Monthly Archive: January 2010

The greatest knight

The greatest knight by ,

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.

It is just a slice of cheese

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. But, some will proclaim, a slice of cheese may be the thin edge of the wedge. And a wedge of cheese...

The Ultimates

The Ultimates by

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

2010 #3

Over the winter I’ve been putting out food for the birdses. I usually don’t get to see them enjoy it as by the time I’m home from work it is getting dark and they are all home for the night. But...

Here lies Arthur

Here lies Arthur by

ISBN: 9780439955331 LibraryThing | Author’s site Some stories will never stop being retold. How many different versions of the Arthurian legends are there out there? And do we really need another? Well, why not. I mean, just because you share the...

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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

The Road dir. by

based on book by Cormac McCarthy IMDb | Metacritic Grey is the first word I think of when I think about this film. Grey and bleak. That is to be expected; this film is set after the apocalypse. A time when...

The beekeeper’s apprentice

The beekeeper’s apprentice by

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

Daybreakers dir. by , ,

IMDb ; Official Site ; MetaCritic This film is utterly meh-worthy. It isn’t entertaining enough to be enjoyable, but isn’t bad enough to merit a walk-out. You’ll most likely forget about it two minutes after you leave the cinema. It’s supposed...

2010 #2

2010 #2 by

Week 2: We don’t normally get snow in Ireland. And when we do get it, it is usually a light dusting so having the white stuff on the ground for pretty much a month was something very different for us :)...