Monthly Archives | January 2010

The greatest knight

Author: Elizabeth Chadwick

William Marshall was a real person; born in relative obscurity he rose through the ranks to become “the greatest knight that ever lived” as well as Earl of Pembroke. He served under four kings of England, although this book only covers his exploits under two, Henry II and Richard I. He married Isabel de Clare, who was the daughter of Strongbow. And through her gained the rights to Leinster.

2010 #4

I bake!

I’m Captain François Blaze Martin of the Seablaze. You can call me Blaze.

Sometimes looking at my Statcounter details I’m a little icked out. I mean fanfic is all well and good, but […]

It is just a slice of cheese

That should be, I dunno, a metaphor for life. Or summat. I mean It is just a slice of cheese. […]

The Ultimates

Writ: Mark Millar & Illus: Bryan Hitch

I was a little disappointed in these graphic novels. Mainly because they often seemed to look for the cheap laugh while at the same time trying to be all gritty at the same time. You can usually go for one or the other, but both at the same time usually doesn’t work.

2010 #3

Over the winter I’ve been putting out food for the birdses. I usually don’t get to see them enjoy it […]

Here lies Arthur

ISBN: 9780439955331 LibraryThing | Author’s site Some stories will never stop being retold. How many different versions of the Arthurian […]

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Memo to self, go through links and cull cull cull. And then repopulate. So many blogs have moved. Do blogs move? Now I have this image of a herd of blogs trundling across the savannah looking for greener pastures, but they are not alone. With them come the predators; trolls, flamers, and worst of all, the spammers!

The Road

based on book by Cormac McCarthy IMDb | Metacritic Grey is the first word I think of when I think […]

The beekeeper’s apprentice

Author: Laurie R. King
A Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery #1
I read the most recent of this series recently, and really enjoyed it, so of course I had to pick up the first in the series and get introduced to the characters properly. I just couldn’t shake the impression that I was missing out on so much when I read The language of bees. And, of course, one should always begin at the beginning. It is a very good place to start, or so I’ve heard.

Daybreakers

IMDb ; Official Site ; MetaCritic This film is utterly meh-worthy. It isn’t entertaining enough to be enjoyable, but isn’t […]

2010 #2

Week 2: We don’t normally get snow in Ireland. And when we do get it, it is usually a light […]