Monthly Archives: December 2006


Nollaig Shona

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Feels like its been ages since I wrote anything for this thingymeblog. And this isn’t much of an entry either, just a quick note to say that I’m off home tomorrow, not sure when I’ll be online after Christmas, d’internet is far to slow in Sligo to make it likely that I’ll be posting from there. So while I’m gone

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Friday’s Child by

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ISBN: 0099468042 ; Wikipedia entry “Do not, I beg of you, my lord, say more!” uttered Miss Milbourse, in imploring accents, slightly averting her lovely countenance, and clasping both hands at her bosom. This may be my favourite Heyer so far. It has all the usual ingredients, romance, melodrama, along with a great deal of humour. Most of her books

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Black Powder War by

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Book 3 in the Temeraire ISBN: 0345481305 ; Wikipedia entry ; aarti chapati I can’t say very much about the plot of this book without giving away plot details from Book 2. I enjoyed this more than the second, maybe because I read it straight after and so was more in the mindset of the books, or maybe because I

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Throne of Jade by

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Book 2 in the Temeraire series ISBN: 0345481291 ; Naomi Novik’s LJ ; Sandstorm Reviews In the first book of this series Novik introduced the slightly alternate Napoleonic world she had created; one with dragons used as instruments of war. In this book the action moves to China. Temeraire is a Chinese dragon, not only that, but a Celestial, the

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Twilight by

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ISBN: 1904233805 See also: Official Site I picked this up in Chapters because the title and author sounded vaguely familiar, I wasn’t sure from where, and I don’t like that cover, but it was only €4, so I figured what the hell. Turned out I’d seen it mentioned over at Heather’s and I think that Andi enjoyed it too. The

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Ye can’t be doing dat lads

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I know, terrible terrible form to post two vidjos in a row, but you just must love D’unbelievables. You must[1] Sheer genius! But second of all, something more serious. I don’t know how many of you have heard about the murders in England. Five bodies have been found so far in Suffolk, and so far all the identified women have

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But youre too shy to say it

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Ah, youtube, you never let me down, do you. For lo, the footage of Mr. O’Callaghan has surfaced, uploaded by Georgi Casy, where more rugby-type vidjos can be found: Let me just chortle[1] away to myself for a while now… Linknotes: snigger sounded a bit dirty dontcha think? ↩

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Just bypass the logic and ring Joe Duffy.

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Sometimes this www-land[1] just comes up with the goods. Look at this book: Isn’t that the best title ever? Not so much the main title which is Myth, Symbol and Meaning in Mary Poppins but the subtitle The governess as provocateur. Genius! However, it also brings sad sad news. Like that reported over on In Fact, Ah about Blogarrah’s shocking

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Eire has lost its fada

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Yeah yeah, tá fhí­os agam gur dúirt mé[1] that I wouldn’t be talking about christmas again for a while, ach then I spotted this great pic over at the Drawn blog and couldn’t resist. It is from Fleet Street Scandal if you wanna go take a look. I’m a little tired this morning, went out for one drink last night

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The Departed dir. by

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It took me a while, but I finally managed to go see this film last night, and now I want to go again, because it really is fantastic. Bloody, violent, full of no-good nastiness and general scumbaggery. But wonderful to watch all the same. The film begins “some years ago” where we see a young Colin Sullivan being approached by

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