Another Christmas has come and gone. S0mone said that we eat on average, three times as many calories on Christmas day as we would on any other given day.
Had to squeeze in an extra satsuma at midnight to get up to my quota. So many nuts and crisps and chocolate!
But what about feeding the brain? Easy to let that slide with all the pap that’s on TV. But please don’t forget to feed it well as your body because it needs sustenance. I’m sure there will be lots of people with new Kindles or Nooks or Kobos or S0nys now champing at the bit for a few words to read. And the choice is stupendous. There’s an awful lot of stuff out there to suit every taste. So go ahead and dip your toe into the water. My pool is nice and friendly and I promise there are no piranhas–well not many. Instead there’s mystery and intrigue and puzzles and….well see for yourself:
“Maybe, or numbers or coordinates to do with sunrise or…oh I don’t know,” Ruff shook his head in frustration.
Oz listened to his friends voicing the words that were milling about in his own head. Ruff was right. They needed some directions. He looked at the ancient Globe Atlas standing in the corner with its compass symbol. He went over to it and spun the globe, watching the countries roll by beneath his fingers. Watching the sailing ship moving around and the compass rotating into view with each revolution….
“That’s it,” Oz said so loudly that the other two jumped. “It’s a place.”
“Like a fish?” Ruff said.
Oz pretended he hadn’t heard that. “This library is perfectly aligned on compass points. That wall,” he pointed right, “is directly North from the centre of the room. And that one,” he pointed towards where they were standing, “Is where the sun comes up.”
“East,” breathed Ellie.
“Essence, Alum, Soap and Tin,” Ruff said running his fingers over the symbols engraved in the wall… (THE OBSIDIAN PEBBLE–Chapter 14)
Of course, there’s a lot more where that came from. All you have to do is move your magic mouse in the right direction and….
Have a great 2012