Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some thoughts

1. Have you read AMERICAN GODS, by Neil Gaiman? You probably have. According to Twitter I seem to be the very last person in the known universe to read it. And if you haven't read it, what are you waiting for? It's bloody brilliant. I read the 'author's preferred text', which is something like 12,000 words longer than the original book. I'd be very interested in comparing the two versions and may well do so one day. Unless one of you has read both and can save me the time?

2. I somehow got involved in a Facebook conversation about fanciable cartoon characters. Any favourites you want to tell me about? You tell me yours and maybe, just maybe, I'll tell you mine.

3. I've ventured into the world of Google+. Am liking it muchly so far. There's something very satisfying about putting people in circles. I hope the arrival of Google+ will force Facebook to buck up its ideas, especially regarding privacy.

4. This song is rocking my socks off right now. Bwani Junction are going to be BIG.

5. Last, but by no means least... This little fella is arriving tomorrow:

That's all from me. What's going on with YOU?


  1. I have read Neverwhere, but couldn't tell you which one I read as it was so long ago.

    Google+ - do I really need another social network.

    Little pup looks so cute!

  2. Porthos from the Muskehounds was my first cartoon crush (he was the Alsatian). I just did a Google search - he's not as, erm, "fit" as I remember. What is this Google+ of which you speak?

  3. Aren't Bwani Junction excellent? I'm rather jealous that you've seen them when I've only changed their nappies. Do you know, I don't think I've ever fancied a cartoon character, but I did play a Final Fantasy game on the Playstation once and became awfully attached to the main character. I'm on Google+ - it's like Facebook but without the people... I'll have to find you.

  4. have hunted you down on Google+...
    have American Gods on the list of "to read" - really enjoyed Anansi Boys and Neverwhere.
    LOVE the puppy!

  5. I have American Gods on my shelf but haven't read it yet, I'm trying to read Gaiman's books slowly (I normally race through authors' back catalogues and then get sad that I've run out of books). I definitely intend to read it sometime soon though.

    Gambit from the animated version of X Men was one of my earliest crushes. I was very pleased when the live action version of him was suitably attractive.

    I'm unsure of Google+ at the moment, I can see it's potential but I feel nervous about adding people I only know online - I don't want to come across as a nutty stalker. I love the social anxiety new social networks bring!

    I'm looking forward to seeing lots of puppy pics :D

  6. I have American Gods and really need a holiday to read it on! I think Its one of those books which I am not going to be able to put down! I may save it and read it to and from London in September! perfect 6 and a half hours to read then! ;)

    and from tomorrow I may well be plotting to come steal a pup! hes just too cute!

  7. *dances* I'm so glad you're enjoying American Gods!!! *dances some more*

    Fanciable cartoon character?? That would definitely have to be Marvin the Martian for me ^.^ How can you resist that hat and skirt? *laughs*

    And that puppy is seriously GORGEOUS. Dude, hold on to that one cause people WILL try and steal him!! *eyes Raimy up there :p*

  8. Haha, I've actually never read that! I'll have to check it out sometime. ;)

    I'm so happy the dog is finally home!! He's adorable! =D

  9. I need more puppy pictures. Kind thanks x