Yesterday I had to go to the hairdresser. Blokes reading this might roll their eyes, but I had a three-hour appointment. As much as I love a chat with the hairdresser, I look forward to having three hours of mostly reading. So I always take a book with me. Trouble was, this time I forgot to bring it!
What to do? Such a dilemma! ‘Grab another one,’ someone said. Start a new book? Uh-uh, no can do. I can only read one at a time. How do people read multiple books at the same time? I can possibly understand it if one of them is non-fiction, like a gardening book – something you can dip in and out of. But two or more novels on the go? I think I would possibly lose interest in one and never finish it, or I might find a character running amok in another story. My plots would start to entwine and I would not know where I left off and where to restart.
How about you?
Tomorrow Alesha, our editorial whiz, is interviewing Kate Morton. We’re very excited. We very much enjoyed her new book, which is coming out in November, so that’s one to look forward to. Great to see such a successful Australian author. She seems to have it all. Makes me want a fringe!
P.S. Life with Baxter Superdog and wigglebottom goes on. I gave him a haircut on the weekend too. I took a pair of scissors to him, as clippers scare him. He looks like a newly shorn lamb, except he’s a fluffy shade of red instead of white. Tee hee.