Daily Distractables!

I’m having a bit of a repeat of the sinusitis/labyrinthitis funtimes from the last couple of months today. Storming headache. Hence I am overdosing on distractions!

Via NethSpace, check out the summary for Joe Abercrombie‘s next book A Red Country:

“Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell, her brother and sister stolen, and knows she’ll have to go back to bad old ways if she’s ever to see them again. She sets off in pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he’s hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier. Their journey will take them across the lawless plains, to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feuds, duels, and massacres, high into unmapped mountains to a reckoning with ancient enemies, and force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, a man no one should ever have to trust…”

I am well excited. Abercrombie is fantastic, a favourite of mine, and anyone unfamiliar with him and his hilarious yet dark and brutal writing should pick up The Blade Itself as soon as possible. Like, now.

If you are the type (like I am) to sit in a coffee shop and people-watch for a time, then People On The Tube is a brilliant tumblr that has given me terrible giggles.

Orkney Library have demonstrated the power of twitter (and cosy crime) by live-tweeting The Body In The Library, Agatha Christie’s classic, in support of Save Libraries Day (hashtag: #NLD12). Marvellous project and I love it when people come up with these ideas.

And I’ll leave you with what I saw t’other day when I came into the kitchen. That’s our cat, who is a complete asshat of an animal, but I like him anyway. He’s entertaining.



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