August 16, 2003
A Suitable Bookmark

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been updating this journal as fequently. This is because instead of daydreaming on the bus - I’ve been reading. Yes - it’s a book that Ms.Route79 got me for my birthday recently. It’s called A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. (Maybe she is trying to tell me something?) This is a highly acclaimed book - according to some of my more cultured friends in the office.

The point is - this book is over 1300 pages long - so is going to keep me occupied for quite some time. As you can probably make out from the pictures above I am currently at page 144. Notice the bookmarker that I am using. It is a calling-card from a local minicab/taxi firm that seems to drop through my front door almost every week or so. I have lots of them now - they make very suitable bookmarkers for this book - as there are several places in the book that I have to keep referring to in order to stay on top of the characters!

I have discovered another blogger who is also reading this book - starting pretty much the same time as I did a few days ago. She is an English lady living in Belgium. Her name is Zoe and she is a really prolific updater of her journal at: My Boyfriend is a Tw*t. (Don’t be put off by the title - the tw*t is a sort of cuddly reference to her young lover.) It seems that Zoe is finding the book a little hard going at first - but I am really not surprised - I, too, have found it quite difficult to build up the “book-reading-momentum” - but one thing I did discover is that by the time I got around to page 55 - I was referring less and less to the family trees that are helpfully charted at the beginning of the book. It seems that I am truly immersing myself into the magic of this novel .…

Posted by jag at August 16, 2003 04:56 PM

me - a lady ? well, jeg, that’s a first ;) and who’s this young lover that you mention in your post ? The Twat is nothing but an old fogey.

Posted by: zed on August 18, 2003 02:59 PM

oooooops, jag, not jeg.

Posted by: zed on August 18, 2003 03:00 PM

Hey - I’m a gentleman myself (at least I like to think so) - and therefore the ‘fairer’ types are all “ladies” in my book :-)

Oh - sorry for the misunderstanding re the Tw*t - I thought he was your “toy boy” - so to say. Well it’s definitely more romantic to think of him that way don’t you think?

Posted by: Jag on August 19, 2003 08:10 PM

toyboys do not come under ‘romantic’ in my book. they’re usually a hopeless fuck - depending on their age.

Posted by: zed on August 19, 2003 08:32 PM

Yes - I think you’re right - I mean: I trust your judgement.

Posted by: Jag on August 19, 2003 08:42 PM
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