Tag Archives: Scoop

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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Book Meme: Pick One

Hard to pick one answer for each. Got this from Ted. One book you’re currently reading: I am only reading one. I cannot read fiction right now. I can barely read, if you want to know the truth, but I … Continue reading

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The New Brideshead And the Whole Waugh Thing in General

Really interesting article about the so-far-unsuccessful attempts to bring Evelyn Waugh’s various books to the screen (big and small). I remember the Brideshead miniseries – anyone who was alive at that time HAD to be aware of it – it … Continue reading

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The Books: “Scoop” (Evelyn Waugh)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh I read this book because of Christopher Hitchens’ review of it, I think in The Atlantic. Hitchens’ review made me laugh out loud, so I immediately went out and bought a … Continue reading

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2007 Books Read

(in the order in which I finished them, understanding that very often I read many books at the same time). I count re-read books, by the way. I’ll include links to any posts or book excerpts I might have done … Continue reading

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Tooooo Many Books

Got this meme from my dear friend Ted – who just started blogging – go, Ted. (Here’s a Diary Friday, by the way, which describes the night Ted and I became friends. We had known each other for a couple … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— There’s something wonderfully incongrous about the melty spring weather and the sight of ice skaters at Rockefeller Center. — I was reading Scoop (by Evelyn Waugh) on the train today and started GUFFAWING at the whole scene where there’s … Continue reading

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The Classics Challenge

I shall participate in the 2007 Classics Challenge. Read 5 classics in the month of January and February. I’ve been meaning to get on this anyway, so this’ll be fun. It’s great to look at the books everybody is choosing, … Continue reading

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