Sunday, 9 May 2010

Blossom blooming beautifully!

Not much to report this week. Oh yes, there was some voting going on. However at the time of writing, it is still unclear which merry band of pixies, elves, goblins and changelings will end up on the Top Toadstool.

Last night I finished 'A Spell of Winter' by the fabulous Helen Dunmore, whose every sentence is pure magic. I am looking forward to seeing her at the Birmingham Book Festival's 'Spring Thing' later this month.

And hasn't the blossom been wonderful?

15 comments:

Karen said...

I love Helen Dunmore and am thrilled she has a new novel out soon :o)

The blossom is wonderful, though most of it's fallen off our apple tree now!

Joanne Fox said...

Yes, I can't wait to read Helen Dunmore's latest. I was looking at the hardback edition in Waterstones yesterday actually. Think I'll have to hang on for the paperback to come out (or a library copy).

Thanks for visiting, Karen!

Old Kitty said...

Hi

Oh the blossoms have been brilliant this spring brightening this rather cold and dull time!!

Now for lovely apples and pears. Yum!

Thanks for the recommendation for Helen Dunmore's book - will go on my wishlist!!! I make one each month until pay day.

:-)

take care
x

Joanna said...

The blossom is particularly beautiful this year. I wish it stayed a little longer.

Suzanne Jones said...

The blossom is abosolutely gorgeous. Well worth waiting for.

Hope to hear all about the Birmingham Book Festival.

XX

Joanne Fox said...

Oh I'm sure you will Suzanne!

Bob said...

These book festivals are popping up all over the place.....a bit like toadstools.

It's good to meet you Joanne.

Joanne Fox said...

Hi Bob. Thanks for dropping in. Even the unlikeliest places have book festivals nowadays don't they. You could get all festivalled out if you weren't careful!

HelenMHunt said...

I've had some beautiful magnolia blossom this year - later than usual and very short-lived.

Joanne Fox said...

I noticed the magnolias went over very quickly around here too Helen.

hydra said...

I've never read anything by Helen Dunmore, but I will now!

Joanne Fox said...

Do! I've read 3 of her novels and some of her short stories, but I think her Orange Prize winning A Spell Of Winter is the best thing I've read of hers so far.

Laraine Eddington said...

Thank you for introducing me to Helen Dunmore. I can tell I'm going to like her just by reading her poem "Malarkey". To return the favor, I would like to introduce you to a writer from my neck of the woods. His name is Brady Udall and he has just published "The Lonely Polygamist". I think he's highly readable. I hope you don't mind if I add your blog to my list! Thanks Joanne

Joanne Fox said...

Laraine, thank you for the suggestion. I haven't read him, but I heard his name mentioned somewhere only last week. Will put him on my 'to read' list!

lupie said...

Thanks for dropping by with kind prayers. Lucky is much better now.

Lovely pix of the blossom..