Sunday, April 17, 2005


My parents seem to think that there is something unnatural about getting up at 5pm. You can tell that they were never students.
I am currently reading the Da Vinci Code and, despite my initial doubts, it is an ok book. One thing that does irritate me though is the way in which it is written for an American audience. Maybe this is not done in purpose. Some of the descriptions are irritating because of this. Worse however, are a few of the characters. Stereotypical English people annoy me. Such things as liking earl grey with lemon, not milk or sugar. Being eccentric. Having a thing about castles. The fact that the English guy says soccer also means that the author deserves a good kicking. I suppose it must be the subject matter of the book that I like....

Bertrand Russell:

There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.


Blogger Jim said...

If you get a chance you might want to pick up "Love Is The Killer App", which has yet another spin on book-reading. Admittedly, it is slightly less-cynical, but nonetheless circuitiously self-serving....

7:08 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Be careful. If you're not already a DaVinci afficianado, this may turn you into one. My wife and I started getting really curious about him, and have since picked up some really interesting books. Sorry. I can't remember the author at the moment, but one title is "How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci" It's definitely worth a look. Being an American, and blind to the "American Factor" of the book, I can't really properly prepare you for that aspect. Again, sorry.

7:16 pm  

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