Yes today sees me personally, not the blog for I don’t believe blogging has been possible for such a length of time, celebrating my 29th Birthday. That said, celebrations will be on hold at Savidge Towers for quite some time, as I shall be spending most of the first day of my 29th year unconscious thanks to the joys of general anaesthetic. In fact when you are reading this, unless it’s very early when I will be in bed opening some presents (only one book shaped so far), I will either be fully under the influence of the anaesthetist or recovering from it all and feeling a little groggy.
I could get all mopey about it and start on about how unfair it is that its all being done on my birthday, but having said that its one of a few upcoming appointments (and currently the most crucial) that could save my life – and that is not something to moan about, though it sounds rather dramatic, even if also rather true. There is, as ever, a good side to all this and that of course is the several days bed rest and therefore reading time that I will have ahead and so last night I went through the TBR and picked out some ‘Recovery Reads’ which have a bit of everything, as who knows what I might fancy…
I probably don’t need this many books but c’est la vie. I have some crime, which I always seem to be in the mood for at the mo, with the next in the series of both Sophie Hannah and Val McDermid. I have popped some of The Orange Longlist in, the rather huge debut from Julie Orringer which I am slightly nervous of plus ‘Annabel’ which is one of the titles I am most excited about and therefore guess I wont actually read. We have some supernatural sensation mixed with balmy old biddies in the fourth Brenda and Effie novel ‘Hell’s Belles’. Some dark adult fairytales in the wonderfully entitled collection ‘There Once Was A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbours Baby’. Non fiction, which I am getting more and more into in the form of ‘The Hare With Amber Eyes’, a book nearly everyone is talking about and I want to find out why. Oh, plus a classic and ‘book I should really have read by the time I hit 30’ which is ‘Pride and Prejudice’ more on this latter type of book in due course.
Posts are scheduled to go up while I am away but forgive me if I don’t comment back, if they stop due to glitches or if you don’t see me commenting on your blogs if you have one. I will report back when I can and let you know how I get on. Right I best be off, I bet they don’t do birthday cake at the hospital do they??