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Shows like “Supernanny” and “The House of Tiny Tearaways” thrive on screaming toddlers, the louder the better, and preferably involving kicking, swearing, throwing hard objects, and smashing the family china. 839 more words

Conduct Disorder

Under Plum Lake

This week I discovered a lost classic.

Lionel Davidson’s Under Plum Lake is a strange and unsettling book that draws you in and keeps you there until the end.  721 more words


Science fiction books I had forgotten that I enjoyed.

When I commented on a previous post that I didn’t really enjoy science fiction as a genre I received a comment from  the author of… 169 more words


Three Classic British Science Fiction Novels

I just finished rereading Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 apocalyptic science fiction novel, Childhood’s End.  I also reread it a few years ago after a few decades away.  696 more words


Ten books for stimulating thoughts about science

‘Which books did you find helpful for thinking about science?’

Here’s my answer, off the top of my head: ten thought-provoking, intriguing, sometimes obstreperous works. 2,251 more words

Triffids, Bathyspheres, Deviations, Martians and Lichen...

There is nothing quite like opening up a book and revisiting stories which have thrilled you over the decades.  It’s like visiting an old friend and reminiscing about the good times…  This is how I feel about the books of one John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris… 2,722 more words

All Things Bookish

Loving right now

1.Pushing myself/being pushed!

Lately I’ve been heading to quite a few Ultimate Park Fitness sessions at my local park. I’ve no particular end goal in mind, other than hopefully toning up a bit and becoming fitter, and its surprised me how much I’m enjoying the rather intense sessions. 409 more words

Just For Fun