yes, I know I only went yesterday. But I finished reading Last of the Wilds (Age of the Five) last night, and when I checked online, I discovered that the sequel, Voice of the Gods (Age of the Five) was on the shelves, so I couldn’t resist going to get it this morning, so that I could read frantically all day and finish the trilogy.
She’s well worth reading, Trudi Canavan. And I enjoyed the surprise extra at the end of an interview with her as well as an excerpt from another author recommended as similar to her. If you like fantasy of the Raymond Feist or Janny Wurtz variety (not that I’ve ever enjoyed Janny Wurtz writing solo, but I think other ppl have) you would probably enjoy Canavan. This trilogy is slightly more satisfying than the first set, though if you struggle with multiple character points of view you should stay away, as it does leap around a little to say the least. Not first person though, so at least you don’t get that vertigo.
The second item was Quick Crochet: 35 Fast, Fun Projects to Make in a Weekend which has some lovely stuff in it as well as some absolute disasters that I really can’t imagine anyone wearing. But then that’s the case with most pattern books, and I’m finding that I’m increasingly looking for ideas and adapting them, as I did with the handwarmers I made last week. They aren’t quite mittens – they have holes instead of thumb pieces, mainly because I ran out of wool – but they are quite efficient and practical.
Today has been mainly quiet, with occasional screaming outburst, I’m trying to ignore how ludicrously tired I feel despite the fact I’ve done nothing, and I’m attempting to plough through a box of tat and get rid of some of it. Why do I feel so guilty throwing things away? I should feel guilty acquiring them which might cut down on the necessity of throwing them out. Hm, I shall attempt to move towards that point of view.