This week, I have been mostly reading...
...tomes with a colon in their title.
* "Enid Blyton: The Biography" by Barbara Stoney (1974, updated 2006) - EB's prolific, well-intentioned writing remains entirely defensible. Due to an emotionally deprived upbringing, however, the same can't be said for her behaviour as a parent or an employer.
* "Ghost Rider: Travels On The Healing Road" by Neil Peart (2002) - Diary of the drummer/lyricist for Canadian progressive rock band Rush, whose response to the tragic deaths of his teenage daughter and, 10 months later, her grieving mother was to jump on his motorbike and criss-cross North and Central America; pushing himself physically, while looking to nature, literature and old friends for reasons to keep living. Broken-hearted poetry in motion.
* "Bigger Deal: A Year On The New Poker Circuit" by Anthony Holden (2007) - Sequel to his classic "Big Deal". See my June 8 blog entry.