Monthly Archives: September 2012

Yesterday I Met My Hero

Not many people get to say that. Not many people have the honour of being in their hero’s presence and not many people get to exchange words with them.

But let me start from the beginning.

As you know from my post yesterday and probably the news that J.K. Rowling had a new book come out and she celebrated it at the Southbank Centre in London with a hoard of 900 fans. She spent the day itself on a plane coming down from Edinburgh and watched Men in Black 3 with her Husband and eldest daughter.

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Happy Casual Vacancy Day

Yes, it’s finally here!

Five years after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling will be launching a new book.

But it’s not just any book, it’s one that’s so far from Potter that it’s almost unbelievable it’s by the same author.

Over the past few days more details have been revealed. It’s not a fantasy or anything supernatural, it’s not a crime, mystery or thriller novel. In fact it’s hard to say exactly what it is. Rowling herself said that if it was to be summed up in a question it would be ‘what do we do with Krystal?’ yet what we do know is that this is NOT a book for children. Continue reading


Words Are Wind

I have a lot of favourite quotes, some come from Harry potter (what a surprise), some from people in general and while the Song of Ice and Fire series has given me more to add to that list I have to say I despise the quote written above.

For some reason George R.R. Martin is obsessed with it as if it has some deep meaning that he alone has discovered. Which is very annoying, because it’s superficial. It suggests that he doesn’t understand the power of words which is incredibly stupid because he’s an author. Continue reading


The Politicians With Their Debut Album Lies, Debt and Broken Promises

Well, that sounds like a bitter album title, but it’s not meant to be. I was trying to think of a name that they could use and this seemed appropriate.

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Channel 4, Why Are You So Rubbish?

Paralympic Movement flag

Paralympic Movement flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been addicted to and absolutely loved the Olympics and it is an affair that has kept on going with the Paralympics. The events for the latter have been astonishing and Ellie Simmonds is my new hero. The sport has been tense and thrilling, Team GB inspiring and each gold medal moment is a moment etched in history.

I love it, I love the fact that I’ve been watching sports I don’t usually, during the Olympics I was an avid follower of the Taekwondo, the dressage and the show jumping, at the moment I love the swimming, wheelchair basketball and the visually impaired football. Continue reading


Any One Book #12

Yes, it is September 3rd at that means it is time to answer the question on everyone’s lips.

What is the book for this month?

Well, as usual I am spoiled for choice. There is much on my bookcase that remains unread. There is book five of The Song of Ice and Fire series, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility still remains and has been joined by Alice in Wonderland, The Odyssey, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and Interview With a Vampire. Continue reading