The Summer of Our Content

Since my posts recently have been snobby and negative, I wanted to point out that I am enjoying

  • the cold, rainy June weather, which is infinitely preferable to heat
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (which I am a couple of years late to the party on, but that’s OK. If you are also late to the party, check here for reviews, and here for an interview by John Hodgman and the author, Susanna Clark).
  • Speaking of John Hodgman, I think I forgot to mention how much I loved The Areas of My Expertise.
  • Strange & Norrell has reminded me about how much I love The Kinks’ “Muswell Hillbillies”, and I’ve listened to it twice in as many days. I have it on vinyl, which also makes me happy.
  • Shorpy, which gives me at least one stunning and wonderful thing every day.