She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
- Louisa May Alcott
Well the Silence has been Sustained and Uninterrupted, so that takes care of the USS, but as for the R...well... It's been a busy week of slacking off and slacking around and the most focussed I've managed to be on reading is to concentrate on the answers to the previous day's cryptic crossword.
I had a go at starting The Kite Runner, a book I never wanted to read in the first place because, as I was telling someone, so many people tried to press it upon me. Read this, oh you must read this.
And then I decided to give it a burl and I'm about 1/4 of the way in and I have doubts, serious doubts. I will finish it (eventually) & report my feelings in their fullest and truest form. Like you care.
Fortunately, Initials in the Tree has lent me a book of limericks [The Lure of the Limerick, edited by WS Baring-Gould], which has helped wile away the time in a most entertaining fashion. Among the Basil Brush moments flying thick and fast, here are my favourite three, so far:
A wartime young lady of fashion,The book even has, according to the blurb, " a critical examination of the form and structure of the verse which traces the origins from ancient Greek times through Shakespeare to Edward Lear". But I haven't read that yet because, hey, come on, it's limericks?
Much noted for wit and for passion,
Is known to have said
As she jumped into bed,
'Here's one thing those bastards can't ration.'
A daring young lady of Guam
Observed, 'The Pacific's so calm
I'll swim out for a lark.'
She met a large shark . . .
Let us now sing the Nineteenth Psalm.
There was a young lady of Louth
Who returned from a trip to the South.
Her father said, 'Nelly,
There's more in your belly
Than ever went in by mouth.'
Not Given Lightly - Chris Knox
Beasley Street - John Cooper Clark
Meija - Porno for Pyros
What's Up? - Four Non Blondes
Imperfect List - Big Hard Excellent Fish