Thursday, 19 February 2009

Now I've done my regular morning trawl of News stories, incoming e-mails and alert notifications and made my first of two daily visits to my regular favourite porn sites to see if there are any new worthwhile postings (there nearly always are) got the day free ahead of me. Looking forward to starting another book - 'Starting Over' by Robin Pilcher - having yesterday finished re-reading Philip Pullman's 'The Subtle Knife' (the second in the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy), but the latter are still books from which I find it difficult to stop my mind wandering - and must confess to some relief at having finished.
Yesterday, 'Ben Button' was okay, I suppose, but not without stretches of tedium - and far too long for me anyway. Anything over, say, 1 hour 50 and I'm looking at my watch constantly. But the already near 3 hours length made practically unbearable by a totally unnecessary 20 minute interval plonked in the middle! Glad to have got out finally. The only reason I stayed was to satisfy myself how the demise of the character was portrayed, which turned out to be unexceptional, at least in filmic terms.
Now going to listen to the first of a two-hour radio adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 'Scoop' on the BBC's 'Listen Again' facility - a feature that's enriched my life since having it at my fingertips a few years ago.

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