As of less than an hour ago, I am officially on me hols for the rest of the month, my CD Discman choosing to mark the occasion by serendipitously furnishing me with the all-time summer pop classic “Beach Baby” by First Class (as dissected quite brilliantly here) on the walk home, nestling as it is on Disc Five of the newly released 5CD compilation 101 70s Hits, which I recommend unreservedly, despite the very occasional clunker, but then again, at a retail price which works out at 15 pence per track (or even less if you place your order here), there’s really very little to complain about.
But I over-subordinate. To make the next eleven days Truly Special, and bearing in mind that I have become the sort of culturally challenged dullard who only reads books on holiday, I have assembled a Summer Reading List With A Theme. I wonder if you can spot what it is?
Mike’s Summer Reading List With A Theme.
1. The Dying Of Delight – Clare Sudbery.
2. Gods Behaving Badly – Marie Phillips.
3. Out Of The Tunnel – Rachel North.
4. The God Interviews – Natalie d’Arbeloff.
5. The Killing Jar – Nicola Monaghan.
(Well, since I’ve given a talk about them, I thought it might be as well to read a few of them…)
Skoolz out 4evah! Happy holidays, everyone!