If everything goes according to plan I'm submitting to this today and will hopefully emerge a few stones lighter.
No not liposuction but hoping that they find the stones they are looking for and leave everything else where it's supposed to be and all preferably via a keyhole rather than an A4 letterbox.
Talking of digging around, I've been fiddling behind the scenes here and have updated my profile with a piece I wrote recently (unpaid) for a newly published book on book publishing and marketing.
Unfortunately I could only have a review copy of the book if I guaranteed to write about it here and of course it would be dishonest for me to accept a book under those circumstances, so I have yet to see it.
Seemed a shame to waste the writing effort so I have posted that piece under the About link at the top left over here <<<<< I think you know it all by now and to save you the time and effort of slogging through it I just wanted to share with you all the final sentence and one of the most important reasons for writing dovegreyreader scribbles.
"I get a lot of mail
off-blog from visitors who tell me that they read it daily, that they buy the
books, that often the blog and the books have been a life-saver through trying times
and just how much it means to them.
I always reply that it means just as much to me too."
A few days of pictorial intermission will follow while I recover my
equilibrium from this little encounter and normal service is scheduled
to resume very soon.
Coming up, 'dgr asks...' with Helen Garner talking about The Spare Room and Amanda Craig on her new book Hearts and Minds plus prize draw copies of both books, a remarkable new children's book, more Orange longlist thoughts and of course there's the Brontemania to report on.
We've just got to talk about this amazing new Bronte book, The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan.
Jude is quite elusive but he has been prevailed upon to submit to the gentle glow of the standard lamp and the virtual cream tea too and answer our usual questions and yes, prize draw copies of that book too.
I think that's enough excitement for one day.