Summer Class 2010, Days 8 & 9: Where nothing much happens

Previously: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 Days left: 10 So on Thursday we literally just watched the movie adaptation of Cold Comfort Farm, and today I managed to sidetrack my prof into a history lesson for around 45 minutes. And after that? We talked a little bit about the names of the characters in CCF, and then we watched part Read More …

Summer Class 2010, Day 7: Cold Comfort Farm Intro

Previously: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 Days left: 12 Can I just say right off the bat that I LOVED Cold Comfort Farm? The beginning is a little rough but soon enough it becomes WONDERFUL and I can’t wait to actually write my review instead of just thinking about it and wishing I had enough energy to write more than one post a Read More …

Summer Class, Day 6: The Last Bit of Wodehouse

Previously: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 Days left: 13 Sorry this is a day late! I felt lazy yesterday. In yesterday’s class we talked yet again about Wodehouse and his books. It’s surprising how much you can glean from a humor book, but apparently my prof is all into Wodehouse and that’s why we spent three days on him instead of what was supposed to be Read More …

Summer Class 2010, Day 5: More About Wodehouse

Previously: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Days left: 14 Today’s class was slightly better; I don’t know if I was just in a better mood after a delightfully relaxing weekend or if it actually was more interesting, but I do know that I took more notes and so have something to write about here. We spoke more about Wodehouse and the techniques he used in his books. They’re very Read More …

Summer Class 2010, Day 4: P.G. Wodehouse Intro

Previously: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 On Friday (day 4), we basically just watched videos. Specifically, we watched this featurette about P.G. Wodehouse’ life, the first half of an episode of the Jeeves and Wooster adaptation starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and also some clips from various movie adaptations of Three Men in a Boat. I don’t really feel like getting into a biography of P.G. Wodehouse at the moment (which Read More …

Summer Class 2010, Day 3: Three Men in a Boat (Review)

Previously: Day 1 | Day 2 So if yesterday was somewhat boring, today was even more so. The best part was when we got to see a bit of the movie version with Tim Curry; the book discussion left something to be desired. At this point I’m more enamored with the books we’re reading than the professor, so instead of doing a review of what we did in class I’m going to do a review Read More …

Summer Class 2010, Day 1: Intro

I’ve decided to do a sort of review of what’s going on in my summer class, not least because I think it’ll keep me motivated to actually pay attention but also because I think it might be interesting for y’all to read about. (Maybe?) It’s an English class, after all, which means it’s book related and all about books and so on. Today was the first day, and it was a short introduction to comedy Read More …