Saturday, October 27, 2007

Life is What Happens. . .

. . .when you're making blog posts. :-P

Like Amanda, I've been devoting a little more time to life than blogging, but I'm still alive. :-)

I missed Picture Book Thursday, but that doesn't mean I wasn't thinking about it. My earliest bookstore memories revolve around the hours I spent standing in Swindon's, reading the Mr. Men books. I'm sure a lot of you English types will remember those. :-) I remember looking repeatedly at the Tintin books and wanting to like them, but just not being able to get into them (though of course now we have almost all of them :-) ) I always ended up defaulting to the Mr. Mens. Yesterday I tried to buy one for Prawn at Borders, but they're out of print again. I think my favourites were Mr. Bump and Mr. Tickle. We have a pretty decent collection of the books, and some of the Little Misses as well, since they were available in bookstores up until last year, but several of them have fallen apart from too much love.

We're almost through the audio version of Peter Pan in Scarlet and in spite of my fear of hoping for too much from this book, it has turned out to be one that I wish I had written myself. It's fantastic! I can't believe something this delightful and imaginitive got published. I know that sounds snooty, but if you check it out for yourself and see some of the very nontraditional concepts and turns of phrase, I think you'll understand what I mean.

Speaking of scarlet, last night our Red Belt (and up) class consisted of forms, and Feats of Tae Kwon Do. My favourite kind of class. ^_^ For some reason, though, I could kick a bottle hanging from the ceiling when I ran and jumped off the floor, but not when I ran and jumped off a chair. Go figure.

I've been listening to the BBC radio dramatisation of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and loving it. And I took a bunch of pictures over the week that I'll try to post.

Have a great weekend!


Winters said...

I haven't heard Dick Gentley's show yet. I must check it out. There's a BBC Radio4 show at the moment called Milton Jones which is quite funny.
Full of cheesy puns.

Yes, like every good limey I grew up on a diet of the Mr Men, The Famous Five and Roald Dahl. :)

Candace said...

Oh, it's very good!! Just right for a private instigator -- I mean investigator such as yourself. :)

I'll have to see if I can get Milton Jones. Nothing better than an earful of corny puns. ^_^

Roahld Dahl, yes! Famous Five? That's a new one for me. Do tell!