Dr Who, etc

As always, I’m sad about the end of the current Dr Who series, even though, for me, there was something missing. Simon, from the Incoherent Blog, said it well: it seems more about the head than the heart. Somehow the story seems more about exploring who the Doctor is, rather than letting us just figure that out for ourselves as he goes about his adventures. I’m not sure that I would step into the Tardis with this incarnation of the Doctor. Who am I kidding? Of course I would.
I’ve finally downloaded A Dance with Dragons and am happily devouring it. For a reader, it is a great pleasure to realise that you still have the better part of 1,000 pages to go. I read recently that despite our alleged growing incapacity to pay attention to anything for too long, we still prefer the novel over the short story. Perhaps, it was suggested, because you have to really focus on a short story. I’m all for short stories too, but to immerse yourself in a book is a wonderful thing.
Having been trying out GoodReads. I’m not sure about all of their recommendations, but we’ll see how it goes …

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