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You have found my dusty little corner of the Web. Feel free to poke around. This is a place where I share my personal thoughts about the things that I care most about: books, typewriters, films and all things retro.

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Read in 2017

 

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Review #16 – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)

 

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Review #15 – Fear – Our Ultimate Challenge by Ranulph Fiennes (2016)

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Tom Hanks Night: Splash (1984)

Director: Ron Howard Writers: Brian Grazer (story), Bruce Jay Friedman (screen story) Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah

So I’ve decided to inaugurate Friday and Saturday nights as Tom Hanks Night and watch and/or re-watch one of his films. To start of this Friday I watched Splash (1984), one of my favourite films starring Tom Hanks that I watched back when I was a kid. I haven’t seen it since so was eager to see how much I could remember and how different I felt watching it for the first and second time. Also having a soft spot for blondes this film is the perfect mix of a cast starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah is like a dream come true. I mean who doesn’t honestly want to meet a mermaid like Madison?

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Review #14 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964)

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Review #14 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (2016)

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Tom Hanks’ Uncommon Type coming to a bookstore near you

 

SO I was enthralled to hear that Tom Hanks was coming to London to sign his new book Uncommon Type: Some Stories (416p, William Heinemann, £16.99) on 2 November 2017 at the event at Waterstones. Uncommon Type is a collection of seventeen wonderful short stories and I can’t wait to get hold of a copy. Note to self: best decision ever was to move to London. No-one important ever comes to Denmark. He’s also appearing at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, in collaboration with Penguin Live in Tom Hanks in conversation: Uncommon Type on 1 November 2017, though tickets have long sold out. I’m sad I did not manage to get one. I’ve already ordered a signed copy online from Waterstones, but to get a chance to meet Tom Hanks in person for another signed copy, well is not one that I intend to miss. And what’s more he collects typewriters.

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JRR Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien published after 100 years

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“A new book by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is going on sale – 100 years after it was first conceived,” BBC News has reported.

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BIBLIOTHECA will be the most cherished bible in my library

I can’t wait to receive this set. I’ve been waiting two years when BIBLIOTHECA was first announced on Kickstarter. Thank you, Adam!

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Review #13 – Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by Sir Ranulph Fiennes (2009)

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Review #12 – The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard Feynman

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OED timeline challenge: can you guess when these words entered the English language?

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/media/timeline-game-2015/

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