I have been scouring the net for really great fiction set in boarding schools and universities. I blame this on Stephen Fry, Roald Dahl, and PG Wodehouse. I read the harrowing “Such, Such were the Joys” and knew it wasn’t going to be all sunshine and rainbows. And it wasn’t, Orwell spent most of his time there feeling unwelcomed in a dreadful, repressive atmosphere.
GUYS, I HAVE FINALLY OPENED A GOODREADS ACCOUNT!! look for 3woodlandcreatures
I am going through the tedious but utterly self indulgent process of rating books. Oh sigh, i’ve got to remember to renew my library card!!
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feeling slightly renewed. i rewatched season 2 of the UK Office before i went to bed, which wasn’t the most uplifting thing to do. it still rattles me how good of an actor Gervais used to be – back when he didn’t depend on disabled “fellas” for jokes. anyway, the pilot for his new show “Derek” is reminiscent of his old style, endearing, true, and relatable – so hopefully that turns out to be compelling.
I have a crap load of stuff to handle at work right now, due to the fact that no one bothered looking after the receivables whilst I was away.
still, i must and shall dedicate at least 3 hours of my day to rereading Descartes, Hume and Plato tonight. I MUST I MUST I MUST!
My Dad formatted his PC, which I’d just redone for him a couple of days ago. He accidentally deleted his internet and sould drivers – so yup, that’s on my to-do list tonight as well.
On a brighter note, I got my friend COMPLETELY OBSESSED with Sherlock (the BBC adaptation) and now she’s surviving by actually reading the original ACD stories!! I’m so proud!
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