Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The End of August

Summer is depressingly nearing an end and I very nearly went a whole month without a blog post! At least I have the excuse of having been ill rather than just lazy.

In summary, I spent a few weeks in hospital and I only got home last Wednesday. I'm still recovering and I'm not yet back at work so at the moment I'm taking it easy and keeping myself distracted.

As you can expect, with all this going on my writing has been non-existent, which I hate, even though I know I have valid reason. Even my concentration is rubbish at the moment and I miss reading.

But, outside my own personal world, everything else continues as normal. I've been scouring the news pages to try to catch up on the world and it's at times like this I'm hit with the realisation that very little changes. The news is regularly filled with a scandal of some kind and it just seems to be on some sort of cycle. It may sound disrespectful but I so often get bored with it, which is probably why I have a tendency to quickly divert to the culture section.

And in the culture news... film review of 'The Girl Who Played With Fire', which The Guardian has given three stars.

While in hospital I did manage to read 'The Girl Who Played With Fire', a fantastic follow up to 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. So the film may have only been awarded an average three star rating but I cannot wait to see it. There is something very therapeutic about reading and the book was the perfect distraction for a couple of days. Hopefully I'll have my nose back in a book again very soon.