Book Twenty One.
Eleventh Brookmyre. I now realise i may have been dragging my... eyes(?) with reading Crusoe, knowing that this Brookmyre was the last Parlabane. I didn't want it to end. I didn't want Parlabane to end... but you'll have to read the book to find out more about that. I will just say that by the end, i was doing a smug dance. Brookmyre was as clever and funny as normal.
Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks = ((woo-woo + science) x Parlabane) ^ scepticism.
It took me 20 days to read this book. Blaaaah. I can't even be bothered to write a proper review yet. It's not a bad book, but it's not good, either. It... it repeats itself. A lot. And the main character is... not stupid, but not clever, and half annoying and half endearing. On the plus side, he uses the word 'tither' a lot.
Spinach and mizuna are going nuts! We have had so much salad! Nom.
The mange touts are out and the bamboo frame is up.
We also planted carrots, beetroot and pumpkins but there is nothing to see of them yet.
Yay for gardening!
17th May 2012, 13:21
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The last time i brought a book to work it got damaged in my bag, so i've decided to keep future books safe in sealable bags.
Apparently this is rather nerdy, and this morning BeardyMan suggested i get myself a pocket protector.
Tenth Brookmyre. I take it back; this is the longest book title ever. The content is still as top-notch as ever. BeardyMan told me the quality went down after All Fun and Games... but i don't agree so far. SO MANY Scottish colloquialisms, they'll be with me for a while. I already used 'greet' out loud today.
A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil = ((School kids + growing up) x murder) ^ so many Scottish colloquialisms there was a glossary.
This roll had been in my camera half finished since last summer. Oops? I finally finished it off recently.
The older shots all came out blurry because i had the Holga on the long-exposure setting. Another oops? But i quite like them anyway.
Most of the first half were from a trip me, BeardyMan and his sister went on to Thornton Abbey (shown in the first photo) and the Humber bridge (which gave me vertigo--see photo three).
1st May 2012, 13:10
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I read The Vesuvius Club and The Devil in Amber a few years ago and loved them. This has been on my wish list since i found out it had been released. A wonderful conclusion for the lovely Lucifer Box. Many laughs, and many cringes... often at the same time.
Meet George the giraffe. He comes in many colours.
Random gifts in to post from awesome people make me smile.