If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them

Today I begin a new meme, and hereby order you all to partake. Even you Anne, with your abandoned blog :). The details: The Guardian recently came out with a list of the top 50 television dramas. All you have to do is bold the ones you’ve watched in full (or close to), italics for […]

A swift, pure cry

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 […]

The Ask and the Answer

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.

2010 #1

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 know, some of you are saying sure that’s nothing. That you get snow and hail for all 12 months of the year. But in Ireland this is shockingly bad weather. And now they say it may continue til March. That’s just crazy!

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

ISBN: 9781406310252 LibraryThing ; Wikipedia[1] Chaos Walking # 1 I wasn’t too convinced that I was going to like this book when I first started reading it. The first chapter didn’t grab me and I really wasn’t too enthralled by our narrator. To be honest, I didn’t really like him all that much. But the […]

East of the Sun

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.

Happy New Year!

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 […]