December 23, 2007


I am conscious that I have not posted for a while. Typical end of term craziness as Christmas approaches combined with catching the cold. Life moving at easier pace now, having flown home to spend the holiday with my parents. Always a good chance to put the feet up and plough through some serious reading.

The other day I read a book about an unfortunate chap called Igglepiggle who had lost his towel. I was looking for presents for my nephew. It’s a cracking read. High drama In the Night Garden. However, it probably took me less than 60 seconds to get through the whole book. And it struck me, imagine doing a PhD on pre-school literature. Instead of reading one or two books a week you could read hundreds. You could be through your entire primary sources bibliography in a matter of days. Then just theorize it a bit with some structural analysis – Vladimir Propp would do – and hey presto! I wonder if it’s too late for me to change subjects.

Anyway, wishing you all a cool yule and a great ’08!


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