Browsing All posts tagged under »review«

Mr Mo

November 28, 2013 by

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You guys remember the Mr Men and Little Miss books, right? They’re little and square and kinda ridiculous but maybe a little bit awesome too. And they’ve been around forever. According to their website they’ve had most of the set since the early eighties, although they’ve added a handful every decade since to keep things […]

Goodreads: A Statement of Intent

September 3, 2013 by

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I’ve been trying to use Goodreads for a while now. ‘Trying’ being the operative word. Not because it’s in any way hard to use. (It isn’t.) And not because I don’t think it’s cool and useful. (I do and it is.) But simply because I haven’t managed to put it into my reading action list. […]

Press Here

August 7, 2013 by

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I was wandering down State Street in Los Altos last week (mostly because there’s a diner there called Rick’s Cafe). Part of the street is closed at the moment, which the city seems to have taken as a cue to turn it into a playground with fake grass and toys and chalk for drawing on […]

Star Trek: Into Confused Disappointment

May 14, 2013 by

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I’m going to preface this by saying I liked it. I did. Sort of. Also that there might be minor spoilers below. Okay. So. If what you’re looking for is a movie with lots of explosions and chase scenes — sure, go for it. This movie is your baby. If you were maybe hoping for […]

Wookie the Pooh

December 21, 2012 by

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Yesterday, I read a book. Okay, that could have been more dramatic. Most days I read books. Usually more than one. Especially if they’re short. This one is short. Technically it’s a children’s book. It’s also a textual mashup, although I don’t think you’d have to understand the references and so on to enjoy the […]

Apple 13 Inch Retina Laptop: A Review (Contains References to Fire, Alcohol and Bananas)

November 16, 2012 by

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Yesterday my new pony (er, laptop) arrived. And because it is so shiny (wonderful, brilliant, distracting) I did not write anything (brilliant, scintillating, or lunatic) to share with you this morning. Claire: Does the baby have a name yet? Me: I think I’m going to go with Rick’s idea and call him Bar Drake. Claire: […]

Archer’s Goon

November 6, 2012 by

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I just found out that once upon a time they made a TV series of Diana Wynne Jones’ Archer’s Goon. Brilliant book. So I was… excited and wary. We watched the first episode last night and I’m still trying to figure out if I want to watch the rest. It was terrible but in that […]

Don’t Worry Bear

October 23, 2012 by

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Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley is a book that you should all read. It is about being a bear and not worrying. It is only 24 pages long. It may also be about friendship. But that’s quite deep comparatively, and I’m not sure my head is up to it right now. I think, in […]

All of the Above

September 10, 2012 by

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I like to fly. I do. But I also can’t sleep on planes. This is a problem because there is a point of exhaustion that you pass where reading gives you a headache and you’re too twitchy to sit still and listen to music and your travelling companion (if you have one) is sleeping and […]

Biased Toward Bears

May 18, 2012 by

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I read this book last Friday. It was very distressing. It’s called, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury). You know the song. Or maybe you don’t. This is an interpretation on the version you’re familiar with (if you’re familiar with it). But it’s still a pretty dopey song, […]