Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts #1

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1.  Listening to Where’d you go, Bernadette at the moment and loving it.  I am not a big contemporary novel fan but this has popped up with great reviews everywhere.  So I had to give it a try.
(I had a hard time keeping a straight face today so that someone would not guess that I was listening to an audiobook.   Sometimes it is necessary to keep that secret Smile  )


2.  Next up will be Monica’s Story.  I have always felt sorry for Monica and the way she was treated while Bill Clinton walked out of the “situation” without a spot.  Looking forward to see what is said especially since a recent CNN spot quoted her saying that even after all this time, she is still unable to get a job – the incident still haunts her.  “You will not be a good fit in this company . . . “  Gender equality???? 

3.  TV wise South Africa is far behind the rest of the world.  We do have puindexblic TV but really . . . let’s not even go there!  The only watchable TV we have is cable TV (called DSTV) which is  extremely expensive and totally useless.  These past few days I have been flipping through the 100+ channels and there is nothing to watch!  How can you show the same movie every day!  I mean really, you can’t miss it for 31 days in a row, can you!

4. The Oscar Pistorius trial is huge in South Africa and I follow all the discussions, analysis and debates religiously at night when I get home from work.  My personal opinion is that once again fame and money has provided a judgement that would not be given to you or me.  Life seems so unfair sometimes.

5.  I wish I loved my job . . .

6.  Drove behind a car today with those little sensors in the bumber for reversing . . . would they start beebing if I drove to close behind them? That would be awesome!  Just saying . . .

7.  Armchair BEA starts next week – are you taking part?  This is the first

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time that I will be taking part and am very excited.  Will see if I can get my “introduction” done for Monday this weekend Smile


  1. Good list!! That's amazing about Monica not being able to get a job anywhere still...ouch!

  2. Great reading list! I'm really interested in reading Monica's story too.