Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's Tuesday!

So. Tuesday's not usually an especially amazing day, but it marks the almost end of a crazy work month...from here til Christmas things will be a lot more relaxed. You wouldn't beLIEVE how hard it is to think of funny Christmas jokes.

I heard Philip Pullman read tonight at the Bodleian, as part of a the A Outrance book launch (more here - it's a charity publication from Oak Tree Fine Press, and it involves woodcuts and designer bookbinders and it's cool). Pullman was reading bits from the bear fight in the Dark Materials trilogy, and he is an AMAZING reader. He ROARED like a bear. Seriously good.

In other notes, I had the best cheesy heart-killing pasta with Will tonight and received my first Christmas present before baking gingerbread and listening to Bing Crosby's Christmas music...

By the way, above picture is from The Rabbits, written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan. It's an award-winning kids' book from Australia, a sort of allegory on colonisation, and the illustration is SO GOOD. Lots of words and image play, and so witty (while remaining quite serious...it's a serious subject...).

image from Shaun Tan's website

1 comment:

Andy English said...

Yes - a great roaring reading and a wonderful evening.