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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:20pm on 01/01/2009 under ,

…and the books that I read last year. Another year where I’ve not felt that I’ve found enough time to read, particularly in the summer months. I’ll do better this year!

  1. The Aesthetics of Music Roger Scruton (1997)
  2. The Bad Quarto Jill Paton Walsh (2007)
  3. Exit Music Ian Rankin (2007)
  4. Counterknowledge Damian Thompson (2008)
  5. Making Money Terry Pratchett (2007)
  6. So You're Going To Wear The Kilt! J. Charles Thompson (1989)
  7. Bollocks to Alton Towers - Uncommonly British Days Out Robin Halstead - Jason Hazeley - Alex Morris - Joel Morris (2005)
  8. Wagner's Ring: Turning the Sky Round - An Introduction to The Ring of the Nibelung M. Owen Lee (1994)
  9. How to Sail John Fisher (1959)
  10. Eat, Shoots & Leaves - The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Lynne Truss (2003)
  11. 80 Years of Cryptic Crosswords Val Gilbert (2004)
  12. The Ode Less Travelled - Unlocking the Poet Within Stephen Fry (2005)
  13. Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down Nicey and Wifey (2004)
  14. Minority Report - (short story collection) Philip K. Dick (2002)
  15. Paycheck - (short story collection) Philip K. Dick (2003)
  16. Buying the Best Hugo Arnold (2000)
  17. Scared to Death - From BSE to Global Warming - How Scares Are Costing Us the Earth Christopher Booker - Richard North (2007)
  18. Songs of Innocence & of Experience William Blake (1794)
  19. Rupert - A Bear's Life George Perry - with Alfred Bestall (1985)
  20. The Rupert Annual No. 72 John Harrold (2007)
  21. The Perfect Wagnerite - A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring Bernard Shaw (1922)
  22. The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce (1911)
  23. A is for Ox - A short history of the alphabet Lyn Davies (2004)
  24. A Short History of Time Leofranc Holford-Strevens (2005)
  25. What are the Seven Wonders of the World? - And 60 Other Great Cultural Questions Peter D'Epiro - Mary Desmond Pinkowish (2005)
  26. Objective-C Pocket Reference Andrew M. Duncan (2003)
  27. Jon Pertwee - The Biography Bernard Bale (2000)
  28. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl (1964)
  29. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl (1973)
  30. Devil May Care Sebastian Faulks (2008)
  31. The BFG Roald Dahl (1982)
  32. The Compleet Molesworth Geoffrey Willans - Ronald Searle (1959)
  33. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers (1903)
  34. Live and Let Die Ian Fleming (1954)
  35. Stories John Buchan ()
  36. British Summertime Paul Cornell (2002)
  37. Master & Commander Patrick O'Brian (1970)
  38. Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde Roger Scruton (2004)
  39. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer Philip K. Dick (1982)
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:20pm on 01/01/2009 under ,

…and the books that I read last year. Another year where I’ve not felt that I’ve found enough time to read, particularly in the summer months. I’ll do better this year!

  1. The Aesthetics of Music Roger Scruton (1997)
  2. The Bad Quarto Jill Paton Walsh (2007)
  3. Exit Music Ian Rankin (2007)
  4. Counterknowledge Damian Thompson (2008)
  5. Making Money Terry Pratchett (2007)
  6. So You're Going To Wear The Kilt! J. Charles Thompson (1989)
  7. Bollocks to Alton Towers - Uncommonly British Days Out Robin Halstead - Jason Hazeley - Alex Morris - Joel Morris (2005)
  8. Wagner's Ring: Turning the Sky Round - An Introduction to The Ring of the Nibelung M. Owen Lee (1994)
  9. How to Sail John Fisher (1959)
  10. Eat, Shoots & Leaves - The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Lynne Truss (2003)
  11. 80 Years of Cryptic Crosswords Val Gilbert (2004)
  12. The Ode Less Travelled - Unlocking the Poet Within Stephen Fry (2005)
  13. Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down Nicey and Wifey (2004)
  14. Minority Report - (short story collection) Philip K. Dick (2002)
  15. Paycheck - (short story collection) Philip K. Dick (2003)
  16. Buying the Best Hugo Arnold (2000)
  17. Scared to Death - From BSE to Global Warming - How Scares Are Costing Us the Earth Christopher Booker - Richard North (2007)
  18. Songs of Innocence & of Experience William Blake (1794)
  19. Rupert - A Bear's Life George Perry - with Alfred Bestall (1985)
  20. The Rupert Annual No. 72 John Harrold (2007)
  21. The Perfect Wagnerite - A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring Bernard Shaw (1922)
  22. The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce (1911)
  23. A is for Ox - A short history of the alphabet Lyn Davies (2004)
  24. A Short History of Time Leofranc Holford-Strevens (2005)
  25. What are the Seven Wonders of the World? - And 60 Other Great Cultural Questions Peter D'Epiro - Mary Desmond Pinkowish (2005)
  26. Objective-C Pocket Reference Andrew M. Duncan (2003)
  27. Jon Pertwee - The Biography Bernard Bale (2000)
  28. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl (1964)
  29. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl (1973)
  30. Devil May Care Sebastian Faulks (2008)
  31. The BFG Roald Dahl (1982)
  32. The Compleet Molesworth Geoffrey Willans - Ronald Searle (1959)
  33. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers (1903)
  34. Live and Let Die Ian Fleming (1954)
  35. Stories John Buchan ()
  36. British Summertime Paul Cornell (2002)
  37. Master & Commander Patrick O'Brian (1970)
  38. Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde Roger Scruton (2004)
  39. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer Philip K. Dick (1982)
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:08pm on 01/01/2009 under ,

Time for my annual lists! First up, the films that I’ve watched this year. A few dreadful films in there (‘Holiday on the Buses’ was mediocre, ‘Alone in the Dark’ was dire), but some gems too (seeing ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’ for the first time were both highlights).

