Thought for the day – Mencken on books 

‘There are people who read too much: the bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.’
H L Mencken.

To which I can only say, ‘Cheers’. Though I’d query the “too much”.


Thought for the day 


I don’t know what it means when Facebook tells me I have received a ‘poke’ from someone, but it makes me most uneasy. 

-Alexander Chancellor, writing in the Spectator –