This means a glorious day of reading for me. I'm on page 140 of The Moonstone and really enjoying it. I chose this book for an impromptu read-along with people at work based on the fact that a) I really like Wilkie Collins....and b) lots of excellent reviews on a certain website that sells everything. The first few pages full of Anglo-Indian history, rambling sentences, and flowery language were just fine with me but two colleagues have already chucked it in. Their loss because while in the thick of a reading session yesterday I was dying for a cup of tea but couldn't put my book down; it's that good. I've sent the philistines (with a smile) a link to the Masterpiece Classics version on youtube, secretly hoping it will inspire them to try the book again. But, I did have a laugh the other day while tidying up a stack of magazines on the coffee table. Opening up the October edition of Tatler, on page 151, there's a sidebar attached to an article...Ways To Cull Unwanted Friends and right at the top it says...Invite them to join your book club. Oh dear.
I've been laid low with a cold these past couple of days so taking advantage of some quiet time I started playing around with my blog template. Trying to figure out how to get the menu bar under the header and link pages took some doing but what a feeling of accomplishment when it all came together. I want to say 'a fresh look for Spring' but it doesn't look anything like it here quite yet.