It is cold. So very cold. Minus 8, they say. Sounds about right. A good time to hide away and read, which is what I've been doing. As I said in the last post, progress is slow and I'm no where near writing a review for anything! But, plenty of other book things (and other things) to talk about. Firstly - Library Thing: one of my New Year's resolutions was to put all my books on this site. I have, after two weeks, got all the books up, however I haven't labelled them all yet. But still, if you want to see my books - here they are (n.b. - there were a few points where I got a little lazy and simply typed in the title rather than the ISBN, so I don't own every single edition I've put up, but I do have the title in one form or another. I say that in case it appears I own a vast amount of books published in 2012).
Also, because I'm a tad restless with my reading, I've been thinking ahead. I've ordered Metamorphoses (finally) by Ovid, having thoroughly enjoyed Tales of Ovid by Ted Hughes last spring, and am eager to start it, although, realistically, it might be best to wait until spring, when I finish The Faerie Queene, or summer, when I finish (or plan to finish) The Canterbury Tales. Either way, I'm happy it's on the way! In the near future, though, I'm eager to start East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Having read and loved The Grapes of Wrath, I asked Adam on Twitter what I should go for next, and he suggested East of Eden. Bex had this book for sale to raise money for National Literacy, so I emailed her and a few days later it arrived (in very good condition I should add for those who are thinking of buying from her!). Birdsong is also on my mind (incidentally I was thinking of animals in war earlier, and posted a few of the Dickens Medal, or 'Animal Victoria Cross' recipients on Tumblr). Finally, and I honestly think I'll start this tonight - I'm really in the mood to read The Devil Wears Prada. I very rarely read anything other than classics / literary fiction, but I do love this book. It's like the Ronseal of the book world. I am a little under the weather this week, so I think it's in order.
What else? A Wordle:
As seen at What Red Read's. Even Wordle knows to "Read Zola".
And I can't believe it's Thursday already. This week has just disappeared...I have, as you can see, had plenty of time for taking pictures, though, and one of them was even in my local paper!