keep discovering the green growing edge
I only have a dodgy jpeg of this old meme. Not sure where it is from.
BOOK BLURBS GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Enchanting = there's a dog in it
Heart-warming = a dog and a child
Moving = child dies
Heart-rending = dog dies
Thoughtful = mind-numbingly tedious
Haunting = set in the past
Exotic = set abroad
Audacious = set in the future
Award-winning = set in India
Perceptive = set in north London
Provocative = infuriating
Epic = editor cowed by author's reputation
From the pen of a master = same old same old
In the tradition of = shamelessly derivative
Spare and taut = under researched
Richly detailed = over-researched
Disturbing author = bonkers
Stellar author = young and photogenic
Classic author = hanging in there
Vintage author = past it
(Really enjoying Great Wives. Nancy’s astrologer was priceless. Thank you.)
Thanks for including my birth rates piece, Helen!
Very good, as ever, and fortunately I checked the reference about dining out in Edmonton before I sent it to my Canadian friends.
My father recently retired from his third career as a physics teacher with the Open University (having previously been an RAF pilot and a software salesman). It remains to be seen how long this retirement will last.
I consider myself overly online, but from this week’s post I learned the words ‘therian’ and ‘otherkin’. Does this mean I’ve actually lived a sheltered life?
Rory and Alastair had an interesting discussion on that interview on their podcast this week. Worth a listen
To be fair to Campbell & Stewart I’d consider throwing myself off a balcony if I had to sit through a Phil Collins concert
Don't forget to credit illustrator Jesse Zhang for the third image!