Monday, 25 July 2011

Wintry weather

It's cold outside (well, cold for here - I am sure that my Canadian and UK friends would beg to differ - why, it's not dipping that much below 0, and it was a whole +5C when I went out to play hockey yesterday), we have had snow across much of the country, and, yes, as per the UK, a good chunk of the workforce (mainly on South Island) got to stay at home due to the roads being shut. It's the winter holidays, which means no orchestra tonight, so it is the perfect time to curl up by the gas fire and enjoy one of the perks of being a member of SFFANZ - my review copy of the latest George R.R. Martin arrived at the beginning of the week. At over 950 pages, and hardback, it's not one which I can carry on the train (without doing my back an injury), but I'm sure that the sofa cushions will prop it up perfectly.


Wisewebwoman said...

I read a few mighty tomes this year, Jo, and they take a toll on the hands.
Not 950 pages though, I think biggest was 850.
Makes for defined abs.

Jo said...

I made it though 120 pages, and haven't yet managed to get any further (time and unfortunately the story hasn't grabbed me as yet) - I may have a chance to get a bit further this week...