Archive for September, 2006

t

Miranda on the Phone (on Vimeo)Miranda & the Kids (on Vimeo)Miranda at Work IIIMiranda at Work IIMiranda at Work I

Read More »

Flickr Pics 20th September 2006

on September 20, 2006 by kirsty

Leave a Comment

Post

links for 2006-09-19

In links on September 19, 2006

...

Mother’s Milk by Edward St Aubyn

In books read on September 19, 2006

Loved this. It's on the Booker Prize shortlist; it had the longest odds when I first looked but now I've read it the odds have shortened. At least that's how it looks from here.

Fabulous family story dealing, as the title implies, with mothers; the beginnings and the ends of lives, and the complications in between. Fabulously readable from the first page. I liked the changing viewpoints, long sections to start with and then muddling up as the story got more involved. I didn't like some of the characters very much at all but loved their story.

I read The Secret River recently which I also liked and which is also on the Booker shortlist. I'd back this one over it I think, but they are both worth a read. I don't think I'll manage to obtain the other four or read them before the winner is announced though!

Borrowed.

Post

links for 2006-09-18

In links on September 18, 2006

t

Just Going Up To The Top....Up the Slide IIIUp the Slide IIUp the Slide IThe Kid Ate My StickerMirror Tunnel IIMirror Tunnel I

Read More »

Flickr Pics 18th September 2006

on September 18, 2006 by kirsty

Leave a Comment

Post

links for 2006-09-17

In links on September 17, 2006

...

Locked Rooms by Laurie R King

In books read on September 16, 2006

I think this takes me back up to date in the Mary Russell series. I'll be waiting for a new book. (Though I'm also very pleased to find that King's latest gives her other sleuth, modern day Kate Martinelli, an overdue outing.)

I didn't find this as all consuming as the last couple of books, but enjoyed the foray to 1920s San Francisco. Sherlock Holmes meeting up with Dasheill Hammett was a lovely touch and the sort of thing that's made this series worth reading. King has breathed new life into Holmes for me.

Purchased on 24th August 2006.

t

Tropical World VIIITropical World VIITropical World VITropical World VTropical World IVTropical World IIITropical World IITropical World IFountainPen

Read More »

Flickr Pics 14th September 2006

on September 14, 2006 by kirsty

Leave a Comment

...

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

In books read on September 11, 2006

Great book. A fast read but one that's likely to stick with me for a long time. The story is about William Thornhill, born in London in 1777, and transported to New South Wales as a convict in the early nineteenth century; and in a wider sense also about the awful treatment of the aboriginal people of Australia by the settlers.

Very well written; quite weighty but also easy to read. I'll be on the lookout for Grenville's other books.

Borrowed.

t

Chocolate Biscuit

Read More »

Flickr Pics 10th September 2006

on September 10, 2006 by kirsty

Leave a Comment


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '<' in /home/nocto/public_html/wp-content/themes/depo-square/footer.php on line 4