Blog Christening

As many of you know I have been taking suggestions for a new tag line for my blog. Well, when I say new, I mean actually replacing the default one with something more meaningful. It has not been long since I started my blog, a mere five years, but I think that it is time to change it. My blog has taken a number of different directions over the years, each one usually consisting of a couple of posts before boredom struck and no more updates for months, sometimes even years. I feel that I finally enjoy talking about my love of books on the blog, and even other topics, as and when they pique my interest.

So, hopefully, now that I have sufficiently whet your appetites, I can reveal my new tag line. Firstly though, I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions and opinions on the different suggestions. In particular Green Ember’s suggestion ‘Through the Reading Glass of a Mad Englishman’ was well received, as were ideas linking my nationality with different degrees of insanity, accompanied by a healthy smattering of expletives.

Being contrary though, I have decided upon the following:

Life, Literature and Lewd Comments

I feel that this covers a bit of everything that I may want to write about, and more importantly adds a subtle warning as to the sort of language that may be encountered.

Any comments and opinions are always appreciated, and I am as yet undecided whether to extend this tag line with further embellishments, such as my country of origin and mental state. Thank you all for your input into the decision making process and for making me get off my arse and make this change.

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Collection Book of the Week – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Well this post is a little late this week and you have my apologies for that. I have been carefully considering my words this week in order to not have to relive the horrors and fallout of last week’s crime against blog posts. I have in fact received an award for the world’s most boring post, from Ionia, and will be posting my humble acceptance shortly. I haven’t done so yet as I have been seriously considering my ability to fulfil the  requirements of the award, which are to post five things about myself that are not boring.

The book for this week is one that I am sure many of you are familiar with, Douglas Adam’s, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’. I don’t really know too much about this book, but I believe that it was originally issued as a paperback. The copy that I have is the UK first hardback edition. I appears that there were actually two different dust covers used, the first featuring an advertisement for Capricorn one on by Bernard L Ross, the second with a plain blue back. The edition I have has the plain back.

The story was originally presented as a radio play before being turned into a book, with the UK first edition being published in 1979. Interestingly, Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, England, my local city, not that I ever saw him strolling around. The dust cover on my version is in pretty good nick and I like this relatively simple cover. I think that it is a positive, encouraging sign when there is a giant, gloved hand with a raised thumb in the corner of the cover.

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As you know, my interest in books doesn’t extend to purely financial considerations, however I did manage to purchase this book at a hospital book stall for the princely sum of 50p, that is half of 1GBP for those not overly familiar with pence. A quick check on the internet found the same book in similar condition for sale for about a thousand times what I paid for it. No doubt I have made some terrible error and my copy is worthless, but you win some, you lose some.

Well I realise that this post did not reach the heights of humour experienced in my Déjà vu – Surely Not post, but hopefully it has exceeded that, totally invisible, possibly even non-existent, line between butt numbingly boring, and acceptable. I shall await with bated breath the verdict on this post. Just crossing my fingers too!

Comments are, as always, received with pleasure, assuming they are pleasant ones. Please don’t forget to comment on my Another Complaint post if you have any ideas for a new tag line. I am hoping to potentially christen my blog on Tuesday.