You know that image of the spinning plates? Well, that. Almost constantly. It’s not wholly negative, I should add, because out of the busyness is a great deal of satisfaction at getting back to (part-time) editing work while caring for a one-year-old and feeling a little of my old, functional, non-nursery-rhyme-singing self emerge from the baby fog.
However, I have been wondering lately whether there might just be a couple of broken plates that I haven’t looked too closely at yet.
Ah well. I’m managing to find time to read the odd book! And my little girl turned one on Wednesday, which is bonkers, but was a wonderful opportunity to buy a lot of books for her library. I feel a post on my picks for classic children’s books might be brewing…
Some literary links ahead of the weekend.
- Given my recent write-up of some pithy books by doctors, I found the idea that medicine is good training for writing fiction particularly interesting.
- I heard about AbeBooks some time back but it’s only recently that I’ve been saving possible purchases like there’s going to be an imminent global book shortage. This piece reminded me that there’s more on AbeBooks than just excellently priced paperbacks.
- Fans of ‘lesser-known British women novelists and memoirists’ rejoice! Dean Street Press have launched a new imprint – Furrowed Middlebrow – in honour of the excellent blog by Scott Thompson, who has worked tirelessly to shine a light into the shadowy corners where writers occasionally, and often unfairly, get lost.