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About vodkafan

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    TBR now out of control
  • Birthday 01/27/1961

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    Deepest England
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    Jack Vance, George Gissing, Sarah Waters, Victorian England, Old sailing ships, anything about Norway, anything about London, sci fi films, what makes women tick, going to the gym, swimming, walking, travelling, art galleries,drawing, buying something really good cheap from a charity shop, theatre, writing my first novel.
  1. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I finished Orphan Black. It got a bit improbable at times but it was fun.
  2. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I just watched the last episode..for me this is going to be the definitive version. I really like Matthew Macfayden and Hayley Atwell is a revelation. I cannot imagine Emma Thompson in the same role, although I have not seen the film version. I will have to read the book now as soon as possible!
  3. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    Hi Poppy yes a new BBC remake. I have never seen any of the other adaptions or read the book, so I don't know what to expect and am enjoying watching it unfold. The actors all seem very well cast. You can still get episodes 1-3 on BBC I-player if you want to catch up and bingewatch..
  4. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I am really enjoying Howard's End. The characters and plot are so interesting. The Mr Wilcox character in particular fascinates me. His pronouncements are very logical and convincing and yet I wonder if he completely believes what he says and does or is playing the part expected of him in his place in society. We caught a crack in his composure in episode 3 .
  5. I have been reading but lots of other things going on so I have completely forgotten the last half a dozen titles I have read...I don't stack them all in the same place when I have finished with them so they are spread all over the flat and some in the locker at work. Had a mini purge and took about 20 unread books to the charity shop this week.
  6. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    Watching : Howard's End, The Apprentice (very boring this year, not really bothered if I miss the rest) Blue Planet II (amazing!) Orphan Black (half way through season 4, will have finished all 5 seasons by xmas) That's the most TV I have watched all at once for many years
  7. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    I watched David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me film last night. So weird. I have never seen any of the Twin Peaks TV series, new or old . Not sure what to make of it.
  8. I am a trans-millionaire

    I saw this: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/man-transracial-white-florida-filipino-rachel-dolezal-philippines-ja-du-adam-a8053731.html And then I saw clearly what my problem has been all my life. I was born poor but I am in the wrong body. I always knew that I should have been a millionaire. Someone help me please!
  9. Welcome Matt! I just wanted to be the first to say that...this is a great place. What sort of books do you read for pleasure? I enjoyed The Slap myself. Hard to place it into a genre. Hey did you know there is another Matt Johnson author in America? I just googled and you both came up.
  10. Hi Angury, I have read a few but neglected to update my reading blog, so I have forgotten the titles! Must have a think. The brain book was the best for sure...
  11. What's Up in October 2017?

    Happy Birthday Gaia .
  12. What's Up in October 2017?

    Hope that tornado passes by and goes somewhere else. Pleased that you got your new house!
  13. What's Up in October 2017?

    How did this go Virginia? Did he accept the offer?
  14. Middlemarch looks interesting. I haven't got around to reading any Eliot yet but she is on my list.... I just read a really exciting book that would probably be up your street. The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge. It is about Neuroplasticity. Among other things, it touches on why psychoanalysis and cognitive therapy work: they can actually change and rewire our brains.
  15. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    "We're something in the air......"