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I just started listening to Thank You, Jeeves, read by the excellent Jonathan Cecil.

Thank you Jeeves

I've always enjoyed the misadventures of Bertram Wooster, P.G.Wodehouse's well-meaning, but hopeless, upper class twit and his unflappable butler, Jeeves.
Bertie___Jeeves

Years ago, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry made a pretty good stab at bringing the mismatched duo to the small screen. However, much as I enjoyed watching the show, for me, the true joy of P.G.Wodehouse is in his description of the world, situations and people, as seen through Bertie's eyes, which is hard to transfer to film.

I've been driving around, grinning like an idiot while I listen to Wodehouse's unique narrative.

How about you?

What are you reading at the moment?

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queenoftheskies
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'm reading Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft by Natalie Goldberg.
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
Any good?
queenoftheskies
Jul. 14th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
It's excellent! I highly recommend it. I find writing craft books of this sort to be more inspirational than instructional. They make me think, which is why I read them.
eglantine_br
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
I just put a bunch of Wodehouse on my Kindle. Just the thing for a blah day.
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
It's impossible to read without smiling :)
msstacy13
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
Jeeves and Wooster is prolly the best thing Fry and Laurie ever did.
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
No, that would be Blackadder IV :)
msstacy13
Jul. 14th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
Well, as they say,
individual results will vary...
msstacy13
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
-You don't like my mustache, do you, Jeeves?

-It would not be my place to say, Sir.

-Well, I don't like it either. I've only kept it this long to show you who's in charge, here.

-I should hope there was never any doubt about that, Sir.
incandragon
Jul. 14th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
I love Wodehouse's word choices, the beautifully perfect, but entirely casual word choices.

I'm reading:
Audio - I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
Book - Myer's Silverlock (apparently I was too young the first time I read it)
e-reader - Koontz's Longest Evening of the Year
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
Audio books = :)
raisinbottom
Jul. 14th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Upperclass twits actually exist?

Man, I'm jealous that I'm not a subject.
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I'm halfway there, though at this stage, I doubt I'll never make it to 'upper' class ;)
mtlawson
Jul. 14th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
Wasn't that show the inspiration for the Monty Python sketch about the Upper Class Twit of the Year?
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
Probably :)
ex_naomi_ja
Jul. 15th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
Harvest Moon Rising by LM Pruitt, and I'm dipping in and out of the collected works of HP Lovecraft (it's my bathroom book).
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
'Sudoku for idiots' is my bathroom book :)
paulwoodlin
Jul. 16th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
"Granite and Rainbow," a collection of essays by Virginia Woolfe. I'll be posting about what I learned reading them after I finish.
jongibbs
Jul. 17th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Sounds good :)
rhondaparrish
Jul. 17th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
I freaking LOVE the Jeeves stories. BJ Harrison reads several of them on The Classic Tales podcast in case you need to hear more :) He does a fabulous job of it and if you go to the podcast version (rather than the ones you have to pay for) you can get them for free.

http://www.thebestaudiobooks.com/

As for what I'm reading, right now I'm midway through Shadow Show, which is a collection of stories in celebration of Ray Bradbury. I'm loving it.
jongibbs
Jul. 17th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
Good books = :)
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