Monthly Archives: January 2010


The greatest knight by ,

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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.

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It is just a slice of cheese

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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 is a far far different thing that a slice. Seriously though, it is something to remember when you’re stressing

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The Ultimates by

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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.

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2010 #3

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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 I got this photo over the xmas. It isn’t a great photo, but it is just a typical Blue

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Here lies Arthur by

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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 germ of an idea with someone doesn’t mean you can’t go something new with it. A retelling can be

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The beekeeper’s apprentice by

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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.

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Daybreakers dir. by , ,

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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 to be an “original” take on the vamp movie I suppose, with its vampires running the world and humans

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2010 #2 by

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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 Last Sat a couple of us went up to Bushy Park in Dublin and had fun sliding down hills and

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