Monthly Archives: August 2019

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

Attentive readers may remember my review of A Game of Thrones from last year and wonder why I bothered to read the sequel after I clearly didn’t enjoy it very much. The problem is, once I start a novel series, … Continue reading

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The Dreamer Awakes

I had a very interesting dream the other day – one which I may eventually adapt into a short story, but for now it will make a nice blog post. In it, I was riding on the bus with a … Continue reading

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Bone-chilling Terror

It was late at night. I had decided it was time for bed. I headed into my housemate’s room to say goodnight. I thought it was going to be a small and pleasant interaction – but I was wrong. With … Continue reading

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Donkey Kong Classics

Of the original Donkey Kong trilogy, it’s probably Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. which are the most well known. Donkey Kong Classics gathers together these two iconic games on one NES cartridge. The original Donkey Kong is pretty fun. … Continue reading

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A Cosy Moment

Yesterday evening, it was pouring with rain, quite heavily. In my living room, we had the lamp on – filling the room with a dull, comfortable light. I’m at the top floor in an apartment building in Bath – outside … Continue reading

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Female Versions of Male Characters

A common trope in fiction is for male characters to be re-imagined as female characters. To be honest, I think this is a fairly lazy approach to writing female characters. It feels as though writers who employee this too liberally … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Jane Austen is one of those big name authors who I feel like I should have read more of, but who always gets sidelined by whatever other author or genre I’m obsessed with when the time comes to choose my … Continue reading

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International Friendship Day 2019

The 31st of July is International Friendship Day and this year I spent a long time on a big project which I was pretty proud of. I wanted to share it in today’s blog post. That’s eight rows of eight … Continue reading

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Where have I been?

Loyal readers will have noticed that I’ve not updated my blog in quite some time. In fact, this is the biggest gap between posts since the Trusty Water Blog launched in 2011 – and why? Well, I have had a … Continue reading

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