Last week This week
My book rating: 1298 1096 10641
Bookshelves I’m on 1 4 5
Watchlists I’m on: 9 8
Comments in (reads): 8 10
Comments out: 4 5
Hours spent: 10 too busy to count!
Nice to see The Water’s Edge rising in the ratings at last, and I’m grateful to everyone who has read and commented. Now, despite my best efforts, I am falling behind, with seven books on my watchlist all waiting to be read (i.e. the authors have already read mine!)
With my new set-up (all sorted now with a big screen for desktop work and lap-top for evening browsing) I can read from the comfort of my favourite armchair. Only the cat, ousted from his favourite place on my lap, disapproves.
Photo of family cat by family photographer.
Flicking to the blurb of my current read, I notice that the author ‘lives in Kent with her husband and three cats.’
Now, it seems to me that a multiplicity of cats is a very common attribute of published authors and I’m wondering if as the part-owner of a single cat, I am putting myself at some writerly disadvantage. In fact, our neighbourhood is over run with cats right now, and our own beast being non-territorial, several of them think nothing of wandering in and making themselves at home chez nous. Maybe I could appropriate a couple for my own potted biography. ‘Shares her home in Bristol with a husband, daughter and several unrelated cats.’ Worth a try?
If my Authonomy friend Sandrine comes by, he/she will of course have none of this, because Dan, as he is properly called, is big on logic.
Ah, logic! I guess the university of St. Andrews no longer makes philosophy compulsory for arts graduates, but those were the days … Anyway, Dan does well to remind us that the proposition (is that the jargon?)
‘successful writers always work hard on their writing’
does NOT equate to
‘Writers who work hard on their writing are always successful.’
Damn. I guess that means that the cat thing won’t work either. How about ‘lives at home with her cat and three husbands’?
That might stir things up a bit.