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:::kicks LJ:::

Is this bloody thing on?

Tell me about your life. Tell me about songs you've heard that you like. Recommend a book.

Rescue me from a dismal Tuesday, lovely people.


Jun. 10th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC)
I'm listening to that Bruce Cockburn cd I bought when you were here. Just read a longish Highlander/XF crossover I found on Polyrecs, and Shrift and Nestra both posted excellent fic today.

Reading: just finished Bel Canto, which was lovely, but wimped out a bit at the end. Insufficient angst. *eg* Currently reading Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island courtesy of a coworker, and finding it very entertaining. Next up is probably Theodor Dreiser's An American Tragedy, gargh.

I'll have to buy some Janet Evanovich for the plane, I think.
Jun. 10th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
Notes from a Small Island is a fine book, but goes a little too easy on our faults.

Bill Bryson used to do the same job as me, but for The Times.

Why do you torture yourself with the large planky books?
Jun. 11th, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)
Just getting back after a lovely night out with Max & Deneba (both of whom say "hi") --

The large planky books (LPB?) are a function of the "Classics" book club I'm in. The one for which I have read all of Flannery O'Connor's "Wise Blood" and half of "Crime and Punishment" and none at all of "Zeno's Conscience". I'm a bad book club member, really -- I'm just in it for the movie discussion at the end and the excellent cheeses.

Bill Bryson is a very very funny man, and I highly recommend A Walk in the Woods if you can get it there.