Pointless Post

So, it’s time for another short and ultimately pointless post. I have been kind of distracted from the blog lately. I have managed to get a bit of reading of reading done, although in fairness some of that has been trashy literature that I could not not bring myself to bore you with. I did read ‘The Rape of the Lock’ by Alexander Pope, which I enjoyed. Another book that I have just started is ‘The Cement Garden’ by Ian McEwan, which I am enjoying. Still persevering with Homer’s, ‘The Odyssey’ and I aim to finish that within the next couple of weeks. Zola is still on stand by and I will start that after ‘The Cement Garden’, I expect, which shouldn’t be long.

I still haven’t gotten very far with my assignment for the writing course. I have about two sentences, so it’s a start. I need to be stricter with myself about that. It isn’t that I don’t have the time. I just find that I don’t have the inclination at the moment, although I am sure that will return. I suppose it is because it is something that is new to me, having to actually write about a particular thing, rather than just random musings. I want to do a good job of it and so I end up spending more time thinking about what I am going to do than actually doing it.

Summer appears to have vanished yet again. We had a few bright days near the end of May and it looked like summer had finally arrived and then it just upped sticks and left, probably never to return. It is now just grey and cold again. I even had the heat on for a couple of hours last night – in June!

So, sorry for the pain you must have suffered if you have made it this far through my post. Have a good day/evening.

Update

I am totally knackered at the moment. I didn’t sleep well last night, so please excuse any spelling, grammatical errors or just plain loss of any sort of order to this post. I have finally finished Raymond E Feist’s ‘Magician’s End’. What a fantastic end to the the Midkemia series. The end of the book was exceptional, although I will miss waiting for the next installment, since there won’t be one. I am still working on finishing Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ but am progressing and am now going to start Alexander Pope’s ‘The Rape of the Lock’. So all in all a successful days reading. Sick days can be useful! That’s all for today as I am feeling a bit disoriented and the screen is rapidly becoming a bit of a blur.

Reading progress

Only a short post today, but I promised myself I would write something before any original posts get completely swamped by the reblogs. My reading has been going quite slowly lately and I am still working my way through Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ and Raymond E Feist’s ‘Magician’s End’. Still waiting to start Zola’s ‘The Fortune of the Rougon’s’, and I have a few other books I am eager to get round to, including Alexander Pope’s ‘The Rape of the Lock’, but more on those later.

Even when the reading is going slowly, I still find myself buying more and more books. I think it is a kind of disease, but fortunately not one I feel I need to worry much about. Certainly it’s not one worth worrying the doctor about (the psychiatrist? Well maybe.) The only problem I have is finding the space to put these new acquisitions, since most of them are actual books, made of paper and all shiny and new. Either that or they are old and battered with the tell-tale marks of their exciting journey through time, from the moment they were published to their final resting place on my book shelves. Admittedly there is also the odd ebook (that I cannot get a hard copy of) that I read on the PC, since I have still not sunk to the depths of purchasing an actual kindle.

Well, there you have it. Like I said, little else to say today. Have a good day, I am off to read.