Category Archives: Books

REVIEW: My Summer Reads

So I recently spent a week abroad. I don’t do so good on sun holidays because I burn easily enough in Ireland and I like doing stuff instead of lying down, which I do quite frequently at home for free. … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Fatigue

So Season 2 is drawing to a close. What have we learned? Peter Dinklage is awesome (not that we needed to be reminded), this season is much less anchored without Sean Bean, and boobies solve everything. Awhile ago I wrote … Continue reading

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I Quit

So I took part in the GoodReads Reading Challenge last year and without thinking I signed up again this year. It is only now, five months into it, that I realise exactly why I didn’t like it: I already read … Continue reading

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A Cautionary note on “Historical” Fiction

There is one important word in the phrase ‘Historical Fiction.’ Clue: That word is NOT ‘Historical.’ If you want to learn history pick up a text-book, or a first hand account, or watch a documentary. Historical Fiction is fiction, first … Continue reading

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Prostitution in Game of Thrones

There has been much criticism of Game of Thrones, especially of the TV series. It’s been accused of being sexist, racist, sexist, too violent, sexist and sexist again. Now most of this critisim has been levelled at the HBO adaptation so … Continue reading

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Ugh… Vampires

Says it all really, doesn’t it? But why does it say it all? Why do so many of us cringe at the word Vampire these days? Hmm… I wonder… Oh yeah, this heap of shite: Or “Twi-Shite” as it’s fondly … Continue reading

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My top 10

So here is the current version of my ever changing top ten favourite books. Number one has been pretty consistent for the past few years but the others are ever changing and in no particular order (click on the links … Continue reading

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