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Books of the year 2014
Confirmed: When I stick to themes that I already know like I'm usually happy: New, fresh, contemporary, darkly comic, dysfunctional, character-based. Reconfirmed: When I try books everyone raves about, which I've a gut feeling aren't for me I'm nearly always disappointed:...
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The Circle (Audiobook)
The Circle is Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter rolled into 1 and turned up to 11. It's a parody of social media and it's a parody of society in general. Or at least the portion of society that is addicted to...
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My year with a Fitbit Flex
What’s a Fitbit Flex? A fancy pedometer, that you wear permanently, which counts your steps, and syncs with apps to show you nice visual stats, and gives you a surprisingly rewarding 5 lights when you reach your target. Is that...
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Under The Skin
The Book I’ve been meaning to write this review for a while but the book is a Kindle Daily Deal today. So get it while it's cheap. The Movie I think sometimes, that people look in the wrong places for...
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The Bone Clocks (Audiobook)
Some books really seem to narrow the gap between short stories, novellas, and novels. Take George Saunders’ Tenth of December, the off-kilter dystopian world these short stories are set in give it a combined narrative that makes it seem very...
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Mi padre es muerto
If the sun on my face wasn't good enough reason to be sprightly, having an appointment; some business to attend to, while hurriedly strolling down a dusty backstreet in Spain, felt quite good and purposeful. I could almost imagine that...
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Raw Spirits
Big Brother is on. So I'm off. Even though I was just about to tackle a scary pile of ironing, I’m just so rock ‘n’ roll these days! So I'll write this instead. I’ve just finished reading ‘Raw Spirits’ by...
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