Friday, October 01, 2004

I know the idea of a blog is that you post regularly, but I guess I only really started this for myself so I'm probably the only one who knows when I have been lazy! Well, not lazy really. I have been doing a lot of writing, including stuff for a book packager which is a whole new ballgame.
I've also been to two plays, the first I've seen in over a year. "Dinner" was fantastic, the kind of play that has you entranced from beginning to end, and then talking and thinking about it for days afer. Also saw "Take Me Out" which suffered in comparison to "Dinner". It was good but at times the actors sounded forced, as if they were "performing" whereas in "Dinner" it never felt as if I was seeing a play. More like witnessing an awful evening.
Just finished "Fat Boy Rules the World" by K.L. Going. A YA novel, one of those I'd heard a lot about. I really liked it - the main character is a bit self-pitying but I felt he was struggling to overcome that all the time and in the end he does. It did focus a lot on his fat and how he felt but unlike an Australian novel I've read about a fat girl (which had the whole losing weight/happy ending thing) this one didn't resolve the fat issue by weight loss so it felt more realistic and true to the character.
Am also still reading John Murray's short story collection "A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies" - very good - and trying to whittle down the pile. Should stop getting books from the library but then I should also stop buying so many.
At least I am getting more selective... well, seeing as how the prices have gone up so much, I don't have much choice. I refuse to pay $30 for a paperback.
No time to read today - too much writing to do!