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My body betrayed me this week and, after almost three years without being sick, except for the occasional sniffle, I ended up in bed, feeling sorry for myself with a fever and a throat so sore I must have accidentally swallowed a swarm of bees. Of course, it started on Friday so my weekend got ruined, but oh well..
We went to an event at the Southbank Centre in London this week. Neil Gaiman was reading from his new book Norse Mythology. Then he talked about his upcoming shows and books. He's currently writing the sequel to Neverwhere and he's working on a TV adaption of Good Omens with the BBC and Amazon. A film based on one of his short stories is due to come out this summer with Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning.
On Thursday I met Tom Toner at a signing at Forbidden Planet in London. If you like complicated world building and complex sci-fi with a bit of fantasy, take a look at his books. The Promise of the Child (you can read my review here) and The Weight of the World. It's not for everyone because it's definitely complex, but the world building is amazing.
On my blog this week:
- Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas. Sadly I was disappointed. Read my review here. I'll stick with the series, I want to know where it goes.
- Open by Andre Agassi. Interesting biography if you want to know more about a tennis star who hates tennis. Review here.
- Top Ten Couples I Adore. A Top Ten Tuesday post.
Nothing much has happened in my kitchen, nor have I been to the cinema. I hope everyone is having a great week!
Oh no, sorry you've been sick! Hope you feel better soon :)ReplyDelete
Glad you had a nice time at the Neil Gaiman event, though! That must have been something. I'll definitely be looking out for that film, too; if Kidman's in it and Gaiman wrote the book, then it's bound to be good!
Amy @ A Magical World Of Words
The film looked VERY weird to be honest. It's based on a story called "How to Talk to Girls at Parties". And it's got a supernatural element and it sounds mostly bizarre. Thank you for dropping by :)Delete
I'm so looking forward to reading Norse Mythology as soon as my TBR pile allows me LOL it might take a while.ReplyDelete
Same problem haha!Delete
This must be an especially germ-filled year, as I, too, got sick for the first time in years. I was a total baby, in denial, until I finally gave in to it.ReplyDelete
Better now, but I don't trust myself any more. I thought I had my immunity built up and I was in the zone. LOL.
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I am not capable of coping with this much phlegm anymore LOL and I honestly thought I'm the master of staying healthy... thank you for stepping by :)Delete
Three years without being sick..you are amazing. Even so, I am sorry you weren't feeling well. And yes, why do we get sick on Friday and not Monday? Have a lovely week and feel better.ReplyDelete
Thank you :) I wish you a lovely week as well!Delete
That Neil Gaiman event sounds neat. He sounds like he's very busy these days! Sorry you're not feeling well, I just got off a cold too. UghReplyDelete
Have a super week!
Neil Gaiman sounds like he's just creating and creating. Hope you feel better!Delete
oh no sorry to hear you were not feeling well. Hope you feel better now. At least you got to go to that awesome event! I Haven;t read Norse Mythology but I heard is good. I love world building sci-fi with fantasy so I'll check out The Promise of the Child.ReplyDelete
It's dense but great! And thank you :)Delete
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick. I skipped colds and flus for a few years and when I finally got sick I got really sick.ReplyDelete
I hope you're on the mend. x
That's exactly what happened here. Not been sick and now I'm just down... it sucks! Thank you. Hope you have a great week :)Delete
Ugh, so sorry you were sick all weekend, Olivia. How miserable. Hope you're over it by now and feeling better!ReplyDelete
:( Still sad that you haven't enjoyed Throne of Glass more.ReplyDelete
Also horribly sad about you having been so sick! That's AWFUL! I really hope that you are better now and feeling back on top of things?
Will check back in on the weekend!
I'm so sorry you're sick!I'm hoping you're better now! It sucks to be stuck in bed.ReplyDelete
I didn't like Heir of Fire much either...