Howdy howdy Maud, I am always glad when I see a post from you.
I hope that you are ok with all the rain and are not in any trouble with flooding. Your garden sounds beautiful. I am really lucky with flooding as we are on the range and flooding never gets anywhere near us. Its a good thing too as it would probably take me a week to pack up all the books and move them to higher ground. One of the advantages of the ol e-readers I suppose. It is heart-breaking watching people losing everything in these floods and it disgusts me when insurance companies refuse to pay up on claims. I really hope you are safe and sound.
Happy Australia day to you as well, hope (just off topic the "p" button on my laptop is broken and I have to press it really hard for it to work, it is driving me crazy
) you had a fantastic day.
Its funny you should bring up "Invasion Day", I have just been watching the footage of Gillard and Abbott being herded out by the police and riot squad to the safty of their cars. I think it is a bit of a "mountain out of a molehill" situation. The footage and pics make it look really bad but I don't think they were ever in any real danger.
I would not be surprised at all if Colleen was in favour of "Invasion Day".
I just realised that I did nothing at all for Australia day, I did not even wear the silly hat in the Courier, although I would have if I knew about it.
I have just finished the second Sherlock Holme's novel "The Sign of Four". I must tell you I am loving the Sherlock Holmes books. I can't believe it has taken me this long to read them. I am now just starting the collection of short stories "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" I think the thing I like about them the most is the relationship between Holmes and Watson. I missed the second movie with Robert Downy and Jude Law when it was at the cinema, I am eagerly awaiting it to come out on dvd. I had no idea that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived such an adventurous life.
My signed first edition, first printing of "The Night Circus" turned up the other day. It was funny because I have been watching and waiting for it to come and the day it arrived the postie went to the wrong house, across the road, and I thought oh crap and went back to reading, but he had made a mistake and soon I was unwrapping my pristine first edition. If you have not read it, once again I strongly recommend it. I think Erin is going to turn into one of my favourite authors if she keeps writing books as good as Circus.
I must admit(and it sounds very sad) but I love the anticipation of waiting for a new signed first edition. I like to always have one in transit. At the moment it is "Ship of Rome" by Adam Stack. It is the first book in his Masters of the Sea trilogy. It has been a long time since I have read a "Rome" book. With Fran reading Simon Scarrow, it has made me want to return to my favourite genre. This trilogy is about the naval battles between Rome and Carthage during the punic wars. It sounds great.
Once again we are on the eve of the weekend. I have said it before, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, stay away from the flooding, remember if a road has gone under do not attempt to cross it. If we lose you to flooding I will not be happy so stay safe and happy reading.
If you are not having fun......then what is the point.