The first is an article that appeared in The Washington Post earlier this week – ‘Tolkien Professor’ Corey Olsen Brings Middle-Earth to iTunes Via Podcast. His website, The Tolkien Professor, is even more interesting and I’ve already found a few books on Tolkien criticism that will be added to my list. I haven’t downloaded any of the lectures from iTunes, only because I’m hopeless when it comes to that and somehow always mess something up that confuzzles my husband, so I’m holding off but it will happen at some point.
This I found on BBC News – Divided Attention Disorder? Log off and read a book. I laughed while reading it (it’s written by a comedian so it was intended) because this is something I do. Feel overwhelmed? Read. The part about googling the plot though is something I’ve done, but I won’t hang my head in shame. I like to know the end.
I had a good week of reading too. I finished Spook by Mary Roach, Autumn: The City by David Moody, and started A Conspiracy of Kings by Meghan Whalen Turner. I even managed to sneak in the writing of a few reviews this week too so I’m feeling very accomplished on the book front.
I’m planning to make a four course meal tonight for Valentine’s Day. We’re celebrating a day early thanks to crazy Monday schedules so I’m off to start cooking. Happy Sunday.