Tuesday, November 14, 2023

British Library Books

It's been a tough day - I had a fairly routine medical procedure just over 3 weeks ago but am still dealing with after effects. Apparently, this is within the range of normal. It would have been nice to have been warned. A kind GP did offer to sign me off work this morning for as long as I needed; I declined because I'm not clear how long that'll be and I think I can cope for now, but all I really want at this point is to go to bed and cry for a bit.

When I got back to work though I had a really great conversation with a charming customer about the British Library weird series - he wanted Haunters of the Hearth (excellent choice that's on its way to him), then I saw the cover for Scotland The Strange in the hardback premium weird collection and imagine a middle-aged woman making heart eyes at it. 

I'm wondering about starting Who Killed Father Christmas instead of tears for an evening treat, or there's the brilliant women's series Stories for Winter which has cracking stuff in it. I have just spent the last half hour browsing the online shop and honestly, if you like books and book related stuff - it's amazing. I'm almost tempted to cough for a train ticket (East Midland mainline is obnoxiously expensive) to see the Fantasy exhibition - and I could go on...

Any local bookshop will order you any of these titles if they don't already have them in stock or obviously you can order straight from the website (facsimile Shakespeare first folio people). I will be giving a good selection of the weird stories this year, especially Dead Drunk to friends from my wine trade days. Have a look and be inspired. 

1 comment:

  1. I do hope you will feel better soon. Warm thoughts.