I am rarely happier than when spending an entire day programming my computer.
I am rather fond of ladybugs. They are so delightfully hemispherical.
I am rather impatient to know the fate of my best gown.
I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism.
I am rather like a travelling salesman. I deal in ideas. I do much more for people than just paint them pictures.
I am rather more apt to read old books than new ones.
I am rather partial to Shakespeare, though I haven't done loads. But when it's done right, there's nothing like it. There are layers upon layers upon layers, and you unpack new things constantly. I don't know how he knew so many things -- about the world, about women, about human nature, life, death, our fears and hopes.
I am rather proud of my modest contribution to bringing democracy home.
I am rather saddened at the end of a book. I think most writers find this. It's like a friend departing on a voyage.
I am rather tired, and no longer young enough to pillage the night to make up for the deficit of hours in the day... JRR Tolkien, Letter # 174.
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.
I am reaching a point in my life where the basketball chapter in my life is slowly closing from a competition standpoint.
I am reactive.
I am reading Henry James...and feel myself as one entombed in a block of smooth amber.
I am reading Jonson's verses to the memory of Shakespeare; an insolent, sparing, and invidious panegyric.
I am reading No Ordinary Joes. Should have had a medical checkup before I started it. Colton makes us fall in love with these guys, then puts our hearts in harm's way. It's lovely and ghastly and extremely powerful. His best yet.
I am reading The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers and Redeployment by Phil Klay . Both Powers and Klay are Iraq War vets. Klay's stories are remarkable.
I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.
I am ready and prepared to work with the President, but I will not be a rubber stamp for any president.