When I was young I totally fell in love with the books by Arthur Ransome. They were gentle fictional novels which really caught my fancy. They are the reason I enjoy rowing, I’m not particularly good at rowing…I’m more in the camp of go-hard-or-go-home and that’s not terribly good when ...

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This is the first book in the series of memoirs written by Michael J. Fox. I scribbled a few words about the second book in the series here because why should I do the right thing and read books in the correct order at my time of life. This book is ...

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A couple of days ago I retweeted (and therefore shared on Facebook, yes, I’ve made that automatic) a competition, now closed. In this competition Amy spent a little time looking at her blogging over the last four years and being happy about the progress she’s made with her writing. She feels ...

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The Full Monty One of those books I have no idea where I got it from, they seem to just find themselves on my shelves without me doing anything. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. So much I want to say about this book. I want to talk about ...

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James Bond 007: For Special Services by John Gardner I’m not really a James Bond person, I have read a couple of the original books and I find it telling that the only thing that’s stayed with me is the description of James Bond and the only man who fits that description ...

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Trigger warnings Before I go any further. There’s violence in this film. Yes, a film review because I know so much about movies that I can review them…sarcasm mode completely kicked in…but onto the movie! I’ll lose the sarcasm mode while I scribble some words that could possibly be construed as praise. ...

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Because I’m stretched for time (when am I not?) I’m not doing anything in particular today. I’ve got a presentation tomorrow for my Communication tute with my topic being the Future of Games, it’s taken up too much of my time as my memory has challenges. The research I did early on ...

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I read this book when I was young, it was an amazing book back then but I totally missed the point of it. The fact that I think there are many possible points to it is rather irrelevant as I missed them all back then. I just knew it was an amazing ...

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A quick apology for the lack of an article on Monday. I woke with a migraine, took my med and some painkillers before retreating to bed where I stayed until it was far too late to write. This is going to be one of those long and involved posts, I ...

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Yesterday we visited The Astor Theatre in Windsor for what is likely to be the last time. We saw Lawrence of Arabia and while it was a fabulous movie, with stunning scenery and great acting it’s not what’s really important to me today. The Astor was first opened in April ...

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I’ve talked a lot over the years about books and movies. There is a large amount of cross-over, books that have been made into movies and movies that have been made into books. I’ve written much about books made into movies over the five years I’ve been blogging but not much on ...

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The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson This is one book you absolutely need to read so I’m putting the link to buy at the top rather than at the end as normal. Allan Karlsson is a juvenile delinquent, never mind ...

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