Monday, June 27, 2011

Busy, busy times and a little bit of Paul Henry

Hi all, can't believe it's been a week since I last posted! How slack of me! I guess that's what happens when life gets totally overloaded with work, winter sickness, overseas visitors and a busy social life.
But I'm back, still struggling my way through Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. God it's hard. But I'm hoping to finish at least one of the two books I'm reading by the end of next week because I'm sooo keen to get into my latest purchases.
And what better time of the year to get into some good books than the middle of winter when there's snow on the hills and a nice cozy fire inside.

So, guess what's on the New Zealand bestseller list at the moment... Paul Henry's memoir, What Was I Thinking.

Now I know most of you reading are not from New Zealand, so here is a little insight into Paul Henry.
He's new Zealand's most controversial broadcaster. He has been in the media for years, and has climbed up the ranks to breakfast television, from which he recently resigned after a series of deliberate racist jokes which caused an international uproar. One included making fun of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Here is the video.
Another one included him asking our Prime Minister John Key if our Governor General Anand Satyanand is in fact a New Zealander and if the next Governor General will actually be a kiwi. Here is that video.

I met him a couple of weeks ago when he was doing his book tour and in my opinion, he's gutsy and is just saying what everyone else is thinking. But I'll let you make up your own mind...

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are back! Paul Henry sounds like quite a character. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.