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Review of The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

I’d had this book on my shelf for a couple of years, a reward of a past relationship that if I’m being honest I kept entirely out of spite, I didn’t want to give it back but I couldn’t bear to throw away a book either. 542 more words

The Chrysalids; Deadeye Dick

This was going to be my blog entry for the books that I read in November of last year, but after struggling with it for a while, and discovering that the notes that I’d written about it were impossibly vague, I’ve opted to give A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius it’s own entry, which I will probably post next Monday. 1,344 more words

X-Men and LGBT

This post might seem controversial to some readers, but I would prefer to look at the topic of sexual orientation and gender/ trans-gender issues with an objectivity devoid of  so-called moral or religious judgment. 500 more words


Dystopia - a list!

Hello all!

This is it! This is the end of November and therefore the end of dystopia month. There is so much more to talk about but I thought I’d leave you with a list of dystopia, which will not include… 4,468 more words

This Month's Theme

Be Brave

I catch myself
smiling at you
all the time.

Know that,
in your misty grey
I am beaming you light.

I find myself
sending you… 45 more words


The caterpillars are turning into chrysalids

Whilst we were out at an Easter egg hunt (not much hunting went on, but more of that in another post) the caterpillars all climbed up to the top of the pot they are in.   38 more words


Book Club - Meeting 3

The book was The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham

A post-nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world, which tells of the lengths the intolerant will go to keep themselves pure. 101 more words