Saturday, May 21, 2016

Corby

It's that sort of day.  I feel like curling up in sunshine.  Trouble is, there's no sun.  So I will settle for a comfy chair and a book.


Lately I've been choosing one 'wild card' book each time I go to the library.  Taking home an author I've not heard of or read before.  This time it was Ian R MacLeod.  Oh darn, I've just looked again and it is fantasy.  

I'll give it a go and if I can't cope (which I usually can't with fantasy writing) I'll do some to knitting.  

It feels like the first day of winter.  

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  1. Corby? Have I missed something?

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    1. Despite all the trivia I put on my blog, Graham, I haven't yet resorted to grand announcements about the arrival of a grand-daughter's kitten. (He is cute though!)

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  2. Never heard of 'wild card' books at the library. Sounds a great idea to expand your reading range. Unless it is something that isn't your cup of tea, hope this one turns out worth the read but knitting is a good way to go. Corby is a great name, it suits perfectly. What a darling!

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    1. The 'wild card' is my own invention, Denise, to widen my reading range (perfectly put, thank you.) I have to admit it hasn't been a very successful idea. Most times it backfires on me. I persevered for three pages into the book before giving up. Yes, Corby is a lovely little chap.

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  3. You can have winter for awhile. I'll enjoy summer.

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    1. I tell myself we all have to take our turn to have winter. Some people even like it! (Sadly I'm not one of them.)

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  4. Hope your winter holds lots of books and hot cocoa by the fire.

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  5. There's nothing nicer than curling up with the cat Corby looks very handsome!
    Can't deal with fantasy books either!

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    1. I only get to curl up with Corby when I visit my daughter, Shane. The 'wild card' book was rubbish. Sorry, I accidentally deleted your other message. Hope the boat building rockets along.

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  6. Cute kitty! Yes, I feel like curling up and keeping warm sometimes too.

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    1. I think we all have those days, especially in winter. That's what I tell myself anyway!

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  7. what library do you go to? Whangarei or one in your town? I must join up with the library here, mind you we have several book exchanges down the road from us so it's been quite handy visiting there...

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    1. Although I live nearly an hour's drive from Dargaville, we are actually in Kaipara District. A bit too far to go to visit the library. So I go to the Community Library in Ruakaka - a good selection of books and lovely, friendly volunteers.

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  8. Mmm, I think winter has arrived here as well. In fact it must be winter, I have just today started a jigsaw. It's also wet, windy and very cold.

    Diana

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    1. I don't do cold very well, it would be too cold for me down your way. I was thinking about a South Island tour next May but think I will have to reconsider the timing after this first cold spell of winter. I will have to check if the library has any jigsaws. I used to enjoy them but haven't done one for years.

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  9. Our summer sounds like your winter. Never mind. Oh to be a cat - curled up on a comfy chair with the sun shining through the window.

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    1. I've seen some of your amazing sunny day photos lately, Pat, so it can't be all doom and gloom. It's nearly a year since I visited and I'm yearning for another trip!!

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  10. Our summer sounds like your winter. Never mind. Oh to be a cat - curled up on a comfy chair with the sun shining through the window.

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  11. It looks a happy cat. Forget the book and play with the cat. Much more fun than fantasy writing.

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    1. I only get to play with the cat when I visit my daughter, Adrian. I did forget the book after persisting for 5 pages.

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  12. A beautiful cat is Corby. I hope the day you hand planned worked out as planned. :)

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