Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Friday Read 28/10/11 – Book You Are Embarrassed About Liking

A Book You Are Embarrassed About Liking I’m not really embarrassed about liking it, but other people seem to think I should be… My work as a tour guide involves being a mine of information – useful and otherwise – … Continue reading

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Music Monday 24/10/11 – Y is for…

Has to be a cheat again this week.  Not many Ys in my collection really so I’ll take a step back 20 years and say Y is for Youth!  A few songs that were favourites around two decades ago, in … Continue reading

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Friday Read 21/10/11 – What Makes You Pick Up a Book?

What Makes You Pick Up / Borrow / Buy a Book? This is a tough one, as there are different factors at different times, and it also depends on the type of book – whether it’s a novel or a … Continue reading

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Friday Read 21/10/11 (Catch Up) – Favourite Supporting Character

Your Favourite Supporting Character in a Novel Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings Lord of the Rings has so many characters and storylines going on that it’s hard to say who is the hero, but there is no doubt … Continue reading

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Friday Read 21/10/11 (Catch Up) – Favourite Travel Book

Favourite Travel Book Last Chance to See – Douglas Adams and Mark Cawardine I am going to class this as a travel book, although I suppose wildlife is the main theme.  Douglas and Mark travel around the world to see … Continue reading

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Friday Read 14/10/11 (Catch Up) – A Book That Should Be Compulsory for Everyone

A book that should be compulsory for everyone to read: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins Let’s get one very important thing out of the way right at the outset.  I am an atheist.  So that goes some way towards … Continue reading

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Friday Read 14/10/11 (Catch Up) – Book You’ve Been Told To Read But Never Will

A Book You’ve Been Told You Should Read But Never Will I tend to be quite open to new writers and even genres, but there are definitely a few contenders in this category. Let’s start with Charles Dickens.  I have … Continue reading

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