 😀
Reading your blog posts never fails to put on a smile on my face! And laugh too!!
Great ending there: “1730 to 18SOMETHING?!!!” I am sooo with you there on historical facts. It’s kinda hilarious how I’ll get excited when someone talks about some historical person I read about yrs ago and then I try to talk about it… but as I’m talking I realize I don’t remember the details as well as I thought I did. Then I end up sounding like this: “Oh Yeah! He lived in Germany. Or wait, Italy. I think. Like he saved a lot of men in a battle. Not sure what battle… or how many men… or really anything.” lol.
Thank you : )
AND THIS! It’s like you hear a person speaking about THAT SUBJECT YOU LOVE SO MUCH and you think: I’ve trained my whole life for this moment. and then you open your mouth and your brain is like: OH. Oh right. You wanted that fact? That fact? I kinda deleted that years ago. I’m so sorry.
And then your pride dies a hideous death.
I get you with this. I really do. It’s awful.