My politics tend to lean libertarian/anarcho-capitalist but when I watch Downton Abbey I want to get my Bernie Sanders on real bad and hang the Crowley family.
The same goes for the characters in Sense and Sensibility.
That doesn’t bode well for my 2016 reading goal of working my way through all of Miss Austen’s six novels, does it? But it was my reaction about 50% of the way through when I realized that although a soldier is a character, the Napoleonic Wars are not menti
Since last summer I’ve been posting pieces on Bow Tie Aficionado but not posting them here. So here they all are so far.
Bow Ties at a Funeral
It’s Bow Tie…Not a Bow Untied
Bow Tie Review: Tie Room Marvin and Pilou
Bow Ties are NOT Cool
Pensee Bow Ties Review
Bow Tie Review: Bow Tie Club Excelsior
Disappointment When I Don’t Wear a Bow Tie
How to Get Your Fella to Wear a Bow Tie
Weight Loss and Bow Tie Courage
When I was young, my grandfather told me he had read the Bible cover to cover when he was young. I was impressed by that and had a desire to do it myself.
But never did. I mean. It’s the Bible. Who wants to read that for pleasure?
Finally, in 2015, I did. And not for pleasure. Just to do it.
First off, my perspective of the Bible stories was so off. Things that loom large in my mind – Jonah and the Whale – for instance, is just a few hundred words
My reading goal in 2015 was to really get to know Tolkien. I wanted to read the Hobbit, LOTRs, and the Silmarillion.
I almost did it.
When I read the last page of the Return of the King in early December and started looking at the Silmarillion, I just couldn’t. I debated but I’d had enough of Tolkien. It isn’t naturally my cup of tea and reading what one reviewed wrote of the Silmarillion – a cross between the Bible and the phone book – just put me off.
As noted in my
One of my reading projects for 2015 was to read the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion.
As I wrote about The Hobbit back in January, I’m not a fantasy guy. Wizards, magic, dragons, elves and the like make me go running. But I read the books incompletely as a teenager and knew so so a more thorough reading was always out there as a challenge.
After reading The Fellowship, I still don’t get fantasy but not long after starting it, I did know enough to know I wasn’t ed