Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Did you ask 1000 what?

It could be 1000 tissues used on my poor nose, seeing that my lovely child has decided to share his germs with me.

It could be 1000 times that I have thought about how bad I feel today.

It could 1000 degrees centigrade, which is probably how hot it is in my house today. The heaters are going full bore, but my hands and feet are still freezing and I am still shivering.

Or it could be that this is the 1000th post published on my blog since I started back in November 2005 (not counting the posts that are either scheduled or in draft). Of course, if that was the case, then I would have organised some kind of blog celebration wouldn't I, but instead I am moaning about how crook I feel!

So that this post has some kind of actual interest, there is a new meme going around that is being hosted by The rules are pretty simple:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

So my book is Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland and the two lines are:

His hand flew from the canvas to the little tin of linseed oile, to his palette, then to the canvas, back to the oil, canvas, palette. There was soemthing wild about it, like a swallow darting to catch insects.

One bonus of being home today was that I was able to log in for the online launch of the fourth book of the Gardella Vampires Chronicles. Author Colleen Gleason took questions from the people who were 'attending', gave out some prizes and managed to fill nearly an hour with plenty of interesting facts about her books. If I had of gone to work I wouldn't have been able to watch!

A couple of posts ago, I talked about how I have 27 library books to read by 2 September. By the time I finished watching the event I was all excited about the prospect of reading the next book in the series that I have here to read...which isn't one of those books! Whoops!


  1. I can just picture this artist painting furiously to capture the moment. Sounds like Vreeland is an artist in her own right. Thanks for sharing, Marg.

  2. Happy Millennium!!

    Many more to come I hope.

  3. Well done on 1,000 postings Marg.

  4. I hope you begin to feel better soon.
    Impressive on 1000 posts - here's to 1000 more!

  5. Congratulations on 1000 posts! :)

    I just won the first in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles and am looking forward to starting it. I'm not a vampire fan, so we'll see how it goes.

  6. Congratulations on the 1000 posts! Looking forward to many more.

    Oh and feel better too!

  7. OMGosh, those little germ carriers are the cutest! I'm suffering for the same illness, also brought from from the germ carrier K. ;)

    Congrats on the 1000 posts! Looking forward to many more!

  8. Wow! 1000 posts! Incredible! Congratulations and keep on writing. :D

  9. Congrats on the 1000 posts! And many more to come...

  10. Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement!

  11. Hope you're feeling better! Congrats on reaching 1000 posts! I'm reading When Twilight Burns. It won't take you long. :)