Sunday, 21 September 2008

The 'Unfair Hangover' Link Up Spectacular!

It's Sunday morning, the sun is out and the birds are singing their little songs. It looks like it's going to be a great day and it would be but for the fact that I'm hungover. There's a team of little guys in my head who are swinging sledgehammers around, breaking furniture and generally being annoying. It's no fun to be in my head at the moment...

Before anyone says anything about it being self-inflicted (or anything like that) here's the thing, I haven't had a drink since my birthday on Tuesday. I'm on anti-biotics (after having been to the dentist's) and I can't drink anything until this coming Thursday. This is where the 'Unfair Hangover' thing comes in :o(

Here's some cool links in the meantime...

Larry reviews Erikson's Toll the Hounds and also has a list of words he hates seeing in commentaries and reviews. This makes for some gritty and controversial reading... ;o)

Fantasy Book Critic has won the 2008 Book Blogger Appreciation Week award for best Spec-Fic Blog, well done Robert!

Aidan is off on his travels and is having a great time so far...

Liz looks at Peter V. Brett's The Painted Man and adds her voice to those who also enjoyed the book.

The Book Smugglers have their own take on Book Blogger Appreciation Week which is pretty cool (even though I didn't make the final cut grumblegrumble...)

Gav swipes my idea (but that's cool because I swiped it from somewhere else and stuck it on top of my wardrobe) but makes it look a lot better! He also reviews Ken Macleod's The Night Sessions which I'm reading at the moment...

Speculative Horizons gives us the British Fantasy Award 2008 winners.

Finally, Tia has a Question about book borrowing that she's after an answer for...

What am I doing? Well, I'm just over halfway through 'The Night Sessions' and I've also finished Gregory Frost's 'Shadowbridge' so keep an eye out for reviews of these in the next couple of days. Right now though? I'm off to take some painkillers...

Have a great weekend!


ediFanoB said...

Hi Graeme,

I know what you are talking about. I have a lot of aretificial teeth.

In order to sweeten your day I searched two dentist quotes for you :-)

All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
Evelyn Waugh,
English novelist & satirist
(1903 - 1966)

Dentist, n.: A Prestidigitator who, putting metal in one's mouth, pulls coins out of one's pockets.
Ambrose Bierce,
The Devil's Dictionary
US author & satirist (1842 - 1914)

gav ( said...

Well I'll admit that your wardrobe post was a little prod to look into my own TBR :D I'd should a taken a picture it would have been much quicker!

I'm curious to see what you think of The Night Sessions and how you find it. I think it's one of those books can go down differently depending on exposure to and likes in sci-fi.

Hope you've recovered!

pacamanca said...

Ouch, sorry to hear you're not OK. I never get sick, and in the rare occasions in which it does happen I get so angry about it that it only makes things worse. My best solution is always sleeping it over. Hope you get well soon.

Graeme Flory said...

Cheers guys!

Would you believe that I felt fine this morning, just in time to come to work...