Friday, July 13, 2007

Literary Limbo!!

I am currently in a literary limbo. I have a book on the go, still The Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver. It is trundling along nicely, and I should get a bit more read this afternoon, as I am not at work (but then again, there IS ironing I could be doing, sigh!). But what do I do if I finish it? Is it worth starting another book, or do I wait for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. It is still a week away, but if I get caught mid-book, Colin will jump in and read it first and then he'll know what happens before me!! It is going to be very difficult as it is, to not find out what happens before I read it, cos somewhere someone is going to mention it, aren't they?

I shall also be bumping HP up the TBR pile, and recklessly discarding everything else once it is here in my hot little hands. This is my list of books "to be read", and not all of them are registered on here either. And what did I go and do last night? I suggested we go to Borders "just for a Starbucks" but of course it didn't end there. I came home with a "buy one get one half price".

The first one was "Tunnels", which is rumoured to be the Next Big Thing in kid's fiction. I almost didn't buy it because I don't want to be disappointed if I don't enjoy it after all the hype. The other one was "Grave Doubts" by Elizabeth Corley which sounds good. I don't read a lot of UK set thrillers, but I was drawn to this one.

I'm getting fed up with Simply Knitting magazine. I have sent a couple of emails now about my competition socks and have had no reply, and I want them back!! I can't seem to get any response. I did have an email at least 6 weeks ago saying they were all being returned, but I haven't had mine, and Sweet Camden Lass hasn't had hers either. Gggrrrrrr!


Webbo said...

Short stories are your friend! Grab a book of them and you can easily polish a few off and be ready to grab HP before Colin. How frustrating about SK - something like that could really put me off of reading the mag.

donnac1968 said...

Ooo, good idea on the short stories. I don't usually read them but I do have "Fantastic Stories" by Terry Jones on my TBR pile, so I may dip into that. Thanks.

Nina said...

Or, get Colin his very own copy of Harry Potter, and then the two of you can race to see who finishes first.

I second the notion of short stories. For a while there, it was the best option for me. I would have something to read that I could have the satisfaction of finishing.

Sweet Camden Lass said...

And then, to add insult to injury, one of the winners has a photo of the socks she made with her prize yarn printed in the letters section!

It does make me feel better that I'm not the only one...