Wednesday, January 18, 2012

3 1/2 Time-Outs Tuesday......Part Two.

Is it Tuesday already? Time for my second 3½ Time-Outs Tuesday.  

1) A few weeks back, I was introduced to the writings of H. Rider Haggard. Haggard was a Victorian era English adventure novelist. It's said Haggard was an influence on Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard, among others. I've finished reading King Solomon's Mines and Allan Quatermain and started on She.....which is considered to be his best. Maybe I've become too immersed into Haggard too quickly - She is a bit boring, I think. Perhaps I'll pick it up again later.  

2) Picked up a used hardcover copy of Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea by Noah Andre Trudeau. I'm sure my Confederate ancestors are rolling in their graves - I'm actually coming to appreciate William Tecumseh Sherman.  

3) Thanks to a spat between Kim Novack and the folks involved in the making of The Artist, I was introduced to Bernard Hermann. I'm so happy that recordings of his music can be found at Spotify.

1/2) I made a slight variation to LarryD's 3½ Time-Outs Tuesday photo.


LarryD said...

It's such a slight change, I can't even tell the difference. What did you do?

Robert said...

drop shadow.

LarryD said...

Ah ha. Getting fancy, aren't you? :-)