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Me, inside; snow, outside

Taking a week off work in February might not seem like the best use of my annual leave but that’s what I have done. One of the nicest feelings I have ever encountered is going to bed on a Sunday night knowing that I don’t have to leave the house on Monday morning. Especially when it has snowed, which it has. Not that I will be spending the week smugly staring out of the window at people who didn’t book the week off. I have things to get done. I am going to repair the curling lino flooring in the kitchen, and I am going to prepare my book to go up on the kindle store and onto Authonomy. After some research I have come to the conclusion that the best thing to do with a novel is to put it in as many places as possible. I thought perhaps this might hinder its chances of traditional publishing, it seems that that isn’t the case. So I’m designing a cover and formatting for kindle and will post all about it here when it is done.

I also finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo this morning. Not at all the type of thing I would usually read. I only really read it out of curiosity. The first quarter or so did not capture my imagination, then stuff started happening so I stuck with it. It is very densely packed with plot, with is ok if you’re into that type of thing, but it’s not really what I enjoy. There were times in the book when all I wanted was for the writing to get into the characters heads and it just refused to do it. We learn what happened and how it happened, but sometimes why it happened or how it made the characters feel was totally neglected. Also I didn’t like the twist. I don’t want to spoil it so I won’t go into detail but the ending was very guessable since at the beginning the possibility of what was eventually going to happen was very clumsily ignored. Still, it wasn’t all bad. I did quite enjoy it at times but it hasn’t inspired me to read the next one in the series. I might watch the film as I am a little curious as to how they have adapted it. Then again, I probably won’t.

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