Many thanks to Shailaja and Jason for the great CD they gave me containing the 34 comics that make up the Y: The Last Man series. It’s about a young man named Yorick and his pet monkey who find themselves the last surviving males in a world where all other Y-chromosomes have been mysteriously destroyed. Despite my reluctance to read for long periods on a computer screen, I’m looking forward to getting through the whole thing soon - Jason says it’s better than Sandman, which is a very big claim. (Incidentally a knowledgeable little birdie tells me the series doesn’t end at #34.)
Lots of other on-computer reading to do as well. The New Yorker DVDs have been gathering dust for the last three weeks and there’s something else I can’t mention here, which I want to try and finish before December. And of course there are always blogs – being Internet-deprived for 5-6 days at a stretch (as I recently was) can be scary when you have around 120 Bloglines subscriptions and you know there will be 600-odd unread posts a-waiting when you next log in (even if 150 of those are from Boing Boing and can be skimmed over).