Slightly Peckish Tuesday

8 March, 2011

is back again. YAY. I’ve been having issues with my throat and possible allergic reactions for the last three months so you can imagine my trepidation every time I put food in my mouth. I’m such a hypo. However, you can check out what I’ve been eating in Sri Lanka at Umamimart: Slightly Peckish. Go on, you know you want to.

On to bookish news, have you seen these articles from the Guardian about sf and the Booker prize and books about books. Don’t you just love them?

And a couple of articles by novelists Roma Tearne and Preeta Samarasan on the Galle Literary Festival just to fan the flames.

I’m currently immersed in Steven Erikson’s Malazan books and am reading volume 4, House of Chains. Incredible story-telling. You can read writer Carrie Vaughn’s views on the series here. And I’m also dipping into the hilariously irreverent Read This Now by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark which introduces you to books you may want to read not just because you want to join the group of well-read and classically educated people but because they are a little twisted and possibly sordid. Riveting stuff.

And how can I leave you all without sharing this?

The Umamimart mug! Thank you Kayoko and Umamimart. It’s beautiful and snazzy. If you want one yourself, you can get it here.

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