Sunday, 7 June 2009

Molly's Millions & the Drowned Rat

I received yet another book in the post yesterday (I know, I know, I have a serious book addiction). It was Molly's Millions, by the very lovely, Victoria Connelly and is her first book published in the UK, although she has had several already published in Germany, one of which was made into a film. Don't you love the cover?

I can't wait to start reading it, although I have to finish Jojo Moyes, The Peacock Emporium (very good) and Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (fantastic), both of which I'm half way through at the moment, before allowing myself to start anything else. Too many books, far too little free time to get through them all.

This morning, as I dressed for Race for Life, we had a horrendous downpour, but thankfully it soon passed and the sun came out. I joined the 'walkers', as opposed to the fit 'runners' and began my walk. I had just passed the 1km mark, when the first runner ran past me going the other way! It was a beautiful morning, and as I gazed across St Aubin's bay, I noticed a dark, grey cloud slowly floating towards us. I had just reached about two thirds of the way when the heavens opened, the slight breeze turned into a gale (exaggeration there) and I got well and truly soaked (no exaggeration at all).

R phoned me to see how far along I was, and offered to collect me, which I thought was very kind. Mind you, I don't think he needed to laugh quite so hard when he saw me, sporting the drowned rat look, as he pulled over to let me in.

25 comments:

Denise said...

Hurrah, you did it! Getting wet is grim but I always love how good you feel when getting warm and dry afterwards. At least no thunder and lightening...

Fia said...

Well done Debs.

Hope you had a hot bath and toddy afterwards.

HelenMHunt said...

Well done. Commiserations on the drowned rat moment.

claire p said...

Sorry you got wet, but well done anyway.

Glad I'm not the only one who buys more books than she can read!

Tam said...

Well done on finishing, in spite of the weather. Rain water is so good for the complexion. . .

Michelle (Mickmouse) said...

Well done Debs, you deserve long bubble bath with glass of wine and chocolates!!
Michelle
xx

Lane said...

Shame about the weather but well done!

Loved Birdsong. Hope you do too. x

Liane Spicer said...

Yes, well done!

Birdsong has been on my list for awhile. Maybe it's time to order...

JJ Beattie said...

Well done Debs. I hope your pride has recovered now from being laughed at!

Birdsong is on my TBR pile.

Queenie said...

I have a book addiction too, so you have my sympathy. And for the drowned-rat-ness - but congratulations on the Race for Life, well done!

Carol and Chris said...

Congratulations on finishing the race (even if you did look like a drowned rat at the end!!) you should be very proud of yourself!!

Hope the muscles are not too sore today

C x

Flowerpot said...

well done you Debs! Hope you enjoyed your hot bath afterwards...

Karen said...

Do you know, I recently picked up a copy of Molly's Millions and realised it had exactly the same plot I was going to use in my next novel!! Most disgruntled I was, though I haven't read it yet ...

Shame about the horrid weather, but well done for taking part in the Race for Life :o)

Kaye Manro said...

Congrats on finishing, Debs! That is a feat even if a wet one.

Melissa Marsh said...

I do hope you went home, cuddled in a blanket, and had a nice cup of tea in front of the fire!

Anna said...

well done on that race! now sit and enjoy that book... :)))

Debs said...

Dear All - thanks very much for your comments. I did go straight home to a hot bath, then some chocolate (of course), then later a glass (or two) of rose.

Yvonne said...

Congratulations Debs on your achievement! The rain sounds awful though, luckily your knight in shining armour was there to take you home!

TOM FOOLERY said...

Hot bath sounds great. Well done :) TFx

Debs said...

yvonne - thanks, I was very grateful to R for collecting me, the traffic was horrendous.

tf - It was, thanks.

Faye said...

Is this your second year for Race for Life Debs? I'm remembering a pink t-shirt crisis in your past? :-) Good for you and I would appreciate the rain instead of heat to walk in.

I so love Birdsong, don't you? Actually, just been looking for my copy to re-read and checking to see if it's been made into a movie, which I don't think so. And, I'll admit to being reminded of it by the lovely Richard Armitage when he tells Geraldine that he "deeply admires" it in the "Handsome Stranger" episode of Vicar of Dibley. Have you seen this? Are you enjoying Robin Hood and Spooks? Can hardly wait until we can get the new season episodes here in U.S.

DJ Kirkby said...

That cover is just gorgeous! Congrats on doing the Race for life. The opening ceremony is always very moving. I've never been rained on yet, will be happy to keep avoiding that experience!

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Well done for doing it Debs. Its too easy to sit on our asses and do nothing sometimes.

KatW said...

Well done braving the weather. I had a few friends doing RFL in Cornwall.

I've just been reading about Molly's Millions & it sounds very enjoyable. It fell into my amazon shopping basket whilst I was browsing - overstocked shelves, not my fault - honest!

Let us know what you think when you read it. I've got such a big TBR pile at the moment that I can't press the 'place your order' button just yet.

Kat :-)

Debs said...

faye - actually it's the fifth time I've done it, and it's always good fun.

I loved Bird Song (just finished it) but dont think it has been made into a movie. Yes, I did see RA in The Handsome Stranger (many times, sigh, so lovely). Robin Hood finishes this Saturday, looking forward to seeing it, but dont want it to end, and I'm not sure when Spooks is back on.

dj - it is very moving, especially seeing all the messages on everyone's backs.

fionnuala - thanks, it feels good to take part.

kat - I know what you mean, it just fell into my basket like that too! I shall read it soon and let you know how it is, though knowing Victoria, I'm sure it will be fab.