Happy Mother’s Day everyone (if you’re reading this from the UK). I got some lovely cards from the kids; Boy Lacer even ‘wrote’ his name on his, three small circles and then a back to front Z and Girl Lacer once again proved the way to her heart is through her stomach, last year her card read “I love my mummy because she gives me food”, this year it read “I love my my mummy because she asks me what food I want”, she then wrote in her own hand “I lik wofls (waffles) and chickin dippers”, there my guilty Birds Eye chicken dippers secret is out to the world!
I got some bath stuff from Lush as well and I’ve spent the morning finishing my current read soaking in a fragrant bath. I’ve had a good reading week, I read and totally adored The Lovely Bones (click here for my review) and have just read the enjoyable The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman.
Set very atmospherically in New York, featuring many of the outer suburbs you don’t normally see in books. It tells the story of an art dealer who gets alerted to boxes and boxes of the strangest drawings in an empty apartment by his rich father’s right hand man. The art dealer puts the drawings on show, attracting the attention of a retired cop who was investigating a series of brutal murders. This leads them to try and track down the old occupant of the apartment, concerned that he’s the murderer. Interspersed in the story are excepts of the family history of the art dealer. A good read.
Now I’ve come to the end of the choice bits of my to be read pile, after starting the year swearing I wasn’t going to buy any more books for a while, I did cave in and brought the books I’ve been reading recently and now I’ve come to the end of them, I’m faced with what I’ve had before and I still don’t want to read them. I think I need to read more children’s literature, considering that’s what I want to write.
Edited to add: The Brutal Art appears to be called The Genius in the States.