Susan Hated Literature

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Month: August 2006

When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother’s Day

I’ve been a neglectful blogger lately. I’ve thrown up the odd post, but for the past two weeks I haven’t…

The Amulet of Samarkand by

ISBN: 0552550299 #1 in The Bartimaeus Trilogy Group read: FantasyFavorites & FFseries See also: LibraryThing ; Official Site The temperature…

Spending 10 seconds chatting to Malcolm O’Kelly about Beck is more fulfilling than hours spent talking to Kenny Cunningham about, er, I can’t really remember

Let me start off with a preamble. I’m not a huge fan of the colour pink. In small doses I…

Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude (denn sie kommt von Herzen)

I’m not a big fan of reality tv. I’ve never watched more than 1 episode of any of the seasons…

Severance dir. by

A lot of the marketing around this film is comparing it to Shaun of the Dead, and if you enjoyed…

We need to talk about Kevin by

ISBN: 1852424672 Orange Prize winner 2005; The Guardian Just before his 16th birthday Kevin Khatchadourian murders 9 people; 7 students…

I’m the green fairy…

Well it has been longer than usual since my last post, but moving a library’ll get you offline for a…

Harsh Times dir. by

I’m not all that sure how to describe this film. If you’ve seen Training Day you may have a general…

A Scanner Darkly [based on book] by dir. by

I have come to conclusion that I dislike this new animation style of digital-rotoscoping. That is where actors are filmed…

Of course… they all have lovely bottoms!

That’s right folks, it’s time to once more avoid all contact with RTE as the Rose of Tralee takes centre…

Temeraire by

ISBN: 0007219113 Book #1 of the Temeraire series, aka His Majesty’s Dragon. See also: Naomi Novik’s site; Library Thing William…

The Agony and the Ecstasy by

ISBN: 0099416271 Wikipedia on Michelangelo; Michelangelo.com; Art of Florence Read with Historical Favorites – group site This is a big…

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