Wednesday, 18 April 2007

It's All In the Stars

Are Pisceans in particular attracted to writing - especially blogs. I wonder if there is a statistics site somewhere on the various star signs and the number of bloggers for each. It just seems to me that every time I find a new blog that makes me stop to read it I find out they are Pisceans too. I notice that not many of them put a hint as to their age though.

Now I've just come back from book group - this afternoon. What a waste of time. The woman in charge (well she setup the reading group) seemed half asleep and more dozy than usual. I can't work out whether she is highly intelligent and deep or whether she's an ageing airhead. I'm not even sure that she had read the book. She didn't draw me out enough in the group - I found it difficult to articulate what I felt about the book and it's only now on reflection that I can say: I liked the male characters but the main female left me quite detached and uninterested in her or her fate. I loved Sam. I loved how he sorted out his relationship with his father. Everyone else felt it was a good read and we were all surprised that Rosie Thomas turned out to be a better writer than we imagined. I skipped quite a bit of the mountaineering sections as I'm not keen on heights. I'd be very surprised if I read another of Rosie's books.

6 comments:

metaphorical said...

You don't have your age either. I suppose you give a hint though.

The thinker said...

Sorry you're right - but I gave my age on original Blog when started in Yahoo 360 - well an approx age. I am staring into the jaws of 60. It sounds very grown up. But my niece said I am a 'cyber cool chick' so can't be too bad.

Around My Kitchen Table said...

Hello, from one "cyber cool chick" to another. Have just stumbled across your blog after surfing the britblog directory. Hope you're having a good break (referring to a later posting). I wrote a posting about the age thing at:
http://aroundmykitchentable.blogspot.com/2006/12/around-my-kitchen-table-today-we.html if you're interested.

I really like your blog. Keep up the good work.

The thinker said...

How kind of you to leave a motivating comment. I will certanly drop by to look at your kitchen table. But first I must continue to do the unpacking, laundry and updating of PCs and online security etc etc.

TutleyMutley said...

It sounds like you need to form your own bookclub. I belong to one called "the never finish a book" club and we take it in turns to invade each other's houses. Whoever is hosting the club gets to choose the book we will read, and provide wine, tea, coffee, cake. We discuss the book then we get on to gossip. Very informal and great fun.

The thinker said...

My dear Tutleymutley - your book group sounds great fun - I'm not surprised you belong to the 'never finish a book' club - I wouldn't either with that list of authors. They all sound a bit too worthy. Apart from one, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night' was good - I hope you managed to read it to the end? I can also thoroughly recommend Andrea Levy's 'The Small Island' and Kate Atkinson's "Scenes Behind the Museum".