I had a sick day yesterday- something went odd inside of me and it was unpleasant. But feeling better now. I slept for about 10 hours and read The Undertaking by Audrey Magee. Having second thoughts about giving it too my mother for her birthday, because despite knowing it was a rather…. stark… book I didn’t realize just how stark it was. It’s very good, and I’d be happy to recommend it, just… perhaps not as a birthday present :/
I may have to find her something hefty about economics. She’d like that.
It was Geek-Tastic on Sunday. We had in Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) and Charlie Adlard (Walking Dead). O’Malley stood at the end of the table for his entire signing (authors never sit where you set them up), which means he now has something in common with Gordon Brown- an odd pairing. He stood for much longer than Gordon did, so kudos to him I suppose.
Highlight of my day was talking to Martin Brown, illustrator of the Horrible History books. He was magnificent. Signed ALL THE STOCK WE HAD and talked to children for about 3 and a half hours. As a grown up fan I got to talk to him briefly and say thanks- those books (along with a brilliant history teacher) helped shaped my interest in the subject - and he signed a bookplate for me. Very exciting.