30 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Review: Gut by Giulia Enders

Gut by Giulia Enders is an excellent, readable book, shedding light on one of the most underrated parts of our body. The book is divided into three broad sections: first, the physiology from the mouth to the bum (though it actually starts at the bum, since that’s the bit that gets our juvenile attention, then […]

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21 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Review: “Er ist wieder da” (“Look Who’s Back”) by Timur Vermes

“Er ist wieder da” by Timur Vermes is a German satirical novel about Hitler. (As my German extends as far as noting that the apple is green and the girl’s dress is blue, I read it in translation as “Look Who’s Back” by Jamie Bulloch.) The story begins with Hitler waking up, dazed and stinking […]

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15 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – winter/excuse, colour of the moon/glitter & dance, giggling

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1. The first double-sock day and winter scarf wearing of the season. I forgot how much I like my cosy winter attire. 1b. I accidentally felt my cowl while washing it. It’s only slightly felted but enough to reduce its previously lovely drape. Still, it’s only one ball of wool and a couple of hours […]

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14 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – still wags, music, soup

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1. Lily’s still poorly – improving but still poorly. Yet her tail wags as fast as ever when I offer her some treats and later, when John comes home. 2. It feels like ages since I’ve listened to some of my favourite music. The warm blanket of melodies on a cold day. 3. The individual […]

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13 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – plot/new bed/pulled, cat man, crunch/contrast

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1. The day is bright enough to lure me down to the allotment for the first time in three weeks. Everything is, thankfully, undisturbed: the only signs of the wet, warm weather of late are the full water butts, the sogginess underfoot along the paths, and the healthy fat overwintered broad bean seedlings. 1b. The […]

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13 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Review: Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

I’m planning to read (or re-read) and review a number of graphic novels & comic collections in 2016. The reviews probably won’t be quite as in-depth as some of my others but anyway, this is the first: Despite watching the film countless times over the years, I realised towards the end of last year that […]

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