  1. Clerks II (2006)
  2. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  3. Holiday on the Buses (1973)
  4. Tron (1982)
  5. Can’t Stop the Music (1980)
  6. Slither (2006)
  7. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
  8. The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006)
  9. The Old Dark House (1963)
  10. Silent Hill (2006)
  11. Aeon Flux (2005)
  12. The X Files (1998)
  13. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  14. Clue (1985)
  15. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  16. Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
  17. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
  18. Cars (2006)
  19. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
  20. Iron Man (2008)
  21. The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
  22. Police Story (1985)
  23. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
  24. Under Siege (1992)
  25. The 39 Steps (1959)
  26. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  27. Cottage to Let (1941)
  28. The Core (2003)
  29. Night Watch (2004)
  30. Porridge (1979)
  31. Nuns on the Run (1990)
  32. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  33. Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
  34. Up Periscope (1959)
  35. The Mask (1994)
  36. Prince of Darkness (1987)
  37. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
  38. Green for Danger (1946)
  39. The Relic (1997)
  40. Vampires (1998)
  41. Killer Tomatoes Eat France (1991)
  42. Escape to Athena (1979)
  43. Asterix & Obelix take on Caesar (1999)
  44. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
  45. Doctor at Large (1957)
  46. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
  47. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
  48. The Medallion (2003)
  49. Dunston Checks In (1996)
  50. The Lady Vanishes (1978)
  51. The Vault of Horror (1973)
  52. The Medallion (2003)
  53. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
  54. Suspiria (1977)
  55. Carry On Behind (1975)
  56. Blithe Spirit (1945)
  57. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
  58. The Producers (2005)
  59. Bugsy Malone (1976)
  60. Alone in the Dark (2005)
  61. Clue (1985)
  62. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  63. Walk the Line (2005)
  64. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
  65. National Treasure (2004)
  66. The Addams Family (1991)
  67. Re-Animator (1985)
  68. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  69. The Neverending Story (1984)
  70. Full Body Massage (1995)
  71. They Live (1988)
  72. Barbarian Queen (1985)
  73. Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)
  74. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
  75. Never Say Never Again (1983)
  76. Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)
  77. Batman (1966)
  78. Ratatouille (2007)
  79. The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  80. St Trinian’s (2007)
  81. Rush Hour 3 (2007)
  82. Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
  83. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  84. Halloween (1978)
  85. Futurama: Bender’s Game (2008)
  86. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  87. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  88. Casino Royale (2006)
  89. Ratatouille (2007)
  90. Hellboy (2004)
  91. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
  92. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  93. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  94. Live and Let Die (1973)
  95. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:08pm on 01/01/2009 under ,

Time for my annual lists! First up, the films that I’ve watched this year. A few dreadful films in there (‘Holiday on the Buses’ was mediocre, ‘Alone in the Dark’ was dire), but some gems too (seeing ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’ for the first time were both highlights).

  1. Clerks II (2006)
  2. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  3. Holiday on the Buses (1973)
  4. Tron (1982)
  5. Can’t Stop the Music (1980)
  6. Slither (2006)
  7. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
  8. The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006)
  9. The Old Dark House (1963)
  10. Silent Hill (2006)
  11. Aeon Flux (2005)
  12. The X Files (1998)
  13. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  14. Clue (1985)
  15. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  16. Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
  17. Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
  18. Cars (2006)
  19. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
  20. Iron Man (2008)
  21. The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
  22. Police Story (1985)
  23. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
  24. Under Siege (1992)
  25. The 39 Steps (1959)
  26. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  27. Cottage to Let (1941)
  28. The Core (2003)
  29. Night Watch (2004)
  30. Porridge (1979)
  31. Nuns on the Run (1990)
  32. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  33. Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
  34. Up Periscope (1959)
  35. The Mask (1994)
  36. Prince of Darkness (1987)
  37. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
  38. Green for Danger (1946)
  39. The Relic (1997)
  40. Vampires (1998)
  41. Killer Tomatoes Eat France (1991)
  42. Escape to Athena (1979)
  43. Asterix & Obelix take on Caesar (1999)
  44. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
  45. Doctor at Large (1957)
  46. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
  47. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
  48. The Medallion (2003)
  49. Dunston Checks In (1996)
  50. The Lady Vanishes (1978)
  51. The Vault of Horror (1973)
  52. The Medallion (2003)
  53. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
  54. Suspiria (1977)
  55. Carry On Behind (1975)
  56. Blithe Spirit (1945)
  57. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
  58. The Producers (2005)
  59. Bugsy Malone (1976)
  60. Alone in the Dark (2005)
  61. Clue (1985)
  62. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  63. Walk the Line (2005)
  64. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
  65. National Treasure (2004)
  66. The Addams Family (1991)
  67. Re-Animator (1985)
  68. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  69. The Neverending Story (1984)
  70. Full Body Massage (1995)
  71. They Live (1988)
  72. Barbarian Queen (1985)
  73. Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)
  74. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
  75. Never Say Never Again (1983)
  76. Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)
  77. Batman (1966)
  78. Ratatouille (2007)
  79. The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  80. St Trinian’s (2007)
  81. Rush Hour 3 (2007)
  82. Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
  83. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  84. Halloween (1978)
  85. Futurama: Bender’s Game (2008)
  86. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  87. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  88. Casino Royale (2006)
  89. Ratatouille (2007)
  90. Hellboy (2004)
  91. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
  92. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  93. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  94. Live and Let Die (1973)
  95. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
location: KY16 8JY

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