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Week 21

This week started badly, with the horror of the Manchester bombing. I had tickets for a big gig just a few days later, and it was with not a little trepidation that I took a deep breath, donned my biker jacket and headed out… 266 more words

Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2017

Happy Memorial Day! It’s also Ramadan, so for those of you who celebrate it: Ramadan Mubarak!

This has been a busy month. My five-year blogoversary came around at the start of the month, and I commemorated it with the… 792 more words

Book Tags

26 Days of Jest: Day 11

Ah, that weekend was lovely. I didn’t think about tennis once. I read books that didn’t hurt my brain with winding, tortuous sentences, or baffle me with senseless footnotes. 610 more words

David Foster Wallace

Book the Third: A Book with a Title That's a Character's Name.

Title: An Abundance of Katherines

Author:John Green

Published: 2006


The name featured in the title of this novel is not just the name of one character, but nineteen. 291 more words


Book the Second: A Book That's Becoming a Movie in 2017.

Title: Everything, Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Published: 2015


I read this book fully aware that it was becoming a film released later this year, and I am incredibly pleased I managed to finish it before the film is released. 376 more words


Book the First: A Book With Pictures.

Title: It’s Not Me, It’s You

Author: Mhairi McFarlane

Published: 2015


Okay full disclosure, I chose this book on my last trip to the library for two reasons: 346 more words


Love and Rebelling

Rebel Seoul

by Axie Oh

After a great war, the East Pacific is in ruins. In brutal Neo Seoul, where status comes from success in combat, ex-gang member Lee Jaewon is a talented pilot rising in the ranks of the academy. 668 more words