Tag Archives | wonderful
I’m terrible at reading magazines I have discovered. I have a subscription to Apex and I don’t think I’ve read […]
Posted on 11 February 2014 | By Fence | 5 responses
Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, […]
Posted on 10 February 2014 | By Fence
Book one in the Promise of Stones series. Fox is a young girl growing up on the Stone Body, a […]
Posted on 31 July 2012 | By Fence | 2 responses
Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge Many, many moons ago Carl posted his review of this book. […]
Posted on 4 May 2012 | By Fence | 12 responses
It is strange, I’ve often come across media stories on the “decline” of reading as a result of modern technology. […]
Posted on 16 August 2011 | By Fence | 7 responses
Every night Conor O’Malley has the nightmare. Every night. But tonight something is different. Tonight there is a new monster. A new nightmare. And Conor isn’t sure if this is a dream or not. But either way, this is the monster he was fearing. This monster, the yew tree, tells him that it will tell him three stories. And then Conor will tell the monster a story. A true story. And if he doesn’t, then the monster will eat him alive.
Posted on 15 May 2011 | By Fence | 8 responses
by Roald Dahl
Sophie couldn’t sleep.
A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right on to her pillow.
One night, a young girl, unable to sleep makes her way to the window and spies a mysterious giant, with a suitcase and some sort of a trumpet. Discovering that he has been spotted this giant kidnaps the little girl, Sophie, and takes her off to Giant Country. There Sophie discovers that this giant, The Big Friendly Giant, is not like the other giants. He is much smaller than them for one thing, but also, they are murderers who delight in guzzling up human beans, whereas the BFG is only interested in sharing Dreams with people. Can Sophie and the BFG come up with a plan to defeat the like of The Fleshlumpeater and The Childchewer.
Posted on 26 June 2010 | By Fence | 3 responses
So y’all know that I luuurve James Purefoy, mainly because he was so great as Mark Anthony in Rome, but also so adorable in A Knight’s Tale so of course I was predisposed to like this. Then again I wasn’t too impressed with Vanity Fair so it doesn’t always follow that actors I like = good films.
Posted on 22 February 2010 | By Fence | 4 responses
ISBN: 9780981784649 I have a lot of fears. I’m a big fan of Ursula Vernon’s Digger comic, but I’ve never […]
Posted on 24 November 2009 | By Fence
based on book by Roald Dahl If you haven’t seen this film then quick, go now. It isn’t that I’m […]
Posted on 9 November 2009 | By Fence
ISBN: 9780007200283 Other reviews Master was a little crazy; he had spent too many years reading books overseas, talked to […]
Posted on 11 July 2008 | By Fence | 2 responses
It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been occupying my imagination now for some days.
The Remains of the Day is about Stevens, a butler in a “grand old English house”. He spent his life trying to be a “great” butler in the service of Lord Darlington. With the death of Darlington he remains in Darlington Hall working for the new owner a rich American, Mr Farraday. It is at Mr. Farraday’s suggestion that Stevens, our narrator, first begins thinking about taking a short trip out into the English countryside, and to see Miss Kenton. Now Mrs. Benn she recently sent him a letter, hinting, Stevens thinks, at her unhappy marriage and her wish to return to service in Darlington Hall. On his journey Stevens reflects over his life and the changes he has seen.