Maud Fitch wrote:
Gannon wrote:No Maud, "The Fourth Bear" has not turned up yet. I have high hopes of it turning up this week. You have sold me on "Shades of Grey", from the photograph it looks like a beautiful edition."Cures people with colours", sounds most intriguing.
Hope you are having a fab long weekend (good old Queen) too.
PS I must say that I am very disappointed in your declining number of posts. Come on Maud pull the socks up, remember the saying, "It is better to have left a post, then to have not left a post", or was it "A bird in the hand, is worth two in the bush", no thats not it, is it "better to have loved and lost, then to never have loved", no is it............Ahhrrr I can't concentrate, your avatar keeps distracting me.
Oh, Gannon, you've made my weekend LOL LOL LOL
I can't stop smiling now!!!!!
They were doing a fashion photo shoot at our local second-hand book shop and this model appeared in print. I can honestly say that I have leafed through one or two of those books behind her but have no other claim to fame.
You made a brave attempt at a quotation but perhaps I could suggest the likes of Robert H Schuller who said "I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed." Er, on second thoughts, that doesn't work either.
Anyway, I'm reading through three books in The Spellmans series by Lisa Lutz (sooo sorrry, Jasper, but I couldn't wait for Thursday Next in July without a bit of padding) and I'm finding it amusing, contemporary, annoying and perhaps not as in-depth as I'd expected.
On the subject of Queen's birthday long weekend, I just heard that Prince Phillip is still in hospital where he'll celebrate his 91st birthday. Hope I reach that age. Heck, I'd just settle for 90. What's your ideal age - with mind intact?
Maud, Maud, thank the lord you are still with us. I thought we had lost you, you have now put a big smile on my face.
I hope you are enjoying our long weekend. I have been spending it working on my study/library. I have now decided to paint the room so I will have to take the three shelves(that it has taken me all weekend to put up) down. I am not sure what colour to go with. I suppose it does not really matter because I plan on having books from floor to ceiling on three of the four walls. When I finish, I am heading over to Fran's to put up some shelves for her.(if only she knew how bad a handyman I am, she would never have asked hehehe)
The way things are going Jasper will have finished his new book before "The Fourth Bear" arrives. I don't want to put the mocker on myself but I am very confident that it will turn up late this week. It has taken so long that I am expecting to open up the box and find the title of the book changed to "The Three Bears".
I don't know if you are a fan of Michael Connelly or not but I have a limited edition of his first novel "The Black Echo" on its way to me. It is bound in leather, signed and numbered. There were only 100 ever published. I am a big fan of his Harry Bosch novels. I am also a big fan of John Connolly, must be the Irish in me. (Connolly is Irish isn't it?)
On the writing front, if you are wondering. I have not stopped writing but I have become sidetracked. I love the character of "Neman" so much that I have been writing a short story about him. I feel that he is the strongest and most interesting character in the novel. It is set after the novel (so you know that Neman will survive). It is so fun writing with the "baddie" as the protagonist. I will send you the manuscript when I have finished and you can go over it.
As long as I can still read and get around and am happy with life, I don't mind how old I get to. Don't settle for 90 Maud, push on and go for the 100. I hope when we get to that age(touch wood) we are still happily conversing. Just think I may be able to sell my Jasper collection for a million dollars.
I hope you have a fantastic last day of our long weekend, and I have my fingers crossed that you will post just a little bit more regularly. Remember, "It is better to.................. Ahhh you get the message.
Ps If you have the time come to Fran's with me and help with the shelves.
If you are not having fun......then what is the point.