Writing from August 2011

Hobbies

Do you remember hobbies? Before the Internet hobbies were what we did with our free time. When we weren’t watching telly. These days, although we might do some of the same things, we don’t seem to call them “hobbies”. These days, with the Internet, we have an audience, and seem reluctant to call our activities hobbies.

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In Misc on 16 August 2011. 2 comments. Permalink

Postwar by Tony Judt

There aren’t many 800 page books that I want to read again as soon as I’ve finished, but Postwar is one. An amazingly comprehensive, readable and (eventually) broadly optimistic account of Europe’s countries, peoples, politics and culture since World War II. Highly recommended.

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In Books on 31 August 2011. 1 comment. Permalink