Oops

Apr. 21st, 2007 10:55 pm
whirligigwitch: (books)
Recently our Bok of the Month collection caught my eye so I borrowed a copy of the book. It's by Christie DickasonThe Firemaster's Mistrsss. I've had it at home for a couple of weeks now so when I finished reading another book the other night I started this. It was really gripping, quite quickly, and I wanted to get on with it so i took it up to read in the bath. Bet you can see where this is going...it was actually [livejournal.com profile] whirlywitchette's bath but she asked me to get in too, so i sat in and read while it was running and she threw bubbles at her bath toys. She hopped in when it was full she played. I thought I'd better put the book to one side in case it fell in the water, I moved, she moved, we crashed, book fell in. Oops. It was almost brand new, it hasn't been out more than twice. Trust the library staff member to pick the nicest copy to read. I will pay for its replacement if it's still bubbly and bobbly and misshapen when I take it out from under the heavy pile of books that have been flattening it for 3 nights. I think I might even finish it now - i was most disgusted by the fact that I was engrossed in the story and had to put it aside!

I did read two wonderful Margaret Frazer books instead, the first two books of a series featuring mediaeval player, Joliffe and the acting company to which he belongs. Historical fiction is just suiting my mood at the moment.

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Dec. 31st, 2006 01:56 pm
whirligigwitch: (books)
Looking back at the books I've recorded reading this year, I notice I'm in a bit of a rut. Or more accurately, I've almost exclusively read fiction. The vast majority of that is crime fiction, but that doesn't bother me as it is my favourite genre and it's useful for work to have a wide knowledge of a genre. According to my list I haven't read any non fiction, though I didn't keep track of cookery or food books and I have had a few of those from the library. I had a Nigella Lawson fit during the summer and read her books then. It seems a bit odd that I haven't read anything else that isn't fiction, but may well be true. There is usually some sort of history lying about that I dip in and out of, but I frequently don't read books like that all the way through. Often I just flick through a chapter or two and then return to the library. Biographies and autobiographies have never really had much of an attraction for me. There is a newish book about Thomas Hardy that I would like to read, and must track down after the weekend. I also have the memoirs of a lighthouse keeper on loan at the moment and must read soon. I love lighthouses and wish there were still manned lighthouses. That would be a job I would love, I think.

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