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Eight Million Ways to Die – Lawrence Block (1982)

A detective detects by going around and talking to people. That’s how Matthew Scudder explains his job in Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die. 318 more words

Eight Million Ways To Die

“Mad as a March Hare”

Rabbits are often associated with the months of March and April, due to role the ‘Easter Bunny’ plays in delivering chocolate to children at Easter. However, the animal which most resembles the rabbit – the hare – also comes to mind in March, thanks to the English expression “as mad as a March hare”. 326 more words


From the stacks: "I, Robot'

The 2004 Will Smith movie “I, Robot” was on TV tonight. We caught a glimpse of it and my son asked about it. He’d seen most of it before, he said, but wasn’t familiar with the story. 77 more words

Favorite Books

From the stacks: Locke's "Melothesia"

Whilst we were preparing our tribute to Chris Hogwood last month, I looked out our copy of Matthew Locke’s Melothesia as Chris had prepared a… 755 more words

"Upon the Wild Waves" -- a new exhibition opens in the Long Room

A new exhibition has opened in the Old Library, Trinity College Dublin: “Upon the wild waves: a journey through myth in children’s books” explores some of the varying ways in which writers and illustrators have used myth down through the centuries to engage and excite younger readers. 207 more words


A Day Spent In Dublin

Now in its ninth year, Culture Night will see 38 regions, towns and cities on the island of Ireland showcase exciting historical and cultural events. This year sees events planned in the… 319 more words

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Outlander tv series by Starz

So, there’s been a lot of buzz about the Outlander tv adaptation by Starz. It’s been getting a lot of media coverage, and the cast was at Comic Con again this year. 102 more words

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