Meme, meme, meme, meme, memely meme*

* to be sung to the tune of Two and a half men‘s theme tune. Via Carl’s blog Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror? All of the above, although more fantasy than any of the others. But really I like books that have a bit of everything thrown in. Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market […]

Linky goodness

Look, we’re Nevada[1] So when do we become the main gambling and prostitution attraction of Europe? And in more linking to stuff rather than come up with stuff of my own I give you dinosaurs and a dreamcoat, a ship and… well just take a look at some of the art on Philip Straub’s site[2] […]


So I have a cold today, was snuffly yesterday and today am a veritable snot-monster[1] so have been plonked in front of the telly watching shite. Not BSG season 3 episodes1 & 2 which I have recorded, cause that would be sensible, no, I’m watching shite. A couple of episodes of The Dog Whisperer which […]

Friday Five Mish Mosh

Yes, I am making this a habit. And yes, this habit did start in the new year. But it is in no way a resolution type thing of any shape, variety, colour, creed, species… you get the picture. This weeks questions: 1. favorite cereal and why? – At the moment Weetabix. No particular reason. And […]

Nomination time

This year’s nominees for the Orange British Academy Film Awards have been announced: Best Film: BABEL – Alejandro González Iñárritu/Jon Kilik/Steve Golin THE DEPARTED – Brad Pitt/Brad Grey/Graham King THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND – Andrea Calderwood/Lisa Bryer/Charles Steel LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE* THE QUEEN – Tracey Seaward/Christine Langan/Andy Harries I haven’t seen two of these, […]

Favourite flicks of 2006

Well, I did the books so now I’m turning my attention to the films. And in no particular order my top films of 2006 are: The Departed[1] Violent and great. But must be call “The Depaaahrted” for proper effect. Both DiCaprio & Damon were great, but the whole supporting cast were fantastic. Pan’s Labyrinth[2] I […]

Squally out, innit?

Woke up to a hidjis morning today. Gale force winds kept trying to break into my room through the window, aided and abetted by lashing rain, and it was 5 o’clock. Luckily I fell back to sleep fairly quickly. I did get up a little earlier than usual, on account of the rugby tickets for […]

The Three Evangelists

The first Vargas book I read was Seeking Whom He May Devour, which I loved, and the reason I picked it up was because I liked the cover, well, this one doesn’t have quite such a gripping cover, but it really did grow on me. It is quite simple, just a tree picked out by a shaft of light in a garden, everything else is half hidden in the darkness. It really suits the story.

As I’ve mentioned before characters are what make, or break, a book for me. And this book has great, if slightly odd, stars. Eccentric is probably the polite term.

Bit of this and that

In the current climate of this whole “war on terror” thing that we have going on, what do you think we need most in the world? Obviously the answer is… more war! Throw your hands up in the air[1] and celebrate. Or just do what I normally do, that is shrug and ignore. I went […]

Books and Rugby and whatnot

It is January, so that means the Six Nations is just around the corner, and I’ve just gotten my ever-so-secret instructions from the Irish Rugby Supporters club that’ll enable me to purchase my ticket for the match against France tomorrow. Nice one. Just the one, but that won’t stop me. I’m so heading to Croker […]

Miss Potter

I don’t ever remember reading any of Beatrix Potter’s books, but I’m still familiar with them, but for many other people I’m sure they are fond childhood memories. They are after all among the best-selling children’s books of all time. Although back in the early 1900’s most of the publishers that Miss Potter approached didn’t […]