Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stories and stuff

I've read two short stories and listened to another on audiobook over the past couple of days.

The first is the one I shared yesterday - The one called "The Seeing Stick" - so if you haven't already read it and want to know about it, check out that post.

The second story is called "The Widow's Broom" and is by Chris Van Allsburg. It's a story about a witch's broom that is abandoned by the witch in the farm of a widow after it loses power and crashes. The widow keeps it - assuming it's now just an ordinary broom - and it turns out to still have some magic in it. But the neighbours decide the broom is evil and want to destroy it, despite how helpful it is to the old widow. It's a cute little story.

The audiobook is called "Tom's Midnight Garden" and is by Philippa Pearce. The story is about a boy called Tom who goes to stay with his aunt and uncle and thinks he's going to have a very boring holiday, until - that is - the grandfather clock in the hallway strikes 13. It's a really good - though kinda strange - little story.


Haven't done much the past couple of days, hence having the time to get through three short books.

Yesterday (Monday) I was meant to have had a checkup with Mr S (the eye specialist who did my operations). But we got a letter saying the appointment had to be rescheduled and was now on Monday February 16th instead. Not sure why it had to be rescheduled, they never gave a reason in the letter.

It doesn't really bother me, but it means that other than working my way through my books all I've really done is gone on walks with Kero, spent a bit of time on the rowing machine, and done a few chores. Nothing exciting. So, I'll let this do for today.

Enjoy whatever's left of your day! :)



ChicagoLady said...

Going for walks with Kero and spending time on the rowing machine is important stuff!

Those two stories sound very interesting.

Kaylee said...


LadyStyx said...

Chicago's right....dog walks and the rowing machine are important things (not to mention time consuming as well)!!

The Wife O Riley said...

I feel like such a slacker!!

I have an award for you!

Tori_z said...

Chicago & Styxie:
Yeah, true. But there's not much to blog about with them, really.

Another one??? Thanks... Will come get it later. :)