... I'm listening to Francis Donaldson's biography of P.G. Wodehouse, which is read by Frederick Davidson, who has also recorded many Wodehouse novel. He's mostly fine here, but goes a bit over-the-top on some of the characters voices. He affects a sort of ancient-Oxford-don voice for passages quoting Plum's letters for example. The book itself takes its subject in the manner I really prefer in writer's biographies, passing over the formative years of childhood quickly and diving into the literary career.
The book certainly makes me want to get hold of a collection of Wodehouse's letters as soon as I can.
... needing to move all my free read links over to this page, as well as some other stuff. And I keep tweaking the font size daily.
Currently reading Guitar Manby Will Hodgkinson, a memoir of a thirty-five-year-old journalist in London who decides to take up the guitar for the first time with the goal of being able to play in front of an audience within six months. Pretty soon he realizes that's not a well-thought out goal.
Some decent self-deprecating humor in the vein of current light memoirs like, say,Candy Freakor Word Freak. It weaves personal anecdotes with some history of the subject and encounters with whichever contemporary musicians the author can score an interview with. A enjoyable read, and jibes really well with my own attempts to play. Technorati Tags: books, memoirs, guitar
that is annoying about Blogger is that post-dated posts appear immediately when they are saved, and not hidden until the date and time they are scheduled to appear. Another awesome thing about Blogger is no annoying drop-down calendars to select dates from. Just type a date in the date field like a sentient with reasonable motor skills and move on.
Oh and one more awesome thing about Blogger? Free.
Because I finally switched from cable internet from DSL, I ditched my land line. Because I ditched my land line, my blackberry is my only phone. Because it is bound to warm up outside around here one of these days, I'll need to carry my blackberry (which is further fattened by a maxi-sized battery and a rubber exo-skeleton) somewhere besides my jacket, and because I don't want to have to carry a messenger bag all summer, and because I need pants, I bought a couple pair of cargo pants with giant leg pockets.
If it were practical I'd buy another six pair. Technorati Tags: pants, blackberry
Awesome. He also said: "The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him." He fathered Peter Benchley, who wrote Jaws. That book was made into a movie. I read the book and saw the movie. The book was better, though Benchley fils had a little too much fun making up "Kiss Me Deadly" -type titles for boorish secondary characters to read, considering the general condition of his own work. Steven Spielberg made the movie, and the movie made his career. Spielberg took out the sex, smoothed off the rottenness of some characters, added special effects, and just look at what the cinema has become. It was, if not the first, probably the first, "adult best-seller" I read, and the film was the first film to cement the peterpanish holywood blockbuster we still know today. The '70's. Before Jaws: The Godfather. After Jaws: Star Wars. Hollywood has never looked back.