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finally finished it!

I have finished Paradise Lost. I was determined to finish it by the end of the year, and I have! Yay! Took a good three hours to read the last 70 or so pages, but I have managed it. My brain feels a bit befuddled now.

Now to do a 'books read for the year' post, and then to enjoy some New Year revelry - Military Tattoo, Stephen Fry Live at the Opera House, The Year That was 2011. I do love the idiot box: sometimes one's brain needs rotting goodness.

From the old year, Farewell!

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bemkah
Dec. 31st, 2011 08:28 am (UTC)
DID YOU JUST CALL STEPHEN FRY 'ROTTING GOODNESS'? My god woman, the sacrilege you just committed is beyond words.
cousin_of_black
Jan. 1st, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
*holds out a twig of olive leaves as a token of peace*

I did watch Stephen Fry last night, and he is so wonderfully great! And so funny! I loved all the Wilde and Shakespeare and the having to write!

He is not 'rotting goodness', he is 'elucidating goodness'.

But Channel Seven's The Year That Was 2011 was atrocious, it was half sport, they didn't mention anything really intesting, not even how the last HP topped the Box Office records! And Nine's coverage of the fireworks was mind-numbing - though the works themselves were pretty. The ones in Melbourne made the Arts Centre catch fire - not what they were aiming for!

And then, quite inexplicably, my parents were happily watching that drivel on the Rolling Stones - they never cared for them before. Wonders will never cease!

I went and repaired my brain with some of Hamlet with David Tennant in it. Talk about sensational!
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