I don’t read as much as I used to, or perhaps should, though it is something I intend to rectify. These were interesting questions from Rory today. You can check out his blog here
1] How real do you need your reality reading or fiction reading to be?
Romantic fiction was always escapism for me, but I seemed to prefer stories where it was poor guy/girl made good and make oodles of money so as far from any reality I could imagine as possible. Saying that, I have read fast-paced thrillers that have had me running with the hero to escape danger, for example David Baldacci’s Last Man Standing and Matthew Reilly’s Scarecrow!
2] Have you knowingly noticed over the last 9 months and since the arrival of Covid – 19 your writing style has altered?
I have received comments to say it has because my activities and socialising have changed dramatically. There is no darts league any more and SW meetings have been suspended and replaced by zoom participation, so I no longer write about them.
Also as Maggie is no longer with us, there will always be mentions of her in my blog but obviously they will be happy memories rather than current events.
3] Have you noticed any changes in the way that you personally blog – for instance your overall outlook and positivity reflects upon you differently now?
I find myself growing angry at the stupidity of the selfish morons who show no respect or consideration for other people as they party, travel and socialise in large groups. Such actions are putting more people at risk, and as such are forcing many to become afraid to venture outside the safety of their own boundaries.
I started a Today is……….. daily post sort of in response to a What Day Is It Anyway series which I believe has now folded. It’s become a regular thing for me, even though it’s nothing more than stating the day and what we might be getting up to. It’s a bit like a Dear Diary, but seems quite popular. We don’t do very much, and what we do is pretty basic and mundane, but it’s some form of normalcy I suppose as the previous ‘Normal’ has long since been kicked into orbit.