Sarsm and I have agreed to update you weekly on how our challenge is going. So, how has my challenge gone in its first week?
I watched one film, Robin Hood, and enjoyed it. I started three others but they didn’t grab me in the first ten minutes, so I turned them off. Life is too short to do something you don’t have to do.
I have read one book: Moonraker’s Bride. It is an old favourite that I have never owned a copy of until this week, when I managed to get one from Readitswapit. I’ve never been so glad to have a sore arm because I was able to sit, read and drink tea all day yesterday. What am I always telling you? There’s always a silver lining.
Madeleine Brent was really Peter O’Donnell, the author of Modesty Blaise. From Wikipedia:
At the request of publisher Ernest Hecht, he began writing gothic romance and adventure novels under the pen name of Madeleine Brent. The novels are not a series, but feature a variety of strong female protagonists. They are written in first person, take place in the late Victorian era, and although every protagonist has connections to England, part of each book is set in various locations around the world—including China, Australia, Afghanistan, and Mexico. Identity—the need to discover who she really is—is often a major part of the protagonist’s struggle.
They are all fabulous stories and I have read them to death. I learned some years ago that he also wrote Garth for a long time: a comic strip in The Daily Mirror that I think now would be called a graphic novel. I loved that too but I lost my only Garth book years ago and they’re not in print any more.
I am halfway through another book, Bleak House. I’ve been halfway through that for six months, so it’s time I finished it. Not Boz’s finest hour, though it was the BBC’s, which is what persuaded me to read it in the first place.
Wrote two new poems: abysmal rate. Must try harder.
Walked the dogs for six and a quarter hours. I need to do seven hours a week so I’m already behind.
Told seven jokes which, frankly, got a more enthusiastic reception than I anticipated – thank you, dear readers. Also gave me the bonus of realising I’d found a way to count down 1001 days.
I’ve added ten new challenges to the list. I can’t remember what they are because I added them aesthetically instead of chronologically. There was definitely a balloon and some Maltesers in there, though.
Blogged seventeen times. That doesn’t include posts to my other blogs; just this one.
Hit the big 4-0-thousand hits. Time to part-teyyy.*
*I can’t carry that off, can I?