Can someone explainify this to me? I know the basics, you know that you’re supposed to hit the balls and that a six is a good thing. But the rest of it, wooooosh, straight over my head. Random fact; before the arrival of the GAA and the Land League campaign cricket was hugely popular in […]
Carl is running another challenge, and this time I’m going to join in. And I think I’m going to do Quest 3: Read at least one book from each of the four genres of story, and finish up the challenge with a June reading of Shakespeareâ€™s A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream. And the categories are: Mythology, […]
This was an impulse purchase, I’ve read one or two others by Tepper and although I enjoyed them I do think that she has a tendency to be a little preachy in her books. However if the story is good enough I’m willing to overlook that, and I’d have to say that I really enjoyed this novel. Set at some point far in the future when humankind has colonised many different worlds, the majority of this book takes place on the planet Grass, among the insular bon as the aristocrats are called.
It is Friday today. Aren’t you glad? First of all, especially for the In Fact, Ah peoples we bring you Dinosaurs and their Biscuits. How cool is that? And second of all, via Jayne’s World comes this vidjo and song, all about why new BSG is better than old BSG
Thirteen Things Fictional Characters I Love in no particular order, and I know I’ve left out loads. So think of this as a random selection out of all the ones I love. Obviously The Man They Call Jayne. C’mon, you all knew that was coming, right? After all, who doesn’t love a mercenary-type who’d turn […]
There really isn’t all that much to this film, which is loosely based on the life of Jane Austen, it is watchable but not memorable. The film amps up the real-life flirtation between Austen and Tom Lefroy to turn it into a full blown romance, with elopement and other such excitements thrown in. There may […]
I sometimes think that the art of taking notes is long dead. I remember going to college, reading books and or journals and taking notes about what I’d read. I rarely, if ever see students doing that any more. Now what they do is print off reams of articles they’ll never read. And photocopy an […]
It appears that it has been quite some time since I last wrote any fiction. Although I suppose that whole inane post regarding the love between chickens and cows and their offspring could be considered a strange form of fiction. Any way, I’ve decided that I’m going to use the LunaNina words as inspiration. Each week:”(providing you remember that just because I say that I intend to do something doesn’t actually mean that it will happen)”: I’ll pick one of her words and maybe write something inspired by it. This week Bread
I still do not know the exact point at which I first became aware; all I can recall is waking up very gradually and becoming increasingly conscious that I was probably in this world, or somewhere else, other than just being dead.
In 1996 Mick Doyle suffered a brain haemorrhage and spent four weeks in a coma. He was lucky enough to wake up and to be able to begin the road back to recovery. This book tells his story of recuperation. A former international rugby player, an Irish rugby coach, a British and Irish Lions coach, a media pundit, Doyle was also lucky enough to be on of the 0.16 per cent of people who recover from a brain haemorrhage. Hence the title of the book.
I’ve been hugely amused by an ad currently showing for TG4 and their blending of US imports and Irish shows, who’d ever have linked Cold Case and Ros na RÃºn i such a manner. Kudos to Alan of Invariable Plethora for the youtube goodness, and for that image combining Nip/Tuck with Ros na RÃºn. Pop […]
I have a feeling that how you feel at the end of seeing this film will be hugely coloured by your mindset before the film began. Personally I loved it. Wonderful visuals and a great story. Wasn’t overly impressed with the characterisation, but you can’t have everything.
The film begins with a voice-over, and this narrator pipes up throughout the film, sometimes describing the action that we are watching on screen. I have no doubt that some will find this redundant, but, given the ending and who the narrator is I think this device actually works really well. Plus he does add to the melodramatic, over the top atmosphere that make this such a good film.
We’ll begin with the vague; this morning, or possibly last night there was an ad on the radio. This of course is not a rare occurrence. There are many radios in the world, and usually they have ads. Every 15 minutes or so seems to be standard. But, getting specific here, I’m referring to a […]