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Flickr Pics 28th August 2009

on August 28, 2009 by kirsty

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Flickr Pics 25th August 2009

on August 26, 2009 by kirsty

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Blood of the Isles by Bryan Sykes

In books read on August 19, 2009

A fascinating book about the genetic history of the British Isles as seen through our mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomes. The author spends a long time talking about our history as seen through fable, story and oral history, the kind of thing you might think was just pie in the sky made up by our ancestors to sound good (or bad as desired). I found these history lessons a little longwinded but it was enthralling when they were linked up with the evidence from our genes.

Purchased on 25th July 2009.

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→On Language – All-Purpose Pronoun – NYTimes.com

In delicious on August 10, 2009 Tagged: , ,

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"It’s a shame that grammarians ever took umbrage at the singular they." Certainly is.

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→On Language – All-Purpose Pronoun – NYTimes.com

In delicious on August 10, 2009 Tagged: , ,

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"It’s a shame that grammarians ever took umbrage at the singular they." Certainly is.

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→On Language – All-Purpose Pronoun – NYTimes.com

In delicious on August 10, 2009 Tagged: , ,

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"It’s a shame that grammarians ever took umbrage at the singular they." Certainly is.

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Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt

In books read on August 9, 2009

Probably the most famous of the "lets explain the world using economics!" books which there may be a lot of around at the moment, or it may just be that I've noticed them in the last few years and they were moving below my radar before that. Not my favourite of the genre. Too many American examples (which is fair enough as the authors are Americans, just didn't suit me this time) and too many things that seemed to concentrate on the sensational aspects. Didn't find it well rounded I guess.

I'll still probably take time to read the recently released follow up sometime though as it was interesting and well written and made me think even when I was disagreeing with it.

Purchased on 25th July 2009.

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Family Album by Penelope Lively

In books read on August 8, 2009

Penelope Lively is definitely one of my must read authors of the moment. I loved this rambling tale of family life.

Borrowed.

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→Terry Pratchett: “I live in hope I can jump before I am pushed”

In googlereader on August 8, 2009

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→Terry Pratchett: “I live in hope I can jump before I am pushed”

In googlereader on August 8, 2009

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