Welcome to 2015. Yes I know it’s April. I’ve been busy. Since the start of the year, I’ve lost my passport and been stranded in Canada (shoutout to Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto), been unemployed, had most of my bicycle stolen, survived another birthday, planned a stag do, got a job, completed a course, enrolled onto another, taken on some responsibility in helping a friend grow his business (Check out MWFitness!!!) and now I’m finally starting to write again.
Nothing’s really changed though. It might still be self-improvement year but I highly doubt my blogging will contain any actual advice, useful stuff, good jokes, proper grammar or saucy photos. Well. We’ll see about that last one.
I have to acknowledge the loss of a legend, Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett. The first adult book I read was written by him (The Fifth Elephant, for those curious), and the world he created continues to entertain and fascinate.
Keeping with the theme of fiction, I was given three books to read recently. Thus far I’ve only read one…but what a one. The Skull Throne by Peter V Brett. It’s a delightful read, containing fun recipes to make at home with the kids, using only cardboard and old socks (NB You’re a fool if you believed that even for a second). I’m not going to tell you what it’s about, since blurbs and brief descriptions, in my mind, either turn somebody on or off to a description of a book rather than the book itself. It’s pointless for you to love a description I write, then realise halfway through a book you’re not enjoying that my description was about as useful as a chocolate bathtub. Wait. It makes sense to me, anyway. What I will say is it continues a series that is written amazingly, with a magic system I’ve never come across elsewhere. It’s fucking brilliant.
Next on the list is Blood Song by Anthony Ryan. I’ve heard good things. High hopes.