No, I didn’t leave an ‘l’ out of the title.
I hate to say it, but I think that maybe, just maybe, I might be reading too much at the moment – too many books, too many blogs, just too much in general.
The reason I say this is because my impressionable mind has again been suckered by a good world-building.
Besides obviously enjoying the story, I always know a world has totally engaged me as a reader when innocently going about my business I suddenly come under a sneak attack from a word from that world. (There’s a song in there somewhere.)
Having grown up in a country mining town, I admit that I need/have a permanent filter between my thoughts and my mouth in an attempt to avoid embarrassing situations.
It’s probably not hard to believe then that it’s always the naughty words from new worlds which hide in my subconscious just waiting for the right moment to jump (speak? be spoken? whatever) out.
For eg, earlier in the week I had to do the always exciting shop for groceries during which I did the inevitable taking something off the shelf and thereby starting the domino effect. Did I say my usual ‘fuck me’? Did I say the semi-acceptable ‘shite’? No, instead I yelled ‘DUST’. Dust??
It’s all JL’s fault! And, yes, I’m using this image again because it’s a good excuse to have another look at those gorgeous lips.
So my mind managed to embarrass us (me + my psyche) anyway because you can imagine the ‘what the hell did she say’ and ‘stay away from her, honey, I think she’s sick‘ looks I got from other shoppers.
I won’t even go into the family discussion we had last year over my whole ‘frack’ stage.
Slightly mortifying for a 34 year old to be sat down and given the ‘talk’ about watching your language because everyone knows what that word really means.