I’ve been tinkering with my blog and have added two new pages: films, to list what I’ve watched (because I really do seem to watch a lot of films, as you will discover); and craft, to post photos of the stuff that I make throughout the year.
And I’ve started listing my recent reading material on the books page once again. I’ve added the no-brainer stuff I read at the end of 2010 – the first three Diana Gabaldon novels (the most fantastic trashy historical stuff – highly recommended), and Jump! – the latest from Jilly Cooper.
Now, I’ve written before about my love of Jilly Cooper, but I’m sad to say that I think she’s finally passed her best-by date and it’s time that she was put out to pasture. Jump! was pretty ordinary and parts of it were terrible. This was my favourite sentence from the entire book:
“Sheep-coloured hills were covered in sheep.”
I can almost forgive the author for writing something like that (almost – she is getting on a bit, after all), but how did the typist fail to notice it? And how did it survive the editing process? Astonishing.