I’ve just finished re-reading this classic story, which came out in 2003. When I first read it, it became one of my all-time favourites. My second reading of it has only deepened my love for such a remarkable book.
Just three weeks short of his first birthday, our Svennypoo has killed his first bird, causing some mixed emotions. At least I’ve discovered how mobile phones are the best way to read books in the modern world.
I've had a chance to watch a bit more television than usual recently. Here are my reviews of You, Manhunt: Unabomber, Behind Her Eyes, the Queen's Gambit and Peaky Blinders.
This latest journal entry talks about the structure of my writing and some possibilities for the future. It touches on therapeutic societies and whether they are a good or bad thing, before discussing my lockdown fatigue. Finally, there are some short reviews of films I've seen recently.
This latest journal entry covers the return to writing of one of the great Cumbrian writers, Les Floyd, who made his comeback this week, after three years away, by publishing an early contender for blog of the year.
Chapter Ten: Glenn Roeder Tribute, Darts Tips for 2021, Newcastle's Injury Crisis and Something Nice That Happened Today
This latest journal entry pays tribute to Glenn Roeder, the former Newcastle player and manager. I also name five darts players I think will shine this year, comment on how Newcastle's injury crisis should be seen as an opportunity, and finish with a nice story that made me smile.
I recently finished reading Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, by Akala. Having taken a few days to collect my thoughts, I have written this review of the book I declare is 'an incendiary dissection of the problems affecting modern society.'
Having finished reading Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper today, I wanted to write about it because it is a powerful book, one many people could learn from and one that deserves to be read by as wide an audience as possible.
My online journals begin with the stresses of university, the irritating aspects of being on-hold over the phone, the positives of home-schooling and the entertainment I have enjoyed this week.