I’ve been watching too many movies lately (14 last weekend), but I want a break. What better way than reading a whole bunch of books?
I’m aiming for one book a day. Since I, like, have to work, I probably have about five hours, effectively, every day to read. So anything longer than 200 pages is iffy. Fortunately I have oodles of short-ish unread books.
Shorter books have a tendency to be denser than longer books, so I’m not really sure how realistic this project is. And I have to take days off when I go to live shows.
“Booktober” was unfortunately already taken by somebody else, so I’m going with “Bookvember”. But it’s still happening in October.
I’m in London to see Kate Bush’s show again. I had a suitcase with me this time, so I took a cab from Paddington to my hotel in Whitehall.
We encountered some very blocked-up traffic, and my cabbie said “Hm!” Then he switched on the radio and it said that black cabs were blocking traffic throughout the center of London to protest Uber and its ilk.
My cabbie said “Shit! It’s our lot that’s causing this. I heard about traffic being blocked, but I though it was the bicyclists!”
He then made a heroic (and not very legal, in bits (if we got nabbed, he’d gonna blame me and tell the coppers I threatened him)) effort to drive me as close to the hotel as he could get, and I strolled the rest of the way.