Author Archives: Adam Randall

Clu Clu Land

There were a lot of games which Nintendo made for the NES which went on to become big franchises for them, receiving new instalments on various later consoles. However, there were also games which were never properly revisited. Sometimes this … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today, it was the first of January 2011. That feels very strange to me. I had a somewhat similar feeling at the start of 2020, knowing that 2010 had been a decade ago, I wrote about it … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2020

I thought to myself “writing a summary of my year on New Year’s Eve/early New Year’s Day has started to become an annual tradition, hasn’t it?” but taking a look, it seems I didn’t do that last year, which is … Continue reading

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Looking at Christmas Trees

I like Christmas tress. I think they look great and nothing gets me into the festive spirit quite like seeing a nicely decorated Christmas tree. But this year, I started to think about something Christmas tree-related which is a bit … Continue reading

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

Pretty much everybody has heard of Santa Claus. The story of the man who delivers presents to children across the world every year on Christmas Eve is one which most of us will have been told as children… but have … Continue reading

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Kindness and Guilt

There’s a certain toxic behaviour that I see quite a lot of. Thankfully, this is very rare among the people in my life, but I see it a lot on television (and other fiction) and I know that my friends … Continue reading

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Could COVID-19 be a hoax?

I was out taking my evening walk the other day when I noticed that some local graffiti artists had made a statement over a COVID-19 information poster at the bus station. They had just written two words one was “HOAX” … Continue reading

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The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

This children’s novel is written in a very clever style – the whole book takes the form of a diary which has been given to the titular Tracy Beaker so that she can record her thoughts and feelings to try … Continue reading

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Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

As a writer, I love thinking about the English language (and other languages too, but less so, since I can’t write or speak them) and so it was really interesting to read Mother Tongue, because it gave a full history … Continue reading

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Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

In Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup recounts the twelve years of his life in which he was forced into slavery in America. At times, it’s pretty horrible and difficult to read, but it’s important to read in order to … Continue reading

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