Saturday, September 6, 2008

Following on from my previous book whinge, I finished a book this morning that was actually Not Too Bad. Eve Green by Susan Fletcher, which I mainly picked for the Welsh connection, and also because I am still susceptible to the term "modern classic", even though it is bandied around so much that it seems to have become the herpes of literature.

1 in 8 books is a Modern Classic. Have yours checked today.

So not all that bad, though it was a bit wishy-washy, and it was only in the last tenth of the book that anything actually happened. Just lots of hints of things happening throughout.

And now I get to pick which book I will read next, which is of course the best fun a girl can have.

Work is stressing me out, and why I am currently leading a team of 17 when I much prefer to sit in a corner by myself is completely beyond me. I don't know how to support and motivate people, I just generally want them to go away. And this attitude does not a good team leader make. Over the next month or two I will have the opportunity to apply for this job on a permanent basis, instead of The Acting which is currently going on at the moment. And the lovely cash is too much to pass up, so I will go for it, regardless. Yet I am sort of hoping that they find somebody more suitable than me, so that I can stop worrying that people refer to me as The Crap Team Leader. That whole fat pants desk job I mentioned before would be sweet right about now.

And I've totally broken the work rule, again. Pffffffft.

I am onto Book Two in the piano playing saga! I have graduated from The Entertainer and Amazing Grace onto other things! When Beardie's parents were visiting, I actually played for an audience for the first time, so therefore completely shat myself and made a bazillion mistakes, as expected. Wow!

As Beardie is still asleep, and I'm hungry, the odds of me eating jelly beans for breakfast have increased dramatically.

3 comments:

Mark said...

I'm taking your advice but also throwing it back at you - be a team leader! Leadership is 90% pomp and 10% circumstance. It's easy.

And Lot 49 is my favourite out of those two, so I'd read that first. Vile Bodies is a bit fin de siecle and depressing, though it does have leprosy grenades in, which are pretty cool I guess.

lucy said...

I have been obsessed lately with Jodi Piccoult, she is awesome and writes books that actually take me a week to finish rather than the standard day.

Plus, nothing too fancy or high brow.

Just my style because I do not like to think much when I read....

RAT said...

Mark, but I am lacking the pomp! They're skills that I would love to develop, yet at the same time tell myself that it's not me, and should I bother? Seems to be going ok at the moment, and I'm sure the sweaty palms that spring up every time I run a meeting will slowly disappear. Well, hopefully.

Lucy, advice taken, and book bought. Hoorah!