Spoilers

May. 25th, 2015 10:07 pm[personal profile] kafj
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I know: what Rosebud was; the chief ingredient of Soylent Green;
Luke's father's, Roger Ackroyd's murderer's identity -
I've read the book, but two of those I've not so much as seen.
Thank God there's still surprise in this reality.
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Why have I been so worried about other people's perceptions of me lately?

I know perfectly well why. It's about not being thought to be that awful person. And yet I know that I am, or have been, that awful person, to myself if to no one else.

That'll give me something to work on over the bank holiday weekend, anyway.

Wednesday What Are You Reading

May. 20th, 2015 06:43 pm[personal profile] kafj
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[no commentary because no brain at present - hope to have something better next week]


Currently Reading

Fathomless Riches, Richard Coles.


Recently Finished

The Maker's Mask, Ankaret Wells


Up Next

Marina, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (which I have yet to acquire)

The Hawkwood War, Ankaret Wells (which I have also yet to acquire)

And perhaps Julian of Norwich.

Ascension Day, 2015

May. 15th, 2015 06:52 pm[personal profile] kafj
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Dog-eared in my handbag, polling card
and service sheet lie face to face.
God is gone up. And what a mess
He's left behind Him. Did He take
all of the world's compassion, all its love
to shine with ineffectual gleam up there
and leave these few, these twelve-take-one, alone
tiny before this tide of hate and fear
surging around them? Come love, come Lord.
Show us your kingdom come
on earth, as you are
in heaven. Come, Holy Spirit. Come.

Wednesday What Are You Reading

May. 13th, 2015 09:16 pm[personal profile] kafj
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Currently Reading

Lots of poetry - dipping in and out of Answering Back (ed. Carol Ann Duffy) and U. A. Fanthorpe.


Recently Finished

Daniel Deronda (George Eliot) was a bit of a slog, and I wanted to slap most of the characters. I liked Middlemarch quite a lot better.

She Done Him Wrong (Mae West) was rather fun, in a proto-Guys and Dolls kind of way.

The Friendly Young Ladies (Mary Renault) - very subtle and allusive; absolutely gorgeous prose. I think I would have preferred the truncated ending to the afterword, which I felt faintly dirty after reading.


Up Next

More poetry, probably. Maybe Fathomless Riches (Richard Coles), which I bought at the same time as the Renault. Perhaps the respective authors' politics cancel each other out...


Other Media

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 2. Could there be more snogging?

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