In April I read 7 books, 5 by women and 2 by men. Two non-fiction. My book of the month has to be The cat who walked a thousand miles by Kij Johnson. It was a reread, and really a short story, but still. It is a lovely little story and everytime I read it […]
This news, that Amazon Studios to Bring Iain M. Banks’s Culture to the Small Screen, could be interesting, I read a fair few Banks books in the past. Never got through all the Culture ones, but I did enjoy them and I’m sure that a reread would be well worth it.
Some movies want to make you act antisocially or, I dunno, drive really aggressively or beat somebody up. Black Panther makes you want to go home and clean up your neighborhood. Organize. Paint something. It makes you want to retire old, stupid grudges and remember our common causes. Christopher James Priest – 30th Jan 2018 […]
We are all possible victims We are all possible perpetrators. Possible bystanders.
And like that January is over and we’re slap bang into February! It’d be remiss of me, and possibly even unIrish if I didn’t mention the beginning of the “stretch in the evening”, I actually got home from work one day this week and it was still bright out! Spring is here. But I guess […]
I’m going to ignore how terrible a year it was, in so many ways, and just look at the books and film I enjoyed this year. I just about made my target of 105 books read in 2017, the longest of which was Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. It is a big […]
it cant be bargained with, it cant be reasoned with, it doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear, and it absolutely will not stop
So I’ve been mostly absent from www-land recently
There is a whole heap of bad news out in the world. There are terrible things happening all over the world. But it does no harm to share some of the good news stories too. There is some good in this world … and it’s worth fighting for. The people of Ballaghaderreen1 are building a […]
So, another year has come and gone, and I doubt I’m the only one who was a tad disappointed by certain events1 this year. Plus all those celebrity deaths. It has been an interesting2 year on a global scale. Book & filmwise there has been some great stuff released. I’m going to just run a […]
It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a non-book/film post here. I almost don’t know how to start them anymore. So, let’s see, what’s been going on. Well, this summer I fostered a dog1 from a local dog rescue. She was originally in the dog pound but has headed off to Sweden now to […]
In her round-up of 2014 and look forward to 2015 Katherine of The Writerly Reader mentioned she would be doing The Gothic Challenge this year. It is hosted by Books under the bed and is all about getting readers to experience Gothic Fiction, i.e. Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre […]
Happy New Year everybody, I hope you had a great 2014 and that 2015 will continue that way. I did my mini book & film review of the year already, and I hope I get to read as many good books this year as I did last. For 2015, as you can see if you’re […]