Saturday, 5 November 2011

Guys Can Read

Although the title of the program befuddles me somewhat (behold my bemused emoticon! :S) since I've never heard anyone claim guys can't (or don't) read, this podcast, available on iTunes, is something of a treat.

Perhaps it's the rock I live under, online and offline, but what I usually find by way of podcasts are disappointing at best. But this show is witty and gives real food for thought, talking about books intelligently but without snobbery. A bit like the discussions from my English degree tutorials... only interesting.

I think the best way to decide is to listen for yourselves. I just wanted to point you in the direction of something I thoroughly enjoy, particularly the after-shows, where the discussion becomes a lot freer.

It's something to get you siked in the mornings while you inhale your coffee before you go wherever you have to go.

[Completely irrelevant: I also like to wake up to 'News in Briefs' - the news read by two radio presenters in their briefs, where the updates on the news (and their boxers) are short but sweet.]

Friday, 4 November 2011


Right. Despite the minor setback of a major assignment due in, I'm all work, work, work! Things are racing along on all fronts!

Today's song:  Breaking News by Mads Langer
Today's fuel: packet of powdered soup + banana bread
Mission: 5,000 words  (to make up for yesterday and get a little ahead)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

NaNo: day 1

It's practically midnight of day one! Did I get anywhere, yes! Did I reach 1667? No. Oh well. It's a start. And I promise to work really really hard this time. I swear. *crosses fingers*