Saturday, September 02, 2006

Harvest Time

Oddly enough, chilly autumnal months such as September and October seem to be extremely bountiful, not only with the various fruits of the harvest but also with fresh new bundles of joy. Makes you wonder exactly what's going on in the darkened backseats of parked cars in the early months of the year - obviously more than the wet grass gets a lift during February.

Autumn bounty!
The hot stallions going into hibernation?

Still.... so much for the faint hope that the enceinte ladies have all given up their precious burdens on Merdeka Day. Seems like more than a handful have lost possession of their timely calendars and have missed that auspicious date - with similarly stubborn babies who are desperately clinging on to the warmth and safety of the womb. Or perhaps even some technical-minded baby zealots who insist that Malaysia was actually born on a later date in September ( rather than the much celebrated date in August ).

Whatever myriad reasons they are holding on to, there seems to be a seeming avalanche of deliveries today - and what that means is I'm half exhausted by dinner time. Pretty sure Paediatrics is full to the brim with gurgling babies.

Although that also means that I have had the time to finish three-quarters of the Morrigan's Cross, the latest paperback from the shockingly prolific Nora Roberts. Yeah, I'm a terribly scary speed-reader ( unless you're talking about boring, serious-minded tomes of medicine ) and I devour cheap paperbacks like so much candy. Just get so involved sometimes that it's nigh impossible to put down the book!

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Just an added note here but I'm so glad that Kinokuniya has put me on their mailing list! How cool to find out that one of my favourite books, the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has a sequel! Always thought that the book deserved a better ending.

12 comments:

hrugaar said...

Harvesting babies ... vampiric images come to mind la. ;oP

Not sure why I ever lef the warm comfort of the womb ... think I was a few days late though, heh.

Sue said...

I was a twin. I finally had the place all to myself, then mom pushed me out. Argh!

g_c said...

ahhhh nora roberts...the queen of hot summer nights and guys with pumped pectorals and names like raoul!!
isn't it interesting how she always seems to write those book series,where you end up having to buy all three to know what happens!!damn money maker!

nyonyapenang said...

oh, you in O & G. do you know many women have the hots for their gynae?
**ooooo...look at those hands** LOL
btw, the latest BUDGET is good for book lovers.

ikanbilis said...

i have severe bad habits. i have books, purchased them in bundle, spent all my pocket money on them. when i come home i started to read them and i stop in the middle. and i have many more books to go. well the big problem is i don't like to end a story! it's lame but now i have finally trying to finish a novel.. i'm a bad reader, really.

k said...

oh dear...a sequel with the potential to ruin wht would've been a great book...just wot i feared...

darn ed said...

curious dog is one hell of a read ! one of me fav too ...

Xavier said...

ah!!! the curious dog!!!! LOVED IT!!!

darn interesting!

kev said...

always love a good book. Will definitely check that out.

muddynights said...

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BGLT? shouldn't it be GLTB?

Prince of Darkness said...

Wow Savante, you like the book, A curious incident of a dog as well? Haha probably we can hang out together sometime to chat...haha finally there is some other people tat like poetry as well :P

Roxanne said...

OMG. I have four... no, FIVE birthdays coming up in September alone. The stress!! no, SIX! Six birthdays. Oy vey! October is quieter, with only 3.

*sigh*

Read Morrigan's Cross. Meh. There was a lot of.... nancying around, thinking about wub. And yes, I know it's a romance. :p but jeez, how many times did he have to stare soulfully at her, thinking about how amazing she is?...