Showing posts from April, 2011

The Common Reader


"Beware Of Words"

To Kindle or Not To Kindle.


in which you meet Daisy

Meet Daisy. You've probably met her already, actually, since I've been sticking her cute little face under the nose of every person I know since she was born in December, but never mind. She's adorable, and I love her so so much. She likes it when I cover her face in kisses and she giggles when I sing 'The Grand Old Duke Of York,' she has more hair than any other baby I ever saw before and she has the most amazing big brown eyes. I am so so proud to be able to say that I'm her Auntie. (She also makes me incredibly broody, but that's a whole other story!)
This is her last night, having a little snooze whilst we were all out for a meal for Ian's Mum's birthday. Mmmm. Pork in apple gravy, yes please.

I also had a lovely chat with my nephew, I bought him Dahl's 'The Twit's' for his birthday back in February and he's just finished it so we spent a happy ten minutes talking about the horrible Mr & Mrs Twit and Mugglewump and the Dr…

in which i wonder if i should snap some spines

I've been asking myself this weekend whether I need to relax. I'm a tightly wound coil, ready to spring at any given moment, a failing that I am well aware of. Ian says I am, at times, one of the most tense people he knows. This makes me sad - I don't want to be tense, but I find it so hard to switch off. Perhaps I'll take up yoga, but that's another story for another day. My point today is that I wonder if my inability to relax has spread itself to my books. They have to be shelved in alphabetical order; I have a pile at work that I can't take home because I don't have space on my bookshelves to put them and having them in the 'wrong' place makes me uneasy. I never fold over the corner of a page to use it as a bookmark. & I try my hardest not to snap the spines of my books. Sometimes this bothers me so much that I barely open the book to read it. I'd much rather tip the book from side to side than snap the spine and open it fully. Sometime…