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A particularly nice Christmas video (particularly for cat lovers) - very little actual advertising, more about sharing at Christmas. It's worth watching full-screen, too (click any image to play - opens in a separate window).

There's a book to go with it in support of Save the Children's Children's Literacy Programme.

Thanks so much to ensemble5 for this one!



I've just been there...



"Jeune femme allongée sur un banc, 1913 (The blue lantern)" by Carl Larsson

From the always-beautiful pages of ensemble5, who got it from this very nice Carl Larsson art blog.

So true...

...unless, of course, the book is The Da Vinci Code, in which case the iceberg would probably turn turtle!

...or the book is Elizabeth von Arnim's delightful tale The Enchanted April, which might have been written as as a script for the wonderful movie adaptation, one of my family's all-time favourites...

...but this is exactly how I feel about the film adaptations (so far) of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels.



© by Lelik Francuz

The best way of curing insomnia that I know!

Thanks to (of course) johnshaven (Alison) for this one.


(Original post: April 11th, 2011)

"Treasure Hunt" a beautiful image by Aimee Stewart (a.k.a. Foxfires)


Those people who like my web site may be interested to know that I have just a completed a major revamp and update to my Books page, and also to my Movies page. You're most welcome to visit!

Update October 11th, 2011:

Now that I am off SU, I was looking for an icon for "Categorian" to replace the SU symbol in various pages on my web site (which now points to places here instead of there in many places). I'm quite taken with this one! Click the cat for an example of a page that uses it.



This cartoon (not from the book club) was snaffled gratefully from Johnshaven (Alison), whose pages are another great place to go if you like reading










For bookworms...

[The Guardian Book Club]
[Alison's book posts]
[Brian's Place - The Book Corner]




It's a long time since I read a book as enjoyable as this one. Its style reminds me of Helene Hanff's 84 Charing Cross Road, being told as a series of spirited letters and involving a love of books. Its scope is wider, though, with a much larger cast and a much bigger main story, namely the occupation of the island of Guernsey by the Germans in WWII.

Like most of its readers (who in some way become honorary members of the Society), I fell in love with the characters and didn't want the book to end.

Thanks so much to Alison for this recommendation... and if you like reading, check out all of Alison's book-related posts which you will find here (I like people who use tags!).


If you like this...

[My books page]