I started reading the Sherlock Bones series a few years ago, and had a little break inbetween Vol.3 and Vol.4, which is a shame because it ended in the middle of a mystery! Sherlock Bones is a tiny, adorable, dog who is really the reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes. When he puts his pipe in his mouth he can talk to his ‘owner’ Takeru and solve crimes. Continue reading “Sherlock Bones Vol.4 by Yumi Ando and Yuki Sato”
I was very much drawn to this from the title. In my world, you don’t judge a book by its cover but by its title. Our protagonist, Aysel is a Turkish-American high school student who spends her free time surfing on Smooth Passages, a suicide website (sounds more like anti-constipation website to me). It’s here that she answers a message from FrozenRobot who is looking for a suicide partner to stop him flaking out.
I found this recipe for ratatouille on pinterest but it’s actually from a sugarfree, gluten free, paleo friendly nonsense website, so I made some alterations. I’ve very much been wanting to eat more vegetables so a ratatouille makes sense, but lacks protein and carbs (my favourite things!). So I added potatoes and cheese to make it more balanced and yummier. OK the cheese also adds fat but in moderation it’s not too bad.
My target for 2016 is 40 books. So I made it easier by picking books under 400pages long, most of which were about 200pages. You might think that’s cheating, I think it’s smart, like Trump and not paying taxes… Continue reading “Books of 2016”
I suppose this is mainly sci-fi and fantasy fiction but some of my picks don’t seem to fall into that category. Or they do really but you might not think they do. And they aren’t necessarily my favourite books ever, or necessarily always a pleasant read but they are worth reading.
- Ice by Anna Kavan
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
- The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adam
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Times Arrow by Martin Amis
- The Vegetarian by Han Kang
- Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
- The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days by Salman Rushdie
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Ubik by Philip K Dick
- This Book Is Full Of Spiders by David Wong
Another one I’m sure sister goes on about a lot, ‘Love In A Cold Climate’ by Nancy Mitford, or at least she goes on about the Mitford sisters a lot. The Mitford family were minor aristocrats, and the siblings became famous for their style and varied political leanings. Nancy Mitford became a writer (obvs), Deborah married a nephew of prime minister Harold Macmillan and joined the Social Democratic Party, Jessica married a nephew of Winston Churchill and then became a communist.
Boyfriend was having a BIG birthday because he’s very old now so I decided to decorate his house with some decorations, if only to distract from the general messiness.
Well this may be my new favourite book. It’s not perfect but certainly got me right in the feels. It’s hard to really talk about without giving loads away, and it’s one of those books where little bits of information are drip fed to you until it all comes out. But then it was made into a film with Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and Andrew Garfield a few years ago so maybe everyone knows the plot anyway…
At this time of year I sometimes go a little wild, normally a tea-totaller last year I drank three mulled ciders over the festive season. Well I always think mulled cider would taste nicer without the alcohol. So… mulled apple juice! Continue reading “How To Make Mulled Apple Juice”
Having some film issues with my APS and 110 film cameras (namely that the film is stupidly expensive) so I decided to move onto another camera that took regular, cheap, 35m film. I’ve never used my Silettel-L so I did a little research first.