Thursday, March 11, 2010

Books and Shampoo Compliments

I had night duty last night (I'm a nurse), always a barrel of laughs... mostly hysterical inability to walk in a straight line or construct sentences that are recognisable as English, and I have now been awake for 2 hours. It is actually a miracle that I slept at all as the dog I am dog-sitting howled for the majority of my meagre 4 hours sleep. Then when I got up she curled up at my feet and had a sleep. Right now I'm not sure if she has redeemed herself by being so adorable or if I resent the fact that she has now had a lovely sleep and I feel like "the bottom of a cocky's cage" to quote my shift-working father. Ask me again when I'm back at work tonight.

I intend to do some book reviews with this blog, as I lovelovelove books, almost as much as I love Taylor Swift. And that is a lot. I am going to put a review of Consolation by Anna Gavalda in the next few days. In the meantime, I am currently reading Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan which is probably not something I would have thought to read for myself but am enjoying it quite a lot. I am only 20 pages in, but those 20 pages were great!

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I am also reading The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot which has been on my list for quite some time. I always really enjoy classics, mainly due to the language, and this book is no exception. My mother read this when she was 17 (so quite some years ago) and every time she sees me reading it she asks "Has anything bad happened yet?" which makes me feel slightly anxious that tears are on the way because I am (and have always been) an epic book crier!! I don't know the story of The Mill on the Floss at all, and I love reading this as a new book, even though it is 150 years old. I always prefer to not know the story when I read a book, but it is so difficult with classics.

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In other news, my shampoo bottle told me that I have a 'knockout body'. Thank you Herbal Essences, your compliment was duly noted and gratefully received. But for now I am going to drag my knockout body back to bed.


Thomas at My Porch said...

I chuckled at the part about your mom. I just read this book this summer--my first Eliot. I liked it even though I didn't like how certain things worked out.