Good morning Saloners! For once, this Sunday finds me on the computer and ready to do some blogging fairly early in the morning. What I should be doing is cleaning, but we all know what will really happen today.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I am moving relatively soon, and as such my husband and I went hunting in the lovely city of York yesterday for a new place to live. There were actually a surprising number of very nice places to rent, probably a reflection of the fact that no one (including us) can get a flat sold to a first-time buyer in this market. We may end up with an entire house to ourselves thanks to the low prices. We should be able to decide by next weekend after some viewings, which will be exciting, as I am very ready to get settled somewhere new, and I love York; I did my MA there two years ago and have been ready to go back more or less ever since!
Last weekend, I went into London to meet up with Ana, Ana, and Jodie, which was amazing in many aspects, primarily just to meet them all. I acquired three new books, Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire which was solely thanks to the first Ana (and which I’ve already read), Tam Lin by Pamela Dean which was heavily encouraged by the other Ana, and Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon which Jodie gave to me. After haunting the bookshops of London, we went to see Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe, where I had never been.
It shouldn’t have been a surprise, but the show was amazing and I would highly recommend it to everyone, if it isn’t sold out. It was so intimate that I think everyone in the theatre felt a connection to the actors, and it didn’t matter that some of the words may have required clarification in reading form. It was so easy to understand on stage and so universal. I’d never seen Shakespeare live before and I am currently kicking myself for not going earlier.
As for the rest of this weekend, I’m off for more Nalini Singh, and in the meantime I hope to get some book reviews finished so the blog stays nice and updated this week.
I hope you’re all having a great weekend!