It is subscription renewal time. I will have to pay.Â Is it worth it?Â If I do decide to renew, I can give two free subscriptions to friends. Who is worthy?
In other book news. Next volume of the Shadowmancer man’s books was better but still not great. Reread “Pride and Prejudice” which is as brilliant as ever. Also finished rereading “A Short History of the World” by H.G. Wells and for a brief period knew who the Persians, Medes and Elamites actually were and what their role in historyÂ was.Â Bitterly regretted that University Challenge was over for the Summer and I had no chance to triumph. This is a great book- a readable summary of everything. Also, given that the author died in 1936, quite hilariously politically incorrect.
Am now reading “Notes on a Scandal” by Zoe Heller which is excellent, very funny and poignant and not for the reasons you might think. Still on chapter one of “The Bridge over the River Drina”.