Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Short, and Dull. Sorry.

I haven't blogged for a week.

I have two excuses though. First up, I started my new job yesterday. And, do you know what? It's exhausting. All that thinking, and working, and nobody trashing my desk and threatening to kill me. It's freaking me out. I think I like it though.

Secondly, Mr Botogol over at Green Ideas recommended Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks and I love it so much I might just read it on a loop for the rest of my life. Yes, it's wordy, but it's just so beautifully written that it really isn't hard work, not at all. And anyone who disagrees is just plain wrong, so there.

There. Aren't you glad I made the effort to write something this evening? Christ.


Anonymous Thursday chimed in with...

I've been looking out for a new book to read, I'll give this a go - as well as thinking of questions ...

19 June, 2007 20:56  
Blogger clodhopper chimed in with...

What? No one nailed your door shut yet?

Why are the amazon reviewers of Human Traces so negative about it I wonder? My amazon basket has three books in it now and I'm tempted to add this one. Sell it to me Surly...

19 June, 2007 21:53  
Anonymous Other Half chimed in with...

I'm regressing in my reading tastes as I get older. I find I no longer have the attention span to be captivated by fiction so I find myself digesting the odd biography here and there as I can pick one of those up as and when.

I can vouch for how engrossing SG's new book is, she was reading it at 6 o'clock this morning prior to going running...now that's dedication !

20 June, 2007 08:43  
Anonymous Thursday chimed in with...

"Reading at 6 o'clock this morning prior to going running"? I'm sorry, I just don't think I can read this blog any more.

20 June, 2007 09:12  
Blogger the Beep chimed in with...

it's an amazing book: hard work but rewarding. it stays with you long after the reading is done.

give up the jogging, keep reading.

20 June, 2007 10:14  
Blogger Fidel chimed in with...

Yes but what was the old Job????

Still intrigued.

20 June, 2007 12:37  
Anonymous rivergirlie chimed in with...

glad to hear you've escaped the madhouse. it's bound to be exhausting, not being in mortal peril all the time. you'll get used to it.

20 June, 2007 14:06  
Blogger Newbie chimed in with...

I love that book!! It's just brilliant, and I'm definitely with the beep about how it stays with you long afterwards.

That's all. Carry on...

20 June, 2007 16:29  
Blogger botogol chimed in with...

Glad you are enjoying it, surly girl.

Hey, a link to me! :-)...

...under a heading "Short, and Dull" :-)

21 June, 2007 08:30  
Anonymous Miss Despina chimed in with...

Hello Surly Girl! New jobs are exhausting aren't they? I've just started my placement in Prague and it's really knackering. Look after yourself.

21 June, 2007 09:15  
Blogger Cheezy chimed in with...

I enjoyed Faulks's Birdsong so I might have to give this one a go too. Hope you keep on enjoying the job :)

21 June, 2007 11:33  
Blogger Arabella chimed in with...

I liked 'Charlotte Gray', so I'll give this a go.
Loved 'George and Arthur', didn't you?
Loads of luck with the new job.

21 June, 2007 15:00  
Blogger DavetheF chimed in with...

I worked with that Sebastian Faulks as a journo. He's very upper class. Never read his books as a result. Illogical, I know. I also know that Charlotte Gray was a crap movie.

24 June, 2007 19:01  

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