The Hunting of the Snark an Agony, in Eight Fits (book review)…

The Hunting Of The Snark by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The last of the 4 books in the Alice series. Although it’s not actually about Alice, it’s simply a poem about hunting Snarks, but it’s well worth reading if you’ve just read Wonderland and Looking-Glass.

I would have given this 5 stars as it’s a great poem, but the layout on this version leaves a lot to be desired. But it is a free version so shouldn’t really complain.

Would recommend paying a few pence for a version with a better layout.

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Through the Looking-Glass (book review)…

Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, that was quite the adventure.

Like a lot of people, i had these books read to me when i was a young child and have never read them since. And my only idea of the story of Alice is the film version, which isn’t correct at all. So it’s certainly been interesting to revisit them as an adult and understand them as someone’s dreams, especially when dreams take on a whole different meaning as adults.

I definitely would recommend all adults re-reading, Wonderland and Looking-Glass, fun books that give a little better perspective on life in general.

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PowerTap Endurance Challenge…

192nd out of 636…

So i did the absolute bare minimum to complete this challenge, but i’m being good and sticking with my training plan as much as possible. Admittedly i did go a little longer than planned, 32 minutes to be exact, on this ride but that was only as far as i needed. And that’s all i needed to do to get this challenge in the bag towards my Rouvy career, which is all that matters.

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Le’Tour 2018 Challenge…

53rd out of 487…

Once again, just stuck with my training plan, no going for glory on any of the routes, so well pleased with 53rd.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (book review)…

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A classic book that will stand the test of all time, for adults as well as children.

Best of all, it’s completely free on Kindle. What’s not to like?

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Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (book review)….

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice’s Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll
My rating:
5 of 5 stars

I’m having an Alice binge at the moment and decided i needed to go back to the very beginning of the story to see how it came about.

This book is great, not just having the original story, but also letters to and from the author at the time. A wonderful piece of literary history.

And now i’m straight into ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, which is the re-written and fleshed out edition of this original.

Definitely something all adults should go back and read – and learn not to take things too seriously.

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The Shipping News (book review)….

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having read ‘Accordion Crimes’ years ago, i set Annie as a saved author in my ‘Bookbub’ account in the hope of getting a cheap copy for my kindle so i could read it again sometime.

But instead of the hoped for ‘Accordion Crimes’, ‘Bookbub’ sent me an email for this book instead and i jumped straight onto it in the hope of more of the fantastic writing i had enjoyed so much in ‘Accordion Crimes’, and i wasn’t disappointed.

Once again, Annie’s writing and attention to detail is incredible, and she really takes you on the journey of the main protagonist as he settles into his new life in Newfoundland.

One thing this book does do is convinces me that i never, ever, want to go to Newfoundland, and it does make me wonder why Annie would buy a summer house there – possibly for inspiration?

Anyway, if you’re looking for a great read you can’t really go wrong with Annie Proulx, and i very much look forward to ‘Bookbub’ sending me some more great offers of her books in the future – i certainly won’t hesitate to buy any of them.

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Rouvy – Hefenhofen_2

My current best attempt at Rouvy’s ‘Hefenhofen_2’ route…

4th from 18 on a ride i was pacing for an hour, so not too bad for now. Will be having another go in the future. It’s a nice route but bit of a shame it’s not nice sunny – can’t have everything. 😀

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Rouvy – Croatia_Opatija-Moscenicka Draga 12,66km…

My current best attempt at Rouvy’s ‘Croatia_Opatija-Moscenicka Draga 12,66km’ route…

Pacing myself for an hour session so rather pleased to have put myself 16th out of 112. Only 39 seconds away from top ten so will definitely be having another go at this sometime soon. Nice route to ride as well.

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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (book review)….

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A wonderful, thought provoking collection of short stories from someone who knows how to write short stories.

Well worth the 5 star rating i gave it.

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