Thursday, April 14, 2016

GNU Terry Pratchett

Today, at the Barbicon Theatre in London, his name will be spoken.

"A man is not dead while his name is still spoken."  
Going Postal -- Terry Pratchett


Seriously, Ruth, October???   October?!?!?!?!!!     I could have sworn....   Oh let me just give it up now and say I am very, very sorry.  You can get out the wet noodles and give me heck.  A pox on me... well, not really, because if I'm poxed it will cut down on my typing abilities even more.


I am so embarrassed.

And I am also humored because among the reasons I was motivated to post today was to advertise for the Dewey's 24-hour Readathon next weekend (the 23rd to be precise).  And what was I doing in October when last I posted?--- advertising for the fall Dewey's Readathon.   lol   At least you know I haven't changed.

Dewey's is a fun, personal, and yet group adventure of readers around the world taking a day (or whatever of the day they can) to read, promote reading, and in general enjoy themselves.  There's no police force checking your progress or commitment -- want a nap, go for it.  Need a break for something silly like lunch? -- Fine.  Can't do Saturday, fine, try for Sunday.  Can only read for an hour-- sure!  Want to read graphic novels, short stories, poetry, Neil Gaiman, the encyclopedia?  Just enjoy yourself and your books.   They have a facebook group this year so you can see people planning -- their books, their snacks (seriously, there's a lot of care that goes in to some people's snacking plans), their schemes.  Come on over -- make some new friends, find a new author, show publishers we still care (and possibly that we're pretty peeved at recent wholesale cancellations at certain publishing houses)!   There's a Goodreads group too who is already all a-flutter with planning.

So, please, join the Dewey's Readathon fun.    It is a nice feeling to find out that a solitary pursuit like reading can be a giant community hug too.

The short version of life?  I've been busy.  I've been grumpy.  I hate my corporation.  I had a birthday (let's not go there).  I've read lots.  I've been on typical adventures.  I still haven't won the lottery.  Despite all (work) provocations, I have not needed bail money.
All things considered, I guess I'm ok.

I have stitched a lot recently... mostly needlepoint -- mostly because I've been doing small things -- I like that finishing buzz you get.  Some samples--

I wont wait months... I PROMISE!!!!!!!!!!!!

GNU Terry Pratchett


Susan said...

Glad to see you back, Ruth! Love your finishes, especially the palm tree. Sorry I can't join in the readathon since I'll be at a stitching weekend. However, the following week, I''ll be on a 5-hour flight so that's a chance to make a dent in my TBR pile.

Thoeria said...

Wet noodles out and at the ready! :D
Lovely to read your amusing posts (yes I'm using the plural in the hopes that my subliminal suggestion will spur you on to writing your next!)
I had a lovely chuckle at you not needing any bail money :D

Jeanne said...

Ruth I'm glad you're still updating your blog when you have time...I know how hard it is to make time for all the different social media etc. I've been reading your blog for several years though and I hate when people just disappear! Your needlepoint finishes are very lovely...I did a bit of needlepoint when I was young but I've tried not to get sucked back into it because I already have way too much XS and quilting stash LOL. I too haven't won the lottery but we can keep on hoping! Take care and keep on stitchin'.....

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I like your needlepoint finishes.

Gillie said...

You better not, kiddo, I've had you on my mind and I was gearing up to yell across the miles from Michigan! No chance of a different corporation, I'm so sorry but glad we didn't have to give up our stash money for your bail.