Sunday, July 29, 2007

Busy!!

Great to see readers here, and welcome! In particular, thanks for liking the books so much. One reason I wrote them was because I remembered how much some books mattered to me when I was young (actually, books still matter enormously to me: but there's something about the books you read when you're younger, they stay with you) and I hoped that the Pellinor books might be like that for others. So you don't know how wonderful it is to hear from readers who love the books.

Quite a few of you have been asking some interesting questions about how the books were written (ah, that past tense is so wonderful!) and I'm revolving a post in my head which I'll put up sometime next week. At the moment I'm flat out with theatre - four shows in three days! I put on my favourite dress to see the Royal Shakespeare Company do King Lear last night (disappointing) and am off to see whether they make a better fist of Chekhov's The Seagull tonight. I hope so. And I'm also reviewing Ursula Le Guin's wonderful book Voices for ABC Radio... Once I've done my reviews - I review some shows twice, once for the newspaper and once for the theatre blog - I'll have a bit of a rest and talk about me.

3 comments:

eowyn336 said...

Alison,
It is very interesting you are involved with the theatre (a critic counts). I was wondering what you disliked about King Lear. I know that Ian McKellan who played Gandalf is doing it somewhere, but I am not sure where. Your job reviewing Ursula Le Guin's book sounds quite fun. I hope you enjoy yourself!!!

Alison Croggon said...

One of my faults, Eowyn, is that I like talking too much! I'll talk about anything. The production I saw was in fact the one with Sir Ian in it. I love the play - it's one of my favourites - but didn't quite enjoy the production - though I loved The Seagull, which he's also doing. The long version ought to be up on my blog tomorrow. I hope. It will certainly be in the Australian.

eowyn336 said...

Alison,
Thanks so much for starting this blog. It is amazing how much you care for your readers enough to respond. That is really cool!