Friday, 18 March 2011

Follow Friday and Blog Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to Drying Ink! Here, I review fantasy, science fiction and occasionally anything else that I take a fancy to.

The questions this week were:

How did you come up with your blog name?
Well, I must admit to taking inspiration from one of my favourite blogs: Aidan Moher's excellent A Dribble Of Ink, which you can find on my sidebar (...let's hope he didn't mind too much). Drying Ink, I suppose, also reflects that fact that I like to write as well as read. In fact, since I'm a little clumsy on occasion, my hands are frequently covered in that same ink. :P

Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going on at once?
Normally I only have one on the go, so I can keep track of exactly where I am, who I'm with and the emotional tone - I mean, how could I be reading a comic and an epic fantasy at the same time. However, when I'm taking books to different places, I just can't resist... I end up with about five instead! What about all of you? Any incongruous combinations?

Please stop by and say hello below!


  1. Great blog here, with interests very similar to my own. I'm definitely going to follow your blog. Do you get books in England that we don't see in the U.S., do you think? I notice a few unfamiliar authors in your posts.
    The Steel Bookshelf

  2. I don't mind at all! Just make sure to do the name proud.



  3. Not everyone can multi-task and nobody should. When it comes to book sure, I can't read four books simultaneously (or even two, for that matter!) but there are times I'll juggle as many as four books at a time depending on the subject matter, the urgency or more often both.

    The real trick to this is what KINDS of books to juggle. Hop on over to my blog and learn the method behind my madness - http://www.howardshermannet
    Howard Sherman

  4. @Jon:
    Thank you! Well, I think some of the time we do, and vise-versa: I know that I hadn't heard of Brandon Sanderson for years, until his books were imported. Steven Brust as well. But yes, there's a few authors who we get in the UK who I don't think are published in America yet. Part of it is also that I review some older books, though. I'm following back as well - great blog.

    @Aidan Moher:

    Haha, thank you. ;)