I have a draft that I’ve been working on, but between being sick and other demands on my time, it hasn’t gotten done. So instead you get a dose of randomness laced with health information you may or may not have wanted this week.
~~ I was feeling better, the coughing had almost completely gone away, but then on Saturday night I could feel my sinuses filling up like a water tank after the dry season and for the next two days my nose proceeded to do a credible impression of a faucet. I actually ate dinner with a tissue plug in one nostril, just so I could have some peace.
~~ I bought Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley for 25¢ from the used book shelf at my local library over the weekend. It made great reading while sitting around blowing my nose on Sunday afternoon. I like it, even though I haven’t finished it yet, but I found myself strangely trying to picture Belle from Disney’s version of the story in my head as I was reading. I haven’t seen that one in many years, and Robin’s Beauty’s real name isn’t even Belle, it’s Honour, so it was a bit odd. I like re-imagined fairy-tales, though, as long as they don’t go too dark.
~~ It would be an interesting exercise to go through my 300+ books and see how many of them came from library sales… they are so wonderfully cheap, and usually in good condition for used books, and such a random collection of old and new all across the genres.
~~ I knew my cold was starting to get better when I only took one tissue with me to lunch today, as opposed to yesterday when I took the whole box. 😛 My ribs do still hurt, though…
~~ One of the things I struggle with when buying books is whether to buy ones I haven’t read or not. I mean, what if I end up not liking it? Then it’s a waste of my money – and for new books these days, it’s much more money than it used to be! But then again, if I only buy books I’ve already read, where’s the adventure in that? (Unless, of course, they are good enough to read over and over, in which case it’s a good investment. 🙂 ) With the two I picked up at the library sale this weekend, that makes five books purchased in the last two months that I hadn’t read before buying (don’t worry, I didn’t pay full price for any of them.) I’ve only finished two of them, but so far I like the two I’m still reading – perhaps my judgement in books is getting better with age?
~~ I’ve done some movie reviews, perhaps I should do some book reviews… if I end up liking Robin McKinley’s Beauty, I may review it here. Of course, it might make a more interesting review if I don’t like it… 😛
Alright, that’s enough randomness for now, I should wrap up and go get some chicken soup or something else healthy for dinner…