Oct. 16th, 2011 07:01 am
Cycling seems to be working – knees twinge a little but it seems to be in the supporting muscles rather than the joint, so I'm hopeful that this is adjustment and strengthening.  So far, no blow-ups (touch wood and other superstitions).  About to head off for a 15 mile ride.

Reading: Snuff - Terry Pratchett
Bought: nothing recently apart from Snuff and something on procrastination that I can't be bothered to look up the title of.
It's getting dark early again; autumn curling around the house. The last of the tomatoes have come from the vines, what's left there won't ripen now although there are still a few lettuces making a valiant effort.

Early morning darkness, with coffee and last night's washing up. A cat curled up on a box of books in a comfortable solemnity of repose. We're slowly re-decorating the book room, so the books are now in boxes decorating the rest of the house. A child next door is unhappy about something and the kitten is mewing upstairs as he wants to be let out, to come downstairs and eat grown-up cat food. Some things are a universal constant across species.

I have another hour of quiet until I need to start to review the material for the seminar I'm giving this afternoon. In the meantime, I skim the internet, drink coffee and eat toast made from Sunday's bread.

Reading: Copywriting, Mark Shaw; Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett, and How to Hepburn, Karen Karbo (about Kate, not Audrey)


Nov. 26th, 2006 11:59 pm
Strata - Terry Pratchett. Almost finished ...
Second Nature - Michael Pollan. I loved A Place of My Own, and this is just as good

Yarn Harlot - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Timeless Simplicity - John Lane (been looking for this for ages!)
The Weekend Book - 2005 anthology
The Provincial Lady in America - E.M. Delafield - which I may already have, but can't find anyway
Vernon - Osmond Beckwith
Second Nature - Michael Pollan
Murder at the ABA - Isaac Asimov
Murder at the Portland Variety - M.J.Zellnick
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop - Lewis Buzbee
The Crime At Black Dudley - Marjorie Allingham
Mystery Mile - Marjorie Allingham.
Something on kitchen garden cooking - it's downstairs and I'm too lazy to go and check what it was.

It's snowing at SeaTac right now; the airport trucks are making tracks in the slush and traffic on the I-5 coming into the airport was decidedly slow. The Elliot Bay Bookstore and Seattle Mystery Bookstore made some good profits today!

Later: I didn't get as much read on the plane as I thought I might, since I did actually manage to get some sleep (love British Airways: seats at the front of the section, lots of leg room).


Nov. 25th, 2006 11:59 pm
Strata - Terry Pratchett. Yes, still. I'm on vacation and doing Other Stuff (mountains, snow, spa .. that sort of thing)

No books.


Nov. 24th, 2006 11:59 pm
Strata - Terry Pratchett: a few more pages, we did a lot today

No books, but Black Friday got the better of me, as did the Apple store sale. Snowflakes and kitchen towels and iPods, oh my.


Nov. 23rd, 2006 11:59 pm
Strata - Terry Pratchett. Interesting ...

First Impressions - Nora Roberts: a Christmas hardbook, looked cute, probably something I read years ago, but it's a nice binding

Thanksgiving was just great fun - and very little time for reading.


Nov. 22nd, 2006 11:59 pm
The Debutante Divorcee - Plum Sykes. Airport novel par excellence; acquired at Borders, Heathrow Terminal 4, read and left for the cleaners ... fun, frothy, definitely bubble gum fiction
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie. Another in the Crime Club-type reprints, and one of Agatha Christie's more interesting novels.
High Life magazine - BA's inflight magazine. I was bored and couldn't get to my bag ...

The Debutante Divorcee - Plum Sykes
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
Interesting Times - Terry Pratchett
The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
Strata - Terry Pratchett

10 hour flight to Seattle - and a Borders at Heathrow - so plenty of books, although sleep and difficulties in getting to my carry-on bag meant I only read two of them. Now settled in for Thanksgiving!

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