Author Archives: Growing Young

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness (book review)…

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars One incredibly interesting book for anyone who enjoys learning about evolution – and cephalopods, of course. Written by a philosopher, the writing is really accessible and really engages the reader – unlike a lot read more »

The Twilight Kingdom (Feyland #3) (book review)…

The Twilight Kingdom by Anthea Sharp My rating: 5 of 5 stars I quite enjoyed that. As i said about the first book in this trilogy, if you can get over the YA thing and just focus on the Faerie mixed up with VR thing then these books are really good. As i also said, read more »

Rouvy – Boccadasse – Chiavari via Boschetto…

My current best attempt at Rouvy’s ‘Boccadasse – Chiavari via Boschetto’ route… Another nice route i had to ride to complete one of Rouvy’s challenges. A good ride with plenty to look at along the way. #loverouvy

The Bright Court (Feyland #2) (book review)…

The Bright Court by Anthea Sharp My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just like the first book in this series, i had to give it 4 stars, and for similar reasons. While this book didn’t let Tam’s ridiculous family issues interfere with the story line as much as the first book, i kept finding myself read more »

The Dark Realm (Feyland #1) (book review)…

The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp My rating: 4 of 5 stars I gave this book a go because i got the first 3 books of the series on an Amazon 99p thing and i liked the idea of Faerie being able to bridge through VR. The good bit was the Faerie and VR stuff, read more »

Rouvy – Crocetta d’Orero – via Sant’Olcese…

My current best attempt at Rouvy’s ‘Crocetta d’Orero – via Sant’Olcese’ route… I’m currently partaking in one of Rouvy’s challenges and this is one of the routes to ride to complete it. And i must say, i really enjoyed it. A really nice ride with plenty to look at along the way. #loverouvy

Gulliver’s Travels (book review)…

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift My rating: 5 of 5 stars I decided to read this after reading ‘The Toymakers’, in which ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ gets more than a passing mention. I used to think that ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ was a children’s book, but how wrong i was. Maybe that’s the way the establishment wants everyone to read more »

April’s Best Efforts…

April’s been quite a pleasing month. Vice wise… Onto a fully raw diet now, but had to go back on the vape to do it. It seems at the moment it’s one or the other. I just crave bread, beans and potatoes as soon as i quit nicotine, and the cravings are intolerable so i read more »

BikeLab Challenge…

81st out of 505… Quite a nice challenge. I didn’t push for any fast times, just choosing to ride each route on my normal training plan. So i’m more than happy to come 81st. #loverouvy

The Toymakers (book review)…

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale My rating: 5 of 5 stars When this book came up on Bookbub as a 99p deal i was immediately attracted to it. Yes, i do judge books by their covers, and also by their titles. So i went to Amazon to check it out and it stated that it read more »