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Onion Budgie

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About Onion Budgie

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    Bibliophile

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    Female
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    United Kingdom
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    Books, budgerigars, Sherlock Holmes, and PC gaming.

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  1. Your Book Activity - December 2019

    I'm almost done with A Christmas Malice, which I've thoroughly enjoyed. Next up will be An English Murder by Cyril Hare. It's a murder mystery that takes place on Christmas Eve. Lots of snow, and an old country house filled with family members who all detest one another. Perfect!
  2. It's December! The year is almost over. What's everyone reading this month? Have you bought any books? I've 80 pages left of Dracula. It's been a verbose joy. I'm about to start a re-read of A Christmas Malice by John Bainbridge. It's a short novella, so it won't take too long, and it'll get me into the spirit.
  3. Your Book Activity - November 2019

    I'm halfway through Dracula. I'd forgotten how incomprehensible some of the dialects are -- Mr. Swales, I'm looking at you. It's a long-winded but wonderful book.
  4. Christmas planning and chat

    My secret is that I don't have that many people to buy for! I've always started my Christmas shopping early, ever since I was a kid. It's ingrained in me now! I really love the build-up to Christmas.
  5. Christmas planning and chat

    I'm all done and wrapped! I've bought all of the nibbles too. Now I just need the willpower not to break into them until closer to Christmas. I'll buy a case of mixed wine and a bottle of fizz a couple of weeks before the day. I'm just waiting for Tesco's Christmas slots to open so I can book my food delivery. It's a vegan celebration here, so I'll be making a nut roast with all the trimmings. My decorations go up on 1st December (as always)! I'm really looking forward to starting my Christmas reading, too.
  6. Caboodle Hidden Books Game 2019

    Woohoo! Well done!
  7. Caboodle Hidden Books Game 2019

    Butcher's: Look at the two types of item in the main window; see how they're positioned in relation to each other. Columbia: What state is Columbia in? Then add a colour! Two people: Look at their shirts, think of another simile. Then think of another general word for "humans". Greengrocer: Pay attention to what fruit is on display!
  8. Caboodle Hidden Books Game 2019

    Aha, I see it now, thanks! Did you find all the books you were missing?
  9. Caboodle Hidden Books Game 2019

    No, I didn't see how to get that?
  10. Your Book Activity - November 2019

    I've just finished Notes From an Exhibition by Patrick Gale. Eh, it was fine, I enjoyed it, but I felt it dragged towards the end, and I wondered why the author chose to end the book in that particular way. It felt an odd place to leave it, and didn't close the narrative well enough for my liking. I seem to remember you thinking the same, @Madeleine? Anyway -- now on to a re-read of Dracula by Bram Stoker! The font is teeny-tiny. This is going to be squintalicious.
  11. Caboodle Hidden Books Game 2019

    It's modern. Look at the car, what country does it suggest? What does the theme suggest? Hope that helps!
  12. Caboodle Hidden Books Game 2019

    I'd not heard of this before. I went in over-confidently -- I've correctly guessed just three so far. These are difficult! Edit: With the help of several Mumsnet threads, I got 'em all! That's not cheating, right?
  13. What's the weather like?

    Thanks, Madeleine and Athena. I'm currently waiting for a couple of written quotes to come through. Today is dry(ish), but there are rain clouds hanging ominously overhead, so...
  14. The Gaming Box

    I finished it a couple of days ago, and will absolutely replay it at some point, I had such a good time. I hope you like what you see when you check it out!
  15. What's the weather like?

    Heavy rain here. It's been like this for the past couple of weeks. And I have a leaky roof. Frantically trying to find an available roofer (they're all snowed under with work). In the meantime, a bucket has been strategically placed in the loft, catching the drips. Bugger this weather!
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