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31 May 2009 @ 04:06 pm
yagh.  

I am too far inside writer-head to read, apparently. I’ve picked up several books now, sort of looked at the first several paragraphs, and gone “gah, I don’ wanna”. This has absolutely no reflection on the books, and is entirely indicative of my state of mind. It also probably explains (to me, anyway) why I’ve been spending so much time dinking around with photographs and kitsnaps rather than catching up on my reading. I hope someday I’ll be interested in reading again. o.O

It has been a glorious weekend thus far, with lots of sunshine and actual heat radiating from the sky, which is pretty much the first time since April 2007 that that’s happened. (Unfortunately, I’m not kidding. I don’t clearly remember the last time I left the house without a coat because it wasn’t either raining or too cool for initial walking around to be comfortable without one.) The only down side to the weekend (aside from my inability to read) is I haven’t been able to find pork ribs for dinner tomorrow. They’re not a particularly Irish thing to eat, but I want bbq ribs for my birthday, dammit.

Less than 12 hours left on the Tuckerization and gift basket auctions. They’re $75 shy of earning my faithful blog readers a new Walker Papers or Old Races short story. Will there be a last-minute surge in bidding to push them over the edge? Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion to the Brenda Novak Diabetes Research auction!

miles to Minas Tirith: 311

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
madmiss on May 31st, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
Dunnes stock a nice packet of BBQ ribs, never in the same section though...
Supervalue usually has them too.

(And the local butcher usually is sold out of them by friday of a bankholiday ;p)


kitmizkit on May 31st, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
Apparently so are Dunnes and Supervalu, too. Nary a rib to be seen. I miss the English Market!
Kristine Smithkristine_smith on May 31st, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
I am too far inside writer-head to read, apparently. I’ve picked up several books now, sort of looked at the first several paragraphs, and gone “gah, I don’ wanna”.

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I fall back on old faves. Rereading bits of Good Omens now, when I read at all.
kitmizkit on May 31st, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, re-reads are way easier than new reads. Maybe I oughta just go back to the old faithfuls for a while.
Beshterbeshter on May 31st, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
I totally understand that feeling. I go through it myself with books quite a bit.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on May 31st, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
looked at the first several paragraphs, and gone “gah, I don’ wanna”.

*sympathies*, I have days where the brain really doesnt support what I want to read, and its frustrating on certain levels. I have fallback books that are acceptable tho, comfort reads.

Good luck on finding pork ribs in time for your birthday!
Wolf Lahti: Sabrinawolflahti on May 31st, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
I find in most cases that it *is* a reflection on the books. Most popular fiction these days is so ghastly written that I wonder why publishing houses even have editors.

And it seems the worse written, the more popular it is. [whimper]
kitmizkit on June 1st, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Mostly it's a reflection on me. :) Many of these are books I /want/ to read, and have enjoyed others in the series, and so on. It's just ... writer brain. :)
GM Ceosanna: Vintage Girlceosanna on May 31st, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, I just checked the Tuckerization and emitted a small squee when I discovered that I hadn't been outbid. So fun, and such a great cause!
kitmizkit on June 1st, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Bahah! Congratulations!