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February 2014

Yes. The return of a storytelling indeed.

Yes. The return of a storytelling indeed.

So delighted to read this in the New York Times today. Audio books rock, and are not just for old people. But be sure to pick the 'voice' very, very carefully. Listen to the entire sample. You're going to be 'living' with that voice for hours on end, so you'd better not find it in the least bit grating. Personally, I'm working through the slightly more dense members of the Guardian's 1,000 "Must Read" books as audio books. Last weekend's hikes allowed me to finish A Passage to India, narrated by Sam Dastor. Joyfully done. Bring it on, Audible.com!

Yes. The return of a storytelling indeed. So delighted to read this in the New York Times today. Audio books rock, and are not just for old people. But be sure to pick the ‘voice’ very, very carefully. Listen to… Continue Reading →

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Basically, I agree with every single one of these.

I’m starting to get TV on my own terms

Back in 2009, I wrote about how I wanted ‘movies on my own terms.’ I came across that blog recently.  I was pleased that things have got better, but I realize that we still have a way to go. An… Continue Reading →

G.K. Chesterton “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”

Today in The Guardian I read this excellent synopsis of a lecture recently given by the author Neil Gaiman “Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming.” Everyone should read it. I am the proud owner of not one,… Continue Reading →

Who won the #hashtag Super Bowl this year?

I’m not much of a football fan. Not anything of a football fan for that matter. But I do like brand watching. So it was “shut up, I have to listen to the ads” this year, with a furious post-game… Continue Reading →

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