Monday, June 11, 2007

drone...

There is work, of course, but I'm feeling wonderfully lazy today. A nice feeling that the world is out there, with innumerable adventures lying in wait, if I should feel like venturing out and taking them on.

Incidentally this new blogger has developed an annoying habit - it deletes the selected word and the word after it, leaving odd gaps in the text, and if you don't reread and set about filling what you'd already typed in, you sound like an incoherent idiot. As you will have gathered there is no point to this - just time on my hands and no thoughts at all. Very much 'Dear Diary'. I hardly ever type right into the draft box, do you? It's mostly Word first, except when I'm trying out the Devnagri, of course.

I have discovered author Mary Stewart. Recommended to me by someone who also liked Georgette Heyer and I looked in all the usual places for anything by her and it turned out to be a case of' 'diya tale andhera' because I finally found them with Nishu. I don't quite know if it works like that, that people who like this writer will like that one. I suppose it does; affinities exist after all. At any rate people at the Literature Map seem to think so.

I have stumbled over a quirk in myself I didn't know existed. I tend to linger over my morning coffee in a rather ritualistic manner and I like to read. I usually run mental fingers over my options and sit down reading quietly for a goodish while before I can face the day and people. Not the newspapers but preferably fiction. Now I find I can only read women over morning coffee. I told Sudha when I realised this and she laughed. Like I needed another neuroticism.

6 comments:

Gayathri said...

Mary Stewart? I've seen her books all over and yet, never picked one up. Should I? I'm feeling very open-minded these days :)

Australopithecus said...

drone aa? you want to learn how to be a drone come to me.i will teach you..i am a regular drone acharya

Sheetal said...

G: do, do. good fun, it is.

Oz: oooooh nice one :D.

The Marauder's Map said...

Mary Stewart, here I cometh.

Space Bar said...

no idea how I missed this. I love both Heyer and Mary Stewart. I've read nearly everything she's written several times over. You MUST read the Merlin Series, okay. Brilliant stuff.

Sheetal said...

Marauder: if you meet me the next time you visit Hyd, I'll lend you one of my newly acquired copies. See, there's a carrot.

Space Bar: esss, I've got me paws on of those Merlin ones.