Archive for February, 2011

Some poems we like to read at bedtime

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

We have a book of classic poetry that we often read a bit of at bedtime. Some of mini-Elbeno’s favourite poems:

  • Naming of Parts by Henry Reed
  • Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc
  • The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling
  • Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Happy Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 14th, 2011

x = 16 sin³t
y = 13 cos t – 5 cos 2t – 2 cos 3t – cos 4t

Bookish

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Right, that 100 books meme that’s been going around.

First, it’s not really from the BBC. It’s from the Guardian. And it’s based on a poll from World Book Day 2007.
Second, since it’s based on a poll, it reflects popular books, so I’m not sure why there seems to be a persistent myth that the average person has read only 6. Probably a ruse to make the meme spread as everyone feels superior.

Anyway, it seems there are a bunch of books on there that are good, and I will probably read some. I have read about a quarter of the list and I own several on the list that I haven’t yet read. In particular, I should make another attempt at each of the following, which I have tried before and failed to make much headway in:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo (Mrs. Elbeno’s favourite book)
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Rebecca
  • Anything by C. Dickens