Monthly Archives: September 2013

Child Abuse

About five years ago my friends and I often spotted a man who would violently hit or shout at his very young son. Now, if it had happened once, we may have assumed that it was just a bad day … Continue reading

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The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien

This is the third and final book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I heavily suggest that you do not read this if you haven’t read both the first and the second books too. Together, they essentially read as … Continue reading

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The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

This is the second book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I would heavily suggest that you do not read it if you haven’t read the first. I would also suggest that you do not read this review if … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

This book is the first in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and is also a kind of sequel to Tolkien’s other novel, The Hobbit, which features several of the same characters. While it wouldn’t be necessary to have read … Continue reading

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Broken Phone

Back in 2007 I had a lovely phone. It could send text messages, make calls and one or two other extravagances. It had a nice long life too, but, sadly, by 2011, it was becoming harder and harder to use. … Continue reading

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To Fall Down At Your Door

(A couple of months ago, I wrote an anecdote to be used another site, but they declined it, and so here it is. I tell you this, as, the writing style will be a little different for that reason.) Back … Continue reading

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A Short History of the World by H. G. Wells

In this book, Wells sets out to cover the entire history of the planet up until the 1920s (which was the present day for him). This may sound like something that would be really boring to read, but through his … Continue reading

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Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

This novel introduced to the world the very popular character, James Bond. Of course, he’s not the only one; M and Felix Leiter both debut in this book and both would also go on to be prominent figures in the … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

This is, perhaps, the best known of all of Dr. Seuss’s children’s picture books. As is very common in his books, everything is written in a beautiful rhyming scheme designed to help children learn to read and it flows through … Continue reading

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A Wasted Journey

Yesterday I was walking the dogs through a place called Pockeredge Drive. Pockeredge drive is a lovely quiet road that goes through a moderately wooded area, to its left is a kind of valley that the railway goes along, eventually … Continue reading

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