Well, I have not typed a word here for many months, so what is going on? Well, I think work is getting in the way of life. Common problem I know…
However, recently I have had the opportunity to go away and spend some time away from the ‘documentation factory’. Because I spend 8+ hours a day, 5 days a week at the keyboard and monitor, I do not race home to do more keyboarding and monitoring. The up side of this is that I have read a few more books in 2008. In a typical year I manage 3 or 4. In 2008 I did closer to about 12. “Still not a huge amount”, I hear you say. True, but I do read all day at work.
This year I have read books loaded or recommended by friends. Some highlights were:
- The Book Thief
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
- The Rip
- The Last Chinese Chef
All for different reasons.
Currently working on Cloud Atlas and 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel.
Having a break from Society of Editors duties until end of January. So I will see how much ‘a bloggin’ I will achieve until it all kicks in again.
Catherine from our China trip is coming to town soon, so there is a very strong chance that we will be having Peking Duck at Ming’s Palace, the place for duck in Adelaide.
Entertainment horizon ~ Neil Young at the Big Day Out in Adelaide (woo hoo), Leonard Cohen at Leconfield Winery’s Day on the Green with Paul Kelly (mmm, a Canadian theme with Young and Cohen) , then the Fringe, whatever that brings…now I must hang out the laundry.