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  1. Friday 13th June: Night 9 In Proust: Chapter 2 (continued): More walking in and around Combray. Our hero learns Mlle. Swann's name: Very perceptive image of the moon: And another wonderful weather image: In Big Brother: The first eviction! Oh, first out...suffice only to say, I had to look up the poor girl's name. I haven't exactly been concentrating on the programme this year, so I asked my better half just for balance, and she didn't know either, so the evictee clearly hadn't been that notable. It was Tamara. Kindle says: 5% complete
  2. Thursday 12th June: Night 8 In Proust: Chapter 2 (continued): Much more on M. Legrandin. M. Legrandin waxes lyrical on Balbec: We learn the source of this volume's name: Another lovely image: And finally - be still my beating heart - Mlle. Swann makes her entrance: In Big Brother: The Power of Positivity - the housemates have to "stay happy" no matter what is thrown at them; which must be pretty difficult within the confines of the BB house... Kindle says: 5% complete
  3. Wednesday 11th June: Night 7 In Proust: Chapter 2 (continued): More tales of Combray First highlight is the next paragraph after the last highlight from Tuesday night. I love this - this sentence for me sums up the style of writing so far: Just something about the rhythm and obviously the length and structure of the sentence. (I'm acutely aware that I'm reading in translation and so somewhat at the mercy of the translator!) M. Legrandin makes a reappearance, with some characteristically - ahem, I have to say it - flowery prose: M. Legrandin has very expressive eyes: In Big Brother: Gah, the awful electrical suits. Okay, so this may have been funny or interesting once: depending on answers to questions or some other decision making, one of the housemate's "friends" gets a small electrical shock. But the format, in BB at least, is way past its sell-by date (hmm... thinks about the entire BB format...) and seemed especially ridiculous this year, with one of the contestants not reacting at all to the "shock". Kindle says: 4% complete
  4. Random baseball trivia fact: more men have orbited the moon [24] than have thrown a perfect game in major league baseball [23]...
  5. Trout Fishing in AMERICA - Richard Brautigan (Heh, didn't expect to be able to use this title in this thread!)
  6. Haven't watched the new series yet, but can cheerfully say that Carl Sagan's Cosmos is one of my favourite TV things ever. I can still picture in my mind the story of the Japanese Samurai crabs and how unnatural selection mimicked the process of natural selection. "Evolution is a fact, not a theory." And like you say, some great music and an altogether inspiring show.
  7. The ADVENTURES of Tintin - Georges Remi
  8. Hello! You'll all have noticed how I'm a *smidge* behind - I watch (listen) and read every night while the programme is one, no cheating - but don't always get chance to write it up straightaway. Must do better, see me etc. </teacher voice>
  9. PEOPLE Are Strange - The Doors
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