Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Books, Veidt

Today I:

  • had a whole wheat bagel with fake cream cheese and ... well, you know the drill
  • am having veggie sushi, salad, and chips for lunch
  • have drunk (yes, I use this tense) two cups of tea at work
  • am sadly disappointed in The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, so I will not be finishing it
  • am still very keen on the silent film The Man Who Laughs, which is by all accounts far superior to the novel *sigh* (SEE: Conrad Veidt)
  • have decided I am a complete sucker for German Expressionist films, and their actors

I've signed up for Kat with a K's Summer Reading Program, but I don't think I'm officially in yet. Oh, well. Here's a book review anyway, short and... well, brief.

Tea:Addiction, Exploitation, and Empire by Roy Moxham (2003) 255 pgs.

This is quick read on the history of the relationship between tea, Western Europe, and British Colonialism. Educational without being a drag. The ending was a little weak ("Is that it?") and I am not certain I agree with the author's take on economics, but I would still recommend this book to anyone. B+

Last night, I:

  • put four bandages on each of my feet (this was only the tips of my feet)
  • had tofu dogs and baked tater tots for dinner
  • ate some crystallized ginger and chocolate
  • finished the above book

Have I mentioned this man?


Jeanette said...

So does your boyfriend/partner/whatnot (you don't mention his name here, so I won't) have to be jealous of that man?

Carrie K said...

Why were you disappointed in The Man Who Laughs? Not that I've read it or seen the movie.

Those shoes look cute! Painful? How annoying of them.

I believe you have mentioned him. In passing. Did you read that he was the highest paid actor in Casablanca?

Christine said...

Alas, Veidt is long dead, so he's not really much competition.

I may post a photo of him over the bed, however.

wenders said...

Hmmm. Is wearing uncomfortable shoes because they're cute... girly? ;)

I like tea and love economics, so I may have to borrow your book.

Christine said...

Jeanette already has dibs. Sorry.