We always find something, eh Didi, to give us the impression we exist.
[Beckett, from Godot]
The day started badly. I was exhausted after staying up until 2:00am devouring 380 pages of The Red Army Faction, A Documentary History – Volume 1: Projectiles For the People, gripping stuff if you share my fascination for the subject. (For the moment, I’m back to binge reading Anne Carson.)
My friend Joanna posted on Twitter that Mark Thwaite wrote a Guardian article naming this blog as one of his top five literary blogs.
5 top lit blogs (by @readysteadybook @GuardianBooks) inc @DavidCWinters @3ammagazine @Twitchelmore @timesflow! http://t.co/JgjXQmCMoE
— Joanna Walsh (@badaude) June 9, 2014
That made my day a hell of a lot better. I don’t make a habit of indulgent, self-congratulatory posts, but being name-checked on the Guardian books blog is big news for me.
So, hello new subscribers. You’ll get a sense of the rhythm and continuity of Time’s Flow Stemmed over time. Perhaps start with the About page. I don’t write book reviews as such, more a stream of writing, extended quotes and links about my wild readings.
Congrats, well-deserved 🙂
(btw, that quote was my favorite sentence from Godot when I first read it, ~12 years ago)
Thanks, Milica. It’s my favourite Godot quote too, we should have T-shirts made.
In Serbian translation it sounded more like “the impression that we’re alive” (that’s why I said “was”), I think I’ll get that version printed on mine 🙂
Nice one, Anthony – keep stemming time’s flow.
“Well-deserved” – that’s what I thought.
Thanks, Tom, appreciate the comment.
Terrific, Anthony. Only the Guardian? Well, someone there has outstanding taste.
Thanks, Scott. The other blogs mentioned are all outstanding, great blogs to be associated with.