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June 12, 2021

Health Drink

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June 10, 2021

Paul is currently reading 'Blue Mars'

Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Paul is currently reading Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Posted at 8:33 pm

Paul added 'Monstress, Vol. 5: Warchild'

Monstress, Vol. 5 by Marjorie M. Liu Paul gave 5 stars to Monstress, Vol. 5: Warchild (Paperback) by Marjorie M. Liu
Things really are coming together now. This just keeps on getting better.

Posted at 8:29 pm

June 8, 2021

Paul Pritchard liked a review

Marte Verde by Kim Stanley Robinson
"In my opinion even better than the first in the trilogy. Yo creo que mejor que el primero incluso."

Posted at 10:15 pm

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Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
"This is an admirable continuation of Red Mars. The relationships and the landscape are the stars of the show."

Posted at 10:14 pm

Paul added 'Green Mars'

Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Paul gave 5 stars to Green Mars (Mars Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson
I was expecting to rate this four stars, but the ending is so powerful that it gets an extra one. This is a novel that will stay with me for quite some time.

Posted at 10:12 pm

Paul is currently reading 'Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema'

Posted at 7:30 pm

June 4, 2021

Jabbed: Part One

I had my first Pfizer jab yesterday and it all went remarkably smoothly — from turning up at the vaccination centre to sitting down in the post-jab waiting room, the whole process only took about ten minutes. And, after the compulsory 15 minute wait, I went out for a drink, because of course I did. … Continue reading Jabbed: Part One

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May 25, 2021

Don’t Panic!

Today is the 25th May, which is Towel Day, an annual celebration of the works of Douglas Adams. As such, now is the time of the year at which I grab a towel and remind you all that… It’s a tough universe. There’s all sorts of people and things trying to do you, kill you, … Continue reading Don’t Panic!

Posted at 7:18 am

May 24, 2021

Paul is currently reading 'Green Mars'

Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Paul is currently reading Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Posted at 2:13 pm

Paul added 'Songs of Earth and Power: The Complete Series'

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May 21, 2021

Paul added 'Monstress, Vol. 4: The Chosen'

Posted at 4:18 pm

Crisis averted

Long term readers of this blog may remember The Haggis Crisis of 2021 and the news that the British Store online had been forced to suspend taking orders due to Brexit related supply issues. I have, of course, been watching the site ever since and am inappropriately happy to report that, when I returned home … Continue reading Crisis averted

Posted at 12:50 pm

England's dreaming

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Starmer, skill and luck

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May 20, 2021

Leaving Lockdown

One positive bit of news that I almost missed is that Belgium now has a plan for leaving lockdown. The plan is, as ever, dependent on vaccination schedules but we should see a re-opening of restaurants and cinemas on June 9th. Restaurants are already able to open their terraces to groups of four or less … Continue reading Leaving Lockdown

Posted at 7:43 am

May 19, 2021

Hypertension

I’ve been a bit quiet over the past week or so, both online and off, and there’s a reason for this. On Sunday 9th May — Mother’s Day in Belgium — I discovered, quite spectacularly, that I suffer from hypertension and have just spent the last week and a half in hospital. This proved to … Continue reading Hypertension

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May 16, 2021

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May 15, 2021

Paul is 21% done with Songs of Earth and Power

Songs of Earth and Power by Greg Bear Paul is 21% done with <a href="/book/show/39858606-songs-of-earth-and-power">Songs of Earth and Power</a>.
Paul wrote: Tonally, this reminds me a lot of Gormenghast. It has the same sort of very slow story that you can just drift along with as details emerge as and when they will.

I wasn't initially convinced, but the novel is growing on me the more I read.

Posted at 5:25 pm

May 7, 2021

Liz Cheney’s important statement about constitutionalism and politics

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