Archive for January, 2008

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The Shining Skull by Kate Ellis

In books read on January 31, 2008

I think I've talked enough about the shortcomings of this series in the past. But I'll mention something new(ish): this time I thought this was the wrong book to read if you were looking for good police procedure - I can't believe that this is how anyone would handle a kidnapping.

However I guess the short answer (if there was a question) is that I'm not after pin point accuracy in lieu of a good yarn, and Kate Ellis can spin a decent yarn.

One of the things I like about this series in the thinly disguised version of Devon used for location - a short scene set at "Whitepool Sands" had me remembering my daughter falling in the sea at Blackpool Sands for the rest of the book.

Good entertainment.

Borrowed.

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Flickr Pics 31st January 2008

on January 31, 2008 by kirsty

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Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

In books read on January 27, 2008

Lovely. The story of a rather chaotic day in the life of Maggie Moran as she takes in the rather bizarre funeral of her best friend's husband and a side trip to see her son's ex-wife. Dips into the past so many times that you know the character's whole lives. One of those books where if you look at it one way you see that nothing really happens, but from another angle you see that everything happens.

BookMooched.

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→Geek To Live: The art of the doable to-do list

In delicious on January 25, 2008

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"your to-do list can be a tool that guides you through your work, or it can be a big fat pillar of undone time bombs taunting you and your unproductive inadequacy" – my lists have a habit of being the second kind. good advice on changing things about.

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Miranda & Darren

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Flickr Pics 25th January 2008

on January 25, 2008 by kirsty

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→mySociety � Travel-time maps

In delicious on January 24, 2008

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Nice visualisation stuff, makes things very clear.

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→Posie Gets Cozy: Blueberry Hearts

In delicious on January 21, 2008

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heart shaped pancakes, absolutely too cute, but lovely :-)

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→Travel Safely: Create your own DIY first aid kit for the road – Gadling

In delicious on January 19, 2008

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reminder to self: make up a useful mini first aid kit for my family so i don’t end up with sachets of calpol leaking in my bag or away from home with no antiseptic cream or plasters!

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→HOWTO: iPhone Webclip Icons – Dan Dickinson: The Primary Vivid Weblog

In delicious on January 17, 2008

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Flickr Pics 17th January 2008

on January 17, 2008 by kirsty

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