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2015 in reading

Let's see what we've got here... Jan and Feb: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, The Passage by Justin Cronin. April: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, Emergence by John Birmingham. May and June: Resistance by JB,... Continue Reading →

How not to surf

These past six months I've been learning to surf and I believed myself confident enough to say that I had graduated from beginner to novice. Until the incident occurred where I sent myself to the hospital with gut wrenching abdominal... Continue Reading →

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

I'm terrible at book reviews. Ask me to summarise a book and I freeze. I think about all that happened but stutter to explain it all in a few simple sentences and instead tell you in great detail about how... Continue Reading →

Child 44

Recently I was invited to join a book group and as a newly joined member I have not once been to a book club meeting, or even managed to read the monthly chosen books.  Often I am already halfway through... Continue Reading →

Creeping (creepy) surveillance culture

"As I wear this and walk around, it's checking all the faces I walk past and all the vehicles I walk past and notifying me if any of those people are on my watch list," This Stealth mode? item from NPR about... Continue Reading →


Really interesting article over at Deadspin about the man who was Vigo the Carpathian (that creepy painting from Ghostbusters II). Have a read and be unnerved with more detail than you ever knew you wanted to know. Deadspin: The Hateful Life and... Continue Reading →

Squiggles #4

Squiggles sounds a lot like an alternative Wiggles band to me now. I might have to think of another name >_< Ugh, I know.. thinking, right? LeLievre and Andrew Dyson riffing on the potential lowering of the age at which... Continue Reading →

The Girl in the Spider's Web

It's a long time since I read the original Millennium trilogy, not quite as long since I saw David Fincher's version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So to re-familiarise myself with Lisbeth, Mikael and all of the confusing... Continue Reading →

Life Aquatic: Priscilla Lynch Swim Debuts “Into the Water”

Bored one evening I began browsing through my WordPress feed and came upon this article introducing an eco swimwear line, I was intrigued by the beautiful artistry alone. Such a beautiful campaign for these environmentally made swim suits. Could it... Continue Reading →

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

The descriptions of pain and the debilitating wait in this article just made me wince and shake my hands willing it to all be ok. My heart is still in my mouth a few minutes after reading. A harrowing read... Continue Reading →

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