Naming, buying and reading

The title of this blog may be misconstrued as a pithy philosophical statement about life, the universe and everything.

Naming things can be tricky and inspiration comes from many sources.

While pondering a name for this blog a reoccurring thought distracted my consciousness yet again: "I must buy and read Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess!". Free association did the rest, and the title would serve a duel purpose as a memento.

This week my copy of Earthly Powers arrived in the post.


Now i have to remind myself to read it, and an opportunity presents itself. I am on holiday from the 8th September for 2 weeks. This is a big tome, 650 pages of small print, requiring sustained concentration and time, both of which are a scarce commodity when an energetic toddler demands a 100% of both. So... we shall see...

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