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The Most of P.G. Wodehouse by P.G. Wodehouse
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Feb 01, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, to-read
Read in February, 2010

Here's an example of why people read for fun:

"How long Archibald slept he could not have said. He woke some hours later with a vague feeling that a thunderstorm of unusual violence had broken out in his immediate neighborhood. But this, he realized as the mists of slumber cleared away, was an error. The noise which had disturbed him was not thunder but the sound of someone snoring. Snoring like the dickens. The walls seemed to be vibrating like the deck of an ocean liner....

"His spirit was not so completely broken as to make him lie supinely down beneath that snoring. The sound filled him, as snoring fills every right-thinking man, with a seething resentment and a passionate yearning for justice, and he climbed out of bed with the intention of taking the proper steps through the recognized channels. It is the custom nowadays to disparage the educational methods of the English public school and to maintain that they are not practical and of a kind to fit the growing boy for the problems of afterlife. But you do learn one thing at a public school, and that is how to act when somebody starts snoring.

"You jolly well grab a cake of soap and pop in and stuff it down the blighter's throat. And this is what Archibald proposed - God willing - to do" (p.186).
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02/01/2014 marked as: to-read

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message 1: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Delightful! Thanks for sharing those choice tidbits. Reading for fun reminds us how wondrous, awesome, tragic and broken the world is.

message 2: by J. Alfred (new)

J. Alfred I am giggling while sitting in the corner of a Giant food store. Thanks, Peter's love for Wodehouse and Wifi.

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