Monthly Archives: January 2010


A swift, pure cry by

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Author: Siobhan Down ISBN: 9780099488163 DDC: 823.92 LibraryThing | Wikipedia | Siobhan Dowd Trust The place brought to mind a sinking ship. Wood creaked on the floor, across the pews, up in the gallery. Around the walls, a fierce March wind chased itself. Michelle Talent is the eldest of three children. Her father spends his time out collecting for charities,

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The Ask and the Answer by

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Author: Patrick Ness
Chaos Walking #2
Okay, so I loved and adored the first book in this series, even with its horrible cliff-hanger of an ending. Luckily enough I had this one waiting at work, so I didn’t have long to wait before I found out about what happened next. If you haven’t read the first book you shouldn’t read this one. Just don’t. Put the book down and go look for The Knife of Never Letting Go, you really won’t have a clue what is going on if you don’t.

Just a word of warning, there are *mild* spoilers in this review.

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Sherlock Holmes dir. by

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Based on books by Arthur Conan Doyle IMDb ; Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie’s re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes is quite a different man from the detective that might pop into your head when you hear the name. There are similarities, of course, but this film has all the flash of a Ritchie film. All that flash and very little depth. Which

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2010 #1

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I didn’t get very far with my weekly photos last year. Only had 8 or so I think, judging by archives. But still, 8 is better than none. Right? This was taken from my apartment balcony in Mullingar. It was taken the week before Christmas and the weather is still freezing. Worse now than in that photo. I know, I

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East of the Sun by

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by Julia Gregson

I wasn’t too sure about this book when I first started to read it. It didn’t quite grab my attention, and I wasn’t sure that I’d like any of the three main characters. But I persevered. And came to really quite enjoy it. The story is set in 1928, and our heroes are off to India. One to start a new life with her fiancée whom she really doesn’t know. One to serve as bridesmaid but really part of the “Fishing Fleet” off looking for a husband. And the third is looking for independence and a new life in an old home.

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Where the Wild Things are dir. by

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based on the book by Maurice Sendak I was never exposed to this book as a kid so didn’t have that “cool, but I hope they don’t wreck it” sort of expectation that some had when they first heard this was going to be adapted into a film. The book itself is a picture book, only a couple of hundred

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Happy New Year!

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A little late, perhaps, but it must mean something that I’ve gone to the huge effort of typing that post title? No? I’ve just taken down all the xmas decorations, the place is looking a little bare now, soon I shall polish off the end of the xmas chocolate, maybe tidy the place, and then the new year will really

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