Yes, that’s a lot of words and a lot of time and, I must admit, I sometimes wonder why I’m still doing it. 😦
Apparently, ‘blogging is dead’. I should be ‘vlogging’ (perish the thought!) or Instagramming (whaaa?) but I’ve only just got the hang of all this technology, so I can’t see me starting again with something like that.
I can’t help noticing that many of the blogs I used to follow ‘back in the day’ have disappeared. Or at least, their owners (is that the right word?) have diversified and use their blogs for book promotion or guest posts more than anything else.
People are doing other things, obviously (like writing their novels!). Hmmm. I have got a severe case of FOMO*
You see, sometimes, after soooo much time and so many posts, it is actually quite difficult to think of something to write about.(If you’ve got any ideas, let me know!).
But enough of this introspection and glumness! Let me tell you what I have been up to:
I went to see ‘Emma’ (the film) last Friday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although they have taken some small liberties with the plot. For example – there are bottoms! (What The Guardian described as “some startling buttock action”).
And then there was the Chipping Norton Literary Festival launch night, which I attended last Sunday. Ooh, get me. I am a ‘friend’ of the Festival, you see (anyone can become one. You just have to cough up £25!) and as such, I received an invite to the ‘prosecco-and-nibbles and priority booking’ night.And very civilised it was, too.
They had a very fancy ‘booking system’ – to avoid nasty queues. As you arrived, you were given a raffle ticket (I was number 12! See, got there early) and the numbers were called out in turn and you could go and book your tickets.
So, amongst other things, I’m going to see Maggie O’Farrell and Marian Keyes. Wheee! I had a ticket to see MK once at Cheltenham Festival but I couldn’t go in the end, so this is extra special! I wonder if I’ll have actually finished her new novel ‘Grown Ups’ by then. I have only read about 10 pages so far. Every time I get into bed to read it, I fall asleep within about two minutes. I think I need to start again.
*Fear of Missing Out. (But you knew that).
PS: Are you watching ‘The Split‘ on BBC 1? Ooh, it’s good. I actually think it’s better than the first series. We’ve ‘binged watched’ it, I’m afraid. So we’re already up to episode six!