Archive for August, 2012

Swimming Home

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

In books read on August 22, 2012

Found this on the Booker Prize longlist and picked it up to read on holiday. A couple of weeks later my memory of it is very 'meh', for want of a better description. Surprised to see it has made the shortlist as it didn't make a great impression upon me.

This was a kindle eBook.

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Water Zorbing

In instagram on August 21, 2012

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On The Beach

In instagram on August 21, 2012

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

In books read on August 20, 2012

I enjoyed this book, another one found on the Booker Longlist, though I'm not surprised that it hasn't made the shortlist. A bit of a gimmicky book, Harold sets out to post a letter in Devon and ends up trying to walk all the way to Berwick-on-Tweed at the far end of England, but an interesting look at a family from a different angle. The story has stuck with me longer than the one from Swimming Home anyway. And I'd certainly look the author up again, I think this is her first novel but she writes Afternoon Plays for Radio 4 so it's not a surprise she can string an interesting story together that holds your interest.

This was a kindle eBook.

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Paddling

In instagram on August 20, 2012

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Under the Road

In instagram on August 20, 2012

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Bridge

In instagram on August 20, 2012

Everything is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer

Everything is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer by Duncan J. Watts

In books read on August 19, 2012

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

This was a kindle eBook.

Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming

Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming by Peter Seibel

In books read on August 19, 2012

This has been lurking on my Kindle for over a year. I read it in small chunks when I ran out of other things to read. Interesting look at how other programmers, mostly people I've heard of, all much better than me, work and think. Lots that I agree with, plenty I disagree with too. I'm glad I read it slowly, there's a lot to absorb. The interviewer annoyed me a bit in places but overall it was a worthwhile read.

This was a kindle eBook.

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Tree on Stilts

In instagram on August 18, 2012


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