When an Editor is Between Jobs…

Just look at these… Stacked up beside my bed, there they wait for me to have time between editing contracts to read for me. I’ve just completed editing D.L. LANE’s fourth novel in her Cedar Point series, so I’ve some time for reading… until the next contract comes in.

From left to right, upper row:
Greek Philosophy: Thales to Aristotle, ed. Reginald E Allen ; Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee; Plato | Georgias, a Penguin Classic. These were all bought online, second-hand, and arrived this week. As good as Christmas!

Left to right, lower row:
Handbook of Suggestions for Teachers, pub’ed in 1937, and the first education instructional book issued in New Zealand for teachers – McAennyl* needs this for the memoir of schooling in NZ over the years; The Taniwha’s Tears by NZ writer for YA David Tear, and second in his six-part series “Aotearoa”; The Amplified Bible – a daily reference for me.

Add these to the stack of books also waiting (incuding Hair’s other five in the series) and I need a bedside book shelf!

And then this morning, I get a message from Booksellers NZ advising me I’ve won a giveaway of a Load of their books! I have no clue of exactly how many to expect – maybe one of the set, maybe the whole set.

Bateman Books offered a selection of titles to suit every mood. There’s Addressed to Greta by Fiona Sussman; Nine Lives: Expeditions to Everest by Robert Mads Anderson; Shared Kitchen: Real Food from Scratch by Julie & Ilaria Biuso; Okay, Boomer: New Zealand in the Swinging Sixties by Ian Chapman; and The Wellington Street Races: The Definitive History of New Zealand’s Iconic Motorsport Event by Richard McGee.

Well, some don’t exactly grab my interests, but The Wellington Street Races: The Definitive History of New Zealand’s Iconic Motorsport Event may be a seasonal gift to hubby; and Shared Kitchen: Real Food from Scratch for a dear friend, Jacqui S.

The rest are Mine, I tell you! MINE!

* McAennyl is my writing name