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Book review: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Most dinosaur books I’ve read take a general ‘big picture’ approach: they go over the well known taxonomic groups of dinosaur (theropods, sauropodomorphs, etc) with additional chapters describing things like the world that dinosaurs lived in, how they behaved, how … Continue reading

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Book review: Akresha

Lancashire-based author Jay Tomkinson has recently published his first novel, Akresha – and after learning about it, I was interested to check it out. The protagonist, Jake, has recently been released after the latest of several spells in prison, and … Continue reading

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Book review: Middlemarch (plus The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists)

After listening to the audiobook of Ulysses, and reading War and Peace in print, the last two audiobooks I listened to have also been “classics” that frequently appear on “books to read before you die” lists: The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by … Continue reading

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War and Peace: Yes, It’s Long, But It’s Worth It

Whenever somebody makes a joke or statement regarding a really, really long book, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is the typical reference point. It’s certainly so long as to be intimidating, containing 587,287 words. In contrast, the longest Harry … Continue reading

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Book review: Under The Dome

Under the Dome – Stephen King This novel begins with a simple concept: on an ordinary Saturday morning, the little town of Chester’s Mill in Maine is abruptly surrounded by an invisible force field. The dome extends for miles both … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2016

We can’t know how people will look back on 2016 decades from now, but it has certainly felt tough and filled with uncertainty at this moment. The Olympics were certainly a high point, but times have often been troubled, with … Continue reading

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Book review: Fear The Sky

Fear The Sky – Stephen Moss Last month, I was having trouble deciding which audiobook to listen to via my Audible subscription. Eventually, I decided that since I had enjoyed R.C. Bray’s narration of The Martian so much, I might … Continue reading

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Book review: Raelia

(Also posted on Goodreads) It must be a sign that you’re really into a book series when, while waiting for the next installment to come out, you’re thinking in detail about what you want to see: ‘I hope we get … Continue reading

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Book review: Scribbleboy

Scribbleboy – Philip Ridley I seem to be on a nostalgia kick lately. There’s my Harry Potter re-reading project. I just did a post about some of the dinosaur-themed media I enjoyed at a young age. And in the past … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2015

There’s now only a few days left until 2016, so it’s time to look back on 2015 and think about the kind of year it’s been. The low moments, when they came, were pretty low – not the least of┬áthem … Continue reading

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