Hello again, Evelyn Waugh.
I last read Mr. Waugh’s (yes, Evelyn is a guy) work when I tackled my 49th book from the list, A Handful of Dust, which is also currently ranked #19 in my rankings.
Now it’s time to dive into Brideshead Revisited, a novel which some critics say was his best effort.
A few facts about Brideshead Revisited and Evelyn Waugh: Read more
Have you ever been to a restaurant that gives you a palate cleanser?
It’s usually a sorbet, or maybe it’s a drink, like warm tea, to cleanse your palate and prepare it for the next course.
After Naked Lunch, I needed a clean, straight-forward novel. I needed a novel without violent, graphic sex, pedophilia, and heroine use. I needed a light, short story with decent, somewhat coherent characters.
For me, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was a perfect palate cleanser, and it came at the perfect time. Because of that, I might have enjoyed the novel a little more than I normally would have. Read more
Oh, Spotify, how I love you.
While I’m writing at work, I can pretty much pull up any song ever and listen to it—thanks to you, Spotify.
I can also do stupid and pointless stuff, like imagining what songs might be on Holden Caulfield’s Spotify playlist—were he actually a real person, alive today, as a teenager, with access to modern technology like computers and such.
So that’s what I’m doing today. I’m taking a stab at coming up with a Spotify playlist for perhaps the most annoying character in modern literature, Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye.
While he’s annoying and hardly bearable, that doesn’t mean his musical selections are: Read more
I’m just going to kind of let this one sit today.
For the less nerdy, Galadriel is one of the powerful elves from The Lord of the Rings.
When she meets Batman, hilarity ensues. Read more
In The Prime of Miss Brodie, the protagonist (Miss Brodie) is a school teacher with a different take on education.
She has a few select female students she’s bonded with, and she applies some of her teaching principles to them. As word of Miss Brodie’s unusual techniques begin to spread around the school, she explains her educational style to some of her students. Read more