Saturday, 5 May 2012

Stuck-in-a-Book's Weekend Miscellany



Happy weekend, one and all.  I'm enjoying being down in Somerset, with beautiful Sherpa (oh, and Mum and Dad, of course) - and sometimes the internet stretches its reach as far as my bedroom.  Fingers crossed that I can get through writing this post without it crashing.

1.) The book - doesn't appear to be out yet (although they're saying early May on the website): it's a reprint of Richmal Crompton's wonderful novel Matty and the Dearingroydes, being brought out by Greyladies Books (who reprinted Leadon Hill a while ago.)  No cover image yet, but this is a wonderful novel with one of those eccentric, joyful, outgoing heroines whom I cherish.  I wrote a review of it in 2010, which you can read here - I'm glad there will soon be copies available easily!

2.) The blog - is a new one, called A Musical Feast.  Samantha emailed me and mentioned that she'd started up a blog, and I'm always delighted to see new faces in the blogosphere.  Go along and say hello!  Yes, the blog title sounds musical, and that is one of Samantha's interests - but the literary side is there, in the pun on Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.  Incidentally, Chris told me I must read Hemingway's novel a while ago.  I hadn't even heard of it, although I knew the quotation from the Book of Common Prayer.  I digress...

3.) The link - isn't remotely highbrow, but it'll give you a laugh, especially if you like puns... and American celebrities... but mostly puns.  Enjoy.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! I'm continually struck by the openness and friendliness of the book blogging community. I started this project thinking it would be a solitary endeavor, a way to organize my thoughts and practice writing, but I'm quickly learning that the community is what makes it all worthwhile.

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    1. You're welcome :)
      The book blogging community is wonderful! I think we all start thinking it'll be quite solitary, but I've 'met' and met (if you see what I mean) so many lovely people through blogging.

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  2. I love the link. There is no better way to start the weekend off than with a laugh!

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    1. Great :D I do love a silly pun...

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  3. Hi, thank you for the link to "A Musical Feast", I read the reviews of books on musicology with interest. I am sorry to say the link left me completely unamused. Love your cat picture!

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    1. Ah, yes, musicologists together! Not an area I'm at all interested in myself, so I head towards her other reviews.

      Sherpa sends her thanks :)

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  4. That is such a clever blog name! I love the reference to Hemingway. I will definitely check her blog out :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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    1. I'm ashamed to say that I had to have the pun spelt out to me, on her blog, but now I see it - it's great!

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  5. Sherpa is so beautiful. I have a Russian Blue named Princessa. I was going to name her Miss Tiggywinkle, but she would not have it. I believe she let me know telepathically what she wanted her name to be. OK, call me crazy, but we do communicate with each other somehow.

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  6. I love your comment! Sherpa was from a litter called Edmund, Hilary, Sherpa, and Tensing - because they were all climbers! She hasn't done a huge amount of climbing, except up people's legs.. with claws...

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