Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Weddings, parties, anything

My Dad gets married today. I'm rather upset as he chose a spot some 9000 odd miles away and so I couldn't attend. I wish Dad and his new wife Di all the best of luck for their future together.

Another reason to celebrate is that in a week (and a few hours) I will be getting on a plane and heading to Edinburgh where I shall finally meet Boo and a host of other wonderful people. Will the world come to a crashing halt? Only time will tell. However, it is a reason to party, even if it is an end-of-the-world party.

And onto the 'anything' part. I have realised that I have read very few new books lately as I have a tendency to re-read my favourites. So here's a list of books that I have recently devoured with a note next to them on how many times I've read them.

Hippo Eats Dwarf by Alex Boese (once - sorry Alex, I haven't had a chance to read it again as yet. However, I do happen to have a 20 hour flight soon so there will be plenty of time for that then)

Omnibus by Grant Naylor, also known separately as Red Dwarf - Infinity welcomes careful drivers and Better than life (twice)

Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings (more times than I can remember, at least fifteen but probably more)

Wizards first rule by Terry Goodkind (yet again more times than I can count but I'd guess about ten times)

The Plague Race by Edward Marriott (twice)

Black Maria by Dianna Wynn Jones (five times)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling (ummmm, I don't think I'll saw how many times I've read this one as it's kind of embarrassing...)

Assassain's Apprentice Trilogy by Robin Hobb (three times. On a side note, I fell in love with Fool and Nighteyes from this series. Just thought I'd share that with you all)

That's about all I've read in the last six months. I haven't really had a chance to read much lately, which is why, apart from enjoying the stories, that I tend to re-read books. If I get busy, I can put it down without wondering desperately what comes next.


smerk said...

I wish I could get my hands on the Red Dwarf omnibus...I guess I'll keep my eye out in book stores for it!

And I always re-read books, too. I'm currently re-reading Terry Pratchett books.

Hieronymus Anonymous said...

I fell in love with Fool and Nighteyes from this series.

Well, of course you did. Could anybody not?

And also, congratulations to your dad and his new wife.

Heh. My verification word is 'whuda'. As in 'Whuda man?'

accipiter said...

Felicitations to the newlyweds!

Hmm, of all those books, the only one I've read was the Harry Potter one (and that only once). I suppose I must be illiterate or something. . .

And my word verification is "guqykf", as in "I went to Australia and was instantly attacked by a herd of rampaging venomous guqykf!!!" Or something like that.