It's been a tiring week, mostly because I came down with a virus last weekend (I'm very glad I scheduled four posts to appear before I was stricken!) so I'm looking forward to collapsing a bit. AND seeing my dear friend Mel, who is visiting Oxford. I hope you all have equally fun plans! And if you don't, solace yourself with a book, a link, and a blog post.
1.) The book - who'd have thought that one of the new books I'm most excited about would be a graphic novel? I loved the colourful, gentle touch of Brecht Evens' The Wrong Place, so different to the brash superhero-comic-style of many graphic novels (but not all, of course.) So I asked Jonathan Cape if they'd be kind enough to send me his latest, and they very nicely did - it's called The Making Of and it looks to have the same aesthetic. I will, of course, tell you more when I've read it.
2.) The link - is to the first post I've written in my new job at OxfordWords! Actually, the first one I wrote will be appearing on Tuesday - this post, on '5 Words You Didn't Know Were Acronyms', was written yesterday as a quick substitute for something else - but it was great fun to write, and might surprise you.
3.) The blog post - I'm afraid I've been pretty rubbish at commenting on posts this week, from my sickbed, but I've been reading 'em. Mary/Mrs. Miniver's Daughter has some lovely mural images in her latest post. She seems to be at an exhibition every other hour, and I must follow her example and try to get to the British Murals and Decorative Painting 1910-1970 exhibition before it closes on 9th March.