Sunday, 13 September 2009


To blogging that is, rather than yet another post about my sciatica. I'm feeling much better and can now sit comfortably at my desk for a decent period of time (so long as I keep a good posture and get up and walk round a bit every now and then), so I really have no excuse.

Also a return to writing as after a bit of a break I'm raring to go with lots of enthusiasm for the new novel and also, unexpectedly, an idea for a murder mystery series that just won't go away.

All good unless of course I start procrastinating and following distractions such as those offered in this Guardian blog post which points to the rather wonderful 'Weird Book Room' at Abe Books. I really must not buy The Great Pantyhose Crafts Book or The Lost Art of Towel Origami, but how can I get through life without How to Avoid Big Ships or The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America ?

Happy Browsing!


Queenie said...

So glad you're feeling better. I love those weird books!

Jumbly Girl said...

Thanks Queenie. What I especially like about weird books is knowing that someone has had to catalogue and Dewey number this book and find a place for it on the shelves of the British Library (I was once such a cataloguer and had to decipher all sorts of bizarre stuff including a very tacky book bound in black rubber)

HelenMHunt said...

I love the idea of a weird book room - although my whole house is a bit like that really.

Bernadette said...

Glad you're perking up. Good luck with the new novel.

Karen said...

I'm glad your back's feeling better, and like the sound of the murder mystery series :o)

I would imagine avoiding big ships would be quite easy - where we live anyway!

Jumbly Girl said...

Helen - ooh I like the sound of your house - maybe we should have our own 'weirdest books wot we own'list - I may try that in a post once I have investigated my shelves

Bernadette - thanks - wrote 350 words of it this morning - woohoo!

Karen - thinking of doing NaNoWriMo this year to get the murder mystery out of my head and onto paper. Re big ships, you're dead right, I will stop looking nervously over my shoulder every time I hear the sound of a horn