Wednesday, 16 March 2016
I finished another book last night, The Human Part by Kari Hotakainen. I loved this book, initially as the main character was not a fan of fiction and the way people become so immersed in it. As I've probably said before I can't stand the snobbery around reading, and the well over the top reaction from certain folk when someone dares to get rid of books or even worse, they read a book on an e-reader *gasp*. Anyway, the book was not about that, but about a lady who sells her life story to an author with writer's block.
The only reason I was able to get through it in such short time is that we came back from Manchester early. We had planned to attend a talk at Home but foolishly I fell down the stairs at the train station and my leg was hurting so much after walking from Oxford Road station to the Whitworth and back we didn't stay. We did look at Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse, I could cope with that as it involved a lot of sitting down!
It was a cheap day out too, we booked a Duo train ticket, which meant one of us travelled for half price. We took water and falafel pitta with us, both galleries were free, and we used some points on my Costa card to get a coffee - all those after work bonding sessions with my colleague finally paid off! Today I have my foot up, watching Dan sort out the former lawn area. Fortunately for me the charity shop is closed today, we've had all manner of drama and I'm not quite sure when it will be open again, maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, who knows.