Why it is villains in stories hold such appeal given I know full well if I met such characters in life I’d keep well clear.
Why it is I never run of paper in my printer at the beginning or end of a story but always in the middle. It never matters how long the story is either.
Why it is someone thought it a good idea to introduce zombies to the world of Jane Austen. I’m all for the flexing of the old imaginative muscle but there is a limit and this book, to me, crossed it. Zombies, yes. Jane Austen, yes. The two together? No!
Where I put all my pens. There are times the lot goes missing. I don’t know about Terry Pratchett’s Eater of Socks. In this house, someone’s doing something mysterious to our biros!
Why I can always find purple or green ink biros but not the standard black and blue. The latter always vanish. And before you ask I like the occasional bit of purple and green ink to brighten up my diary a bit!
Why my toner cartridge always runs out in the middle of a story and as I’m trying to get something out in the post quickly. When I’m not in a hurry, my toner cartridge goes on for ages.
Why I never have enough time to read as much as I’d like!
Why shallow celebrity books make it on to the shelves in the first place yet alone sell. I can understand those books where the celebrity really has led an interesting life but not those produced by those who are merely famous for being famous. I appreciate this sounds like sour grapes but it is a slap across the cheeks for those who really do invent their own works and are trying to get them out there.
Why there is never a good time to buy a computer (though I’m glad I waited for Windows 7 - there was no way I was having Vista. I’ve seen what that’s done to my son’s PC and I’ve not heard a good word about it from anybody else).