Tuesday, March 22, 2011

it's not easy being green

"Unlike the dopey Oranges, who accepted their lot with self-effacing good humour, Greens never managed to rise above the feeling that no one took them seriously enough" (Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, 4).

I was quite taken with that line when I first came across it and I meant to share this quote when I typed up my post about Shades of Grey.

My favorite color is orange, but in many ways I may be a Green (see post regarding hubris).

A side note about the color grey. Whenever I set down the word, I always have the feeling that I've spelled it incorrectly. I decided to do a little research and I found out the root of this orthographic1 predicament. Apparently the difficulty stems from a difference in British and American usage. Both the grey and gray spellings are correct, but grey is standard for the UK and gray for the US.
  1. orthography: the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage (spelling, hyphenation, capitalization, word breaks, emphasis, and punctuation).

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

absence makes the heart grow fonder?

I haven’t been posting. Things have been busy and hectic and stressful and it’s looking like they’ll continue to be that way for at least another month.

I have been reading. Not as much as usual, but I have been reading. It’s mostly the lighter stuff that’s been appealing to me (romance and teen vampire novels) and I’ve more or less given up on any of the challenging books have in progress (Snow, Tinkers). I made it to the top of the waiting list for Clara and Mr. Tiffany (art historical novel about the Tiffany of stained-glass fame) so I’m working through that now and am really enjoying it.

I’ll post when I can over the next few weeks, in the meantime don’t let any silence be cause for concern.