Stuart Bruce has tagged me in a Meme on My Week in Media, so here goes...
What I've Read
I tend to have a few books 'on the go'. The main one at the moment is Tom Bower's biography of Gordon Brown. It's frightening. If half of what he asserts is true, this country should be very frightened indeed. He paints Brown as a half mad, half psycho, full on obsessive. I'm also trying to finish the Reagan Diaries, which I'm finding hard work. They are very poorly edited. I'm a newspaper addict. Every day I get the Telegraph, Sun and Mail delivered and I take the Guardian and Indy on Mondays for the media sections. I also subscribe to virtually every political magazine on the market. I also take STUFF, the PRESS GAZETTE and GQ. This week I have been mainly been reading back issues of GEORGE magazine to get some ideas for THE POLITICO.
What I've Watched
I probably watch less TV now than I have ever done in my life. I have weaned myself off the soaps I used to watch. I tend now to watch most things on DVD. Over Christmas I watched series 3 of LOST and am about to start on HEROES. As I type this I am watching a DVD of Ewan MacGregor's motorbike trip through Africa called LONG WAY DOWN. I was hugely disappointed by the Christmas Day TV. TO THE MANOR BORN was a total let-down. I watchede a great series yesterday called TORN, all about a woman whose child was abducted and then 11 years later she recognised her in a shopping centre. I'm a sucker for things like that - and I love apocalyptic movies like INDEPENDENCE DAY and FLOOD.
What I've Listened To
Disaster has struck. I have 12,300 tracks in my iTunes Library. This morning I found that half of them have disappeared. I was bought an iPod speaker thing for Christmas so I've had that on a fair bit over the last few days. On the radio I'm a Five Live fan. I hardly ever listen to Radio 4. Sacrilege, I know. I've become a great fan of Simon Mayo, who I believe to be one of the best interviewers around. I love Five Live Sport as well.
Where I've Surfed
I have just started using the Google Blog reader, although I really prefer visiting blogs directly rather than using RSS. This week I have spent monitoring a new personal website someone is designing for me to promote my media work - totally separate from the blog. I look at NewsNow an awful lot to monitor political news and West Ham stories.
I now tag Donal Blaney, Norfolk Blogger, The Devil, Dizzy and Ben Brogan