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Where I dump a fraction of the random thoughts that pop up in my bald little head

Write. Bleed. And don’t mind the crowd

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed That’s what Ernest Hemingway said. But I suppose that he said it at a point where his bleeding had started to give him life.... Continue Reading →

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Malazan Book of the Fallen “Grand Review” Part 4 – An outpouring of reflections on the journey at the end of The Crippled God (#10)

you for putting a cherry on the cake in the form of all that the final two chapters of The Crippled God gave. Thank you for opening this segment of your imagination and laying it out there for us to experience it.

Malazan Book of the Fallen “Grand Review” Part 3 – Books Overview 2

I was definitely not the same person before and after I read this book and in a great way. Can't ask for more from a book

Malazan Book of the Fallen “Grand Review” Part 2 – Books Overview 1

So this is the second post of the Malazan Book of the Fallen "grand" review where I’m essentially gushing about a series that defined so much of 2021 for me, and has definitely changed my life, and expanded my thoughts... Continue Reading →

Malazan Book of the Fallen “Grand Review” Part 1 – Series Overview

One of the most happiness inducing highlights was the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, which had been on my To Be Read list for a couple of years, and that I finally picked up halfway through this one. It’s been on my mind to write a “Grand Review” of the series once I finish it (hopefully in a month or two).

In the comfort of Jigsaw puzzles

Last weekend, on a whim I ordered a 250 piece jigsaw puzzle of the Solar System. It was challenging but engaging and I finished it over a day and a half. I then ordered a 1,000 piece puzzle of a... Continue Reading →

Review : Hitting Against the Spin: How Cricket Really Works by Nathan Leamon and Ben Jones

"James held degrees in both English and Economics, and the ability to articulate the world of one with the words of the other was key"- Nathan Leamon on Bill James, who spawned Sabermetrics, whose story and execution was best exemplified... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen #2) by Steven Erikson

"Children are dying."Lull nodded. "That's a succinct summary of humankind, I'd say. Who needs tomes and volumes of history? Children are dying. The injustices of the world hide in those three words." Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen #2) What... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson

This was not an easy read but it was a worthwhile one. I'd been warned of this, so was somewhat mentally prepared I guess. But it was not that complex either. 50-100 pages in and I was really loving the... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW – The Office: An Oral History by Andy Greene

The original title of the book is The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History, but I figured that might be too long for the title. Anyway below is my review of the... Continue Reading →

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