Remember how on Friday I mentioned how there had been a change in the plans and Heather was able to meet for a bonus day before she went to London? Well I planned to go just after lunchtime and spend a few hours with her, but just as I was about to set off she … Continue reading Of Mice and Sandmen
This week has been a bit of a mixed week for me, it got off to a bit of a false start thanks to Heather forgetting that public transport in Shropshire is nowhere near as efficient as it down the smoke, meaning her arrival in Telford was an hour later then planned. This was … Continue reading Haha This a-way
It's only been a week or so since my holiday and already it seems a long time ago. I haven't seen Heather as she has been down in London, so it's been a bit of a week twiddling my thumbs in my spare time. Bookwise I was full of Jubilation to find that "The Revenant … Continue reading Will Sandman Go Septic Despite Listening to Classical Music?
The Library of Cygnus Omega is reported to be the greatest resources of knowledge available to non-temporally developed races. Books, documents and more from across the galaxies are stored within it's walls whether it be material dating back to the first cities in ancient Mesopotamia, the records of the shadows of the elemental spirits in tribal art of the outer rims to the hive mind of the … Continue reading 3TC: Bookcase
Christmas Day has been and gone and now I am stuck in that weird Limbo period before New Year and everything can go back to normal, well for however normal lasts until the UK disintegrates under the fall out from Brexit, still least we don't have Trumpty-Dumpty... yet. It's been a mixed affair at in … Continue reading Please Mind the Gap
Fandango's One Word Challenge: Cartoon One of my favourite cartoons when growing up was "Around the World with Willy Fog" which was an Anthromorphic cartoon series based on Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days. For reasons unknown the character names were all changed from what they were in the book and there … Continue reading Animals in Literature?
It's been a busy few weeks and as Yuletide approaches there has been a big change in the drinking habits of the Sandman, namely that aside from days off I am on the wagon and not having my after work pint, this is partially because I tend to finish late and at this time of … Continue reading The Festive Season Cometh
Doctor Who: The Taint by Michael Collier was a book published in the BBC Books Eighth Doctor Adventures range and in a way was a catalyst for a marked in improvement and consistency in the range, which had up to that point being a bit of a hit and miss affair, with no real focus and … Continue reading The Taint
Name two books that have influenced you and share how. (Credit for this question goes to Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith. She asked for TEN books, in her challenge, so the SYW folks got off a bit easy..) Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion by Malcolm Hulke. Any of the Target novels could be selected … Continue reading Share Your World 22nd October 2018
As it is October and Halloween is on the horizon, I thought I would share some seasonal reads with you. These are all short story collections published by Penguin Classics and are available from all good retailers in the high street and of course online. Two of these books are dedicated to a single author … Continue reading Some Seasonal Reads