It’s a library kinda week; I’m still waiting for my train to come so I can finish the review of ‘Ideas above our Station’, a train-based short story collection. I have submitted this twice now to Thresholds and they keep saying they like my style etc but could I just…? So I did just… – and now they’ve come back to me again saying, yes it’s better but couldn’t I just also…? Oh, and by the way I need to reduce the word-count. So they want more content but in fewer words.
* Sigh *
I guess this is pretty much par for the course, though. So to occupy me while I’m waiting for my train-book to arrive, I shall be going to the library to take part in the Crime Group, where we will be discussing Rod Duncan’s book, ‘Backlash’. I shall be complaining that due to the sustained tension of the long final scene it kept me awake until 1 am. But to sustain me after that I am now reading the much gentler ‘Thrones, Dominations’ which is a sort of post-mortem mish-mash of a Lord Peter Wimsey novel. Begun by Dorothy L Sayers and completed by Jill Paton Walsh, it’s turning out to be an excellent read, and much better bed-time stuff than a high-octane chase through the back streets of Leicester. I shall post a full review when I’m finished.
And now I must away. The library beckons!