Our pumpkins grew. Pity they didn't ripen very well... we turned a slice of this (huge) one into (kind of bland) soup. Oh well. They grew, that's the main thing.
Book Forty Three.
BeardyMan 'accidentally' read this whole book in bed before going to sleep recently. This of course meant i had to read it. I managed it in four days. It's an easy read, but a good read. It's easy because nothing drags, there is something interesting going on constantly. Okay, i pretty much hated every character, but that's not at all unusual for me.
Book Forty Two.
Have i mentioned how much i love John Wyndham? It is a lot. This is a collection of 10 short science fiction stories. Instant favourite. I could see where each story was heading from quite early on, but that only made me want to read quicker and know the details. Wyndham's brain... brilliant.
Book Forty One.
Slowly working my way through Banks' books (in chronological order, obviously). This one... was good, but too long. Like, unnecessarily long. It's a rather simple--but interesting--idea, but it dragged on too long. I think i preferred Walking On Glass.
BeardyMan bought this (for a very reasonable price, as you can see) years ago after seeing the film. I haven't seen the film, but i have now read the script. It was enjoyable enough, but i think i would have enjoyed it lots more as prose.
I may have gone a little overboard with the icing and decoration, but what can you do? NOM.
Book Thirty Nine.
I liked this one a lot. It was sensibly and obviously based on psychology and character analysis. Also, Poirot got to be his beautifully arrogant self a lot ♥ I do wonder just how much better it would have been if i knew anything at all about Bridge, though...
Books Thirty Eight.
I bought this when i spotted it in a charity shop, remembering swamprose's recommendation in a previous post
. And i totally, utterly loved it. I knew i really liked it quite early on, and knew i could love it, depending on how the ending went. The ending went well. The Sisters brothers are a wonderful duo. Eli i loved almost instantly, while Charlie took a while to grow on me. I was rooting for them all the way, though.