"There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag - and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty - and vice-versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you."
#noggin the nog
The Lewis Chessmen, discovered off the coast of the island of Lewis in Scotland in 1831 and dating from the 12th century, inspired Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin to create Noggin The Nog, a Norse saga for children, as an animated TV series in the late 1950s. Postgate apparently liked the way that the chessmen looked rather benign and resigned, rather than feisty and fighty like the way we’re taught to see Vikings.