Arrested Development; ‘The Sun Also Rises’ by Ernest Hemingway

“The… the other important joke, for me, is one that’s usually attributed to Groucho Marx; but, I think it appears originally in Freud’s “Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious,” and it goes like this – I’m paraphrasing – um, “I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.” That’s the key joke of my adult life, in terms of my relationships with women.”Alvy Singer, Annie ………

Dead Duck Day; ‘About A Boy’ by Nick Hornby

No man is an island, or woman for that matter. A lot of us try, but eventually you need or want to build a life with someone (mostly so you stop talking to yourself) and expand your island into a country or continent; depending on how virile you are. I quite enjoy island life; it is a lot easier to look after yourself than other people. Making mistakes in your own life, that is fine, ………

Dracarys: ‘A Dance With Dragons’ by George R. R. Martin

“This is the end, beautiful friend, the end”The End by The Doors Patience, it’s not one of my virtues. Daily I ensure I do not give in to my need for instant gratification. I have even reached the point where I have to budget my finances or I will run out of money days into a month. So, I am sure you can appreciate that while this is not the last George R. R. Martin ………

Day of Reaping; ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins

As I almost got run over walking work today, I realised, holding up an apologetic hand to the driver I had definitely angered, that I seem to occupy more time in my head than I do in the world around me. Nearly getting run over was my own fault; risking lives is not an activity I partake of often, I appear to be a slave to my imagination. Daydreaming is incredibly enjoyable, if not for ………