here I am again~~~~ at sea~~~~ having finished yet another book, reading it that is, and this time it’s serious, I don’t seem to have the next one lined up as I usually do, at least one, so am decidedly adrift like a raft of fire ants at the whims of an oceans currents… it could be a good thing but I need my anchor of a book on the go, a world into which I can retreat at any given moment and am likely to end the day immersed within and perhaps even begin a day the same ensconced in a bubble of page-turning plots and twists…… don’t get me wrong, I have ideas, I always have a head full of must-reads, often not the obvious ones as some of those I’ve already read and others, well, I only read what I want to read, will enjoy, and not what others think I should or are generally thought of a essential to one’s literary credibility…… so after breakfast my first task of the day is to scour the bookshelves, at home and if no joy, if nothing floats my fire ant raft then the bookshop, luckily there are still some around despite certain agenda-mongers making us think that physical print is “so last century” and “who goes to bookshops anymore when I can get everything (everything?) I need from an exploitative, monopolising, overbearing, cynical online shop named after some big river or other somewhere in a forest somewhere”… cautionary note, even rivers come to an end eventually, probably in the very same sea I’m anxiously drifting like a raft of fire ants and as swimming upstream would be ludicrously wasteful then I’ll be going to the bookshop, though I worry a raft of fire ants suddenly turning up in a bookshop may cause more of a stir than would be intended…… I think my metaphors are beginning to become a tad metaphysical, where was I?…… see, without a book, a huge mug of coffee and a big squishy armchair I’m…. at sea…… I’m hoping for inspiration as to my next adventure though at the same time quite stubborn with a tendency to ignore any recommendations over discovering my own new worlds…. I imagine fire ants are quite stubborn too…… regardless, it will be a book-proper, hardback or paperback, not fussy, as I read with my hands as well as my eyes…. … … … I wonder, what do fire ants read………….
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