Archive for November, 2005

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The Music of Chance by Paul Auster

In books read on November 29, 2005

Like being sucked head first into a deadly whirlwind or something. You keep hoping the characters are going to get out, get away, hoping beyond hope until.... I won't give the story away. Fabulous book, more like one of Aesop's fables than anything else I've read in a long while. Another of Darren's picks. I'm lucky to have a bloke with good taste in books!

Borrowed.

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We got Snow!Yuck!Hey!

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Flickr Pics 28th November 2005

on November 28, 2005 by kirsty

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Shredding PaperBig Smile

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Flickr Pics 27th November 2005

on November 27, 2005 by kirsty

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Keeping Watch by Laurie R King

In books read on November 26, 2005

I bought this blindly because I love King's books and then discovered that the UK publishers weren't printing it here because the story has a lot to do with Vietnam and they thought that a UK audience wouldn't be interested. This kind of put me off reading it myself.

I'm very glad I have eventually got around to reading it because it's an excellent story about a man who is totally damaged by his experiences in Vietnam but most of the story is about his later life in which he rescues abused women and children and the plot zooms in on his very last rescue. I'm glad to say that even the parts of the book set in Vietnam are captivating. A great read.

Purchased on 24th August 2004.

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Flickr Pics 26th November 2005

on November 26, 2005 by kirsty

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Trolley IITrolley IArctic Weather IIIArctic Weather IIArctic Weather INaptime IINaptime IGoing Bananas (on Vimeo)Random Miranda (on Vimeo)

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Flickr Pics 25th November 2005

on November 25, 2005 by kirsty

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A Cotswold Killing by Rebecca Tope

In books read on November 20, 2005

Enjoyable stuff as always from Rebecca Tope. Commendable because it's in many ways got a typical 'cosy' mystery setup (newly widowed housesitter stumbles into murder investigation in pretty village) but managed to never make me scream 'no, don't go down the dark staircase to the cellar alone without a torch!' even though the central character did some things that were almost as bad as going down that rickety staircase a few times.

Borrowed.

A copy of this book is available on BookMooch.

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Flickr Pics 18th November 2005

on November 18, 2005 by kirsty

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The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett

In books read on November 16, 2005

I've read the book, but not yet written anything down about it. Check back later (maybe!).

Purchased on 3rd March 2001.

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Coming!Blueberry Breakfast

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Flickr Pics 14th November 2005

on November 14, 2005 by kirsty

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