Sunday, February 13, 2011

Snowdrops and silence


Book News:

I now have a new webpage for upcoming literary short story, Dido's Tale, which is due to be published by Bluewood Publishing later this year. You can also read an extract to whet your appetite. Enjoy!

In terms of reviews, How to Eat Fruit gained a 4-star review at Goodreads - many thanks, Dlee. And Brady's Choice gained a lovely review at Amos Lassen Reviews, so many thanks for that, Amos.

This week, you can also find The Bones of Summer is being offered at a 20% discount at Rainbow eBooks, so an ideal opportunity to buy. 

You can also find my review of The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease at Vulpes Libris, which is a short story collection guaranteed to add a frisson or two of literary horror to your day. What could be nicer?

The Sunday haiku is:

One green woodpecker,
ant-attracted, waits on grass
dancing with snowdrops.


Life News:

Astonishingly, we have agreed a very reasonable offer on the flat, hurrah a zillion times and put out the bunting! Mr Makeover Man (who will no doubt make our little corner of Surrey look like a mini-Versailles once he's had his way ...) put in an offer, and after a little to-ing and fro-ing we were more than happy to accept. If it all goes through, it'll certainly take a chunk off our mortgage repayments for the Mayford house (assuming that goes through okay also ...). Phew then. So we are now neck-deep or thereabouts in mortgage applications, life insurance, mortgage protection schemes, removal quotes and a hundred and one things to do if you're moving. Yes, I know it's early days but I like to get ahead. Ever hopeful, eh.

Yesterday, K and I had a very relaxing day (which was very much deserved, I must say) admiring the snowdrops at Polesdon Lacey and enjoying a very pleasant lunch as well, and today I have spent an hour in silence at the Quakers again. Well, almost in silence, as my impending cold (arrgghh!!!) meant rather more snivelling than I'd hoped to have. Still the woman sitting in front of me was very courteous about my snuffles and snortings so has no doubt already performed her kind deed of the week. And I have so many kind deeds to catch up with on my own account, alas ...

6 comments:

Lover of Books, Films and Good Coffee Shops Everywhere! said...

Fantastic house and flat news Anne! Hope everything goes nice and smoothly for you.Sue X

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Sue - we can but hope!!! :)) Hope all well with you both! xxx

Stevie Carroll said...

Fingers crossed for continuing house and flat progress.

Anne Brooke said...

Thank you! I've got everything crossed here! :))

Mad Housewife said...

I'm thrilled about your Dido book! I'm a Latinist and collect novels, etc., about the classics.

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, MH! Hope you enjoy it :))

Anne
xxx