Category Archives: books

Music From The Book

I’ve just finished reading Ernest Cline’s “Armada”, it was okay but I enjoyed his first book “Ready Player One” more. What I liked about Armada was the Links it makes to sci-fi and other films and tv of my childhood … Continue reading

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A Stab In The Dark Podcast

I’ve been listening to “A Stab In The Dark” podcast over the last few days. Featuring all things associated with crime books, and tv, here’s a link to the webpage, although you can download via iTunes or whichever podcast player … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017

So 2016 is over. The general consensus seems to be it’s been a bad year. For personal reasons I’d have to say that I agree, and looking at the reasons that other people are giving – Brexit, Trump, celebrity deaths … Continue reading

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Fourth Quarter Review 2016

Each year for the past few years I’ve been doing a year end review; books I’ve read, films/tv programmes I’ve watched and other things related to work and the allotment. You can read the end of 2015 here, if you’re … Continue reading

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Richard Adams (1920 – 2016)

The author of Watership Down was something of an inspiration to me. He died on Christmas Eve. As a writer, environmentalist, and also Hampshire resident, his books Watership Down and The Plague Dogs are two of my all time favourites. … Continue reading

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A Bonus Christmas Present

I had several books for Christmas presents this year, many were from my Amazon wish list. One had to be bought secondhand, as there wasn’t an “in-print” copy available. Unbeknown to both the giver and receiver (and also possibly the … Continue reading

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My Books of 2016

According to GoodReads, I’ve read 52 books this year, I might get another one or two in before the end of the year, and I’d argue that some are a bit short to really be books in their own right. … Continue reading

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