Three boxes of books arrived by truck at the end of last week. Very excited. All my Christmases at once: a top-up of The Snowing and Greening of Thomas Passmore, my first sighting of 10 Journeys and, of course, The Grease Monkey's Tale. Brilliant! The cover looks even better than I imagined. Love that dirty, oily look behind the spanners and the spot-laminated rose.
I don't often follow the Amazon.co.uk rankings, but interested to see The Grease Monkey's Tale selling excellently across the last few days. Must stop looking now.
Have been listening to a fair bit of Laura Marling lately (Alas, I Cannot Swim) and thinking about buying her latest album (I Speak Because I Can). Great mood behind her songs - it suits me particularly when I'm thinking about writing - driving somewhere, listening to music and thinking about where a piece of writing might be heading next.
Wonderful lyrics and video clip on Cross Your Fingers / Crawled Out of the Sea. Can't embed it in the blog so you'll have to click on the link. Enjoy.