It seems you may be on the mend – alleluia! That calls for a DT meme:
The Messenger by Markus Zusak is our May book and neither of us have begun – not a
good sign. I have a strong feeling that I read this book many moons ago on a holiday in Queensland. I also have a funny feeling that I er, wasn’t swept away…but we shall see. I did love The Book Thief … The Messenger was his first book so you know, draw your own conclusions.
In case anyone is curious, I have not been slacking off on the reading front. In fact, I’ve recently read My Side of the Mountain and Hatchet for book group – both of which to be honest were quite tedious. But this month we’re doing MURDER – my suggestion – and I’m enjoying re-reading Arsenic for Tea. It’s the second in the brilliant Murder Most Unladylike series and is set in period England, mostly in a girl’s boarding school and features all those wonderful Famous Five kind of things like secret passages, English tutors who turn out to be spies and loads of ‘bun breaks’.
I have also been trying to get my head around the fundamentals of Grammar (for readers who may not know I’m back at uni doing Prof Writing and Editing at RMIT) and prepare for the KidLit conference on Saturday where I will meet the editor of my dreams. I hope that doesn’t sound creepy!
Wish me luck…
Love you, Mum