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Pumpkin

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Our pumpkins grew. Pity they didn't ripen very well... we turned a slice of this (huge) one into (kind of bland) soup. Oh well. They grew, that's the main thing.

Plugged

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Book Forty Three.

BeardyMan 'accidentally' read this whole book in bed before going to sleep recently. This of course meant i had to read it. I managed it in four days. It's an easy read, but a good read. It's easy because nothing drags, there is something interesting going on constantly. Okay, i pretty much hated every character, but that's not at all unusual for me.

The Seeds of Time

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Book Forty Two.

Have i mentioned how much i love John Wyndham? It is a lot. This is a collection of 10 short science fiction stories. Instant favourite. I could see where each story was heading from quite early on, but that only made me want to read quicker and know the details. Wyndham's brain... brilliant.

The Bridge

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Book Forty One.

Slowly working my way through Banks' books (in chronological order, obviously). This one... was good, but too long. Like, unnecessarily long. It's a rather simple--but interesting--idea, but it dragged on too long. I think i preferred Walking On Glass.

My Beautiful Laundrette

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Book Forty.

BeardyMan bought this (for a very reasonable price, as you can see) years ago after seeing the film. I haven't seen the film, but i have now read the script. It was enjoyable enough, but i think i would have enjoyed it lots more as prose.

Birthday Muffins

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I may have gone a little overboard with the icing and decoration, but what can you do? NOM.

Cards on the Table

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Book Thirty Nine.

I liked this one a lot. It was sensibly and obviously based on psychology and character analysis. Also, Poirot got to be his beautifully arrogant self a lot ♥ I do wonder just how much better it would have been if i knew anything at all about Bridge, though...

The Sisters Brothers

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Books Thirty Eight.

I bought this when i spotted it in a charity shop, remembering swamprose's recommendation in a previous post. And i totally, utterly loved it. I knew i really liked it quite early on, and knew i could love it, depending on how the ending went. The ending went well. The Sisters brothers are a wonderful duo. Eli i loved almost instantly, while Charlie took a while to grow on me. I was rooting for them all the way, though.