Here it is:
Now I am delighted with all modifications to The HOTFMs, what with the new flooring, the fresh paint, and the long overdue ridding of scum filled carpets and sofas. However, today I am suddenly worried that in the words of the late great Freddie Mercury, “I’m going slightly mad”.
A zoom into one of the shelves will illustrate this.
Here’s a nice book. Hmmm... I may buy a copy.
Scratch that. I may buy two.
Bugger that, let’s throw caution to the wind! Make it three!
Three copies of Notes on an Exhibition by Patrick Gale. Look; there they are for all to see.
What the blazes is going on with me that on three separate occasions I have gone into a bookshop and bought the same book? And then not even noticed until months later when I've reorganised all my books?
The madness continues.
Ah, the lovely John Peel. Sadly missed. I feel the need to read about his life and times.
No, entertaining and poignant as that was it just wasn’t enough for me. I shall re-read it in paperback to see if anything different happens.
Anyone else done this. No? No??? Damn, I was afraid you'd say that.
So I feel a Misssives competition coming on. Mainly to hide the evidence of my encroaching dementia.
Here's what you have to do:
Write a snappy and witty advertising slogan or tagline for The Misssives.
I’ll choose a winner and send you Margrave of the Marshes by John Peel (the paperback- I'm keeping the hardback, chums), and Notes on an Exhibition by Patrick Gale (state your preference as to which book you'd prefer, the left, middle or right one). A runner up will receive Notes on an Exhibition. I’ll also post my favourite of the entries in the sidebar as a permanent fixture.
Of course, you don't have to enter. You can simply comment on my obvious mental issues.
In other news, The Sunday Showcase is getting a last outing this Sunday. A sad occasion but it should be a good listen. I’ll be on, and so will The Lorelei, recently voted Aberdeen’s best punk band (eh?) who just happen to sport my husband, Meeester and several of my chums. Tune in to Original 106FM or listen online from 6pm-10pm, and if you think the show is fabulous and it’s a travesty that it’s being axed, then why not email the show and say so.
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