Hi, My name is Jonathan and I live on the south coast of the U.K. I’m not sure what direction this blog will take at the moment but initially it will probably consist mostly of book reviews. I’ve always loved reading and I’m reading more than ever at the moment, however I go through phases and at any point other interests may take over and this may be reflected in the blog. These other interests may be music, film/TV, comics, physics/maths, computing etc.
The blog title is a modification of the section in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time titled The Intermittencies of the Heart. I was reading ISOLT at the time I was trying to decide on a title and it just seemed to jump out at me – but it probably is a bit pretentious…hmm…I may change it…but then I may not…As I can only imagine my posts being intermittent it seems appropriate.
I’m not a professional reviewer and I don’t have an English degree. If I’m truthful I sometimes find it a struggle writing posts but when I do manage it they will be about my personal experience of the book.
I quite like Big Reading Projects (BRPs); sometimes I just like the idea of BRPs rather than actually completing them but every now and then I do actually embark on one. Recent BRPs have been Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and Zola’s Rougon-Macquart series but BRPs needn’t always be highbrow literature, they may also be a series of comics or more trashy literature.
I’ll add more details at a later date.