Category Archives: Shiny

Sagas of Icelanders

The ugly duckling

So myself and himself have gotten in the habit of bedtime stories. We started off with some fairy tales. First those classic old Ladybird books. We were doing some wearing out at work so I nabbed a couple of the real old ones and borrowed a few of the less tatty ones. Then we turned to free ebooks and got

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Author talk by

Patrick Ness in easons

As you may remember, last year I came across a series of books by Patrick Ness, The Chaos Walking trilogy. Which I loved. They even made me cry they were so good. And when I spotted that he was going to write a book based on an idea by Siobhan Dowd I thought, oh, that sounds fascinating. And then I saw the cover, and thought “ooooohhh that looks veeeery interesting”.

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I haz new old books!

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

The private world of georgette heyer” My talks with Dean Spanly Post-captain The Poor mouth One of the bonuses of working in a library is the fact that I get first dibs on the sales! yay!

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I’m afraid I was very very drunk at the time

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

I has returned from my holiday in Amerikay! New York is such a weird place to visit as a tourist because, obviously, you don’t know the place but everywhere is ever so slightly familiar. I blame television[1] We stayed a week, went up the Empire State, went by Ellis & Liberty Island, wandered through Chinatown. Ate steak, cheesecake and milkshakes.

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A little late, but nevertheless

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

I’m posting. I can hear y’all celebrate from here I was away at a wedding at the weekend and that’s my excuse for not posting when I said I would. Funny how I always seem to have an excuse isn’t it? Anyways, my news is that I got engaged. Who’d have thunk it? I certainly wouldn’t have, not a year

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