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About Raven

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    Happy-go-lucky scamp

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    The Library of the Dead, by T L Huchu
  1. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    Never heard of them before, but just looked them up and I have to ask - at that price - are they magic pencils? Do they write your thoughts as you think them? Do they draw pictures as you imaging things in your mind? According to the site I found* they are made of Genuine Californian Incense Cedar - is that the most expensive substance know to man after ambergris and Deliveroo coffee? *Amazon
  2. I've got a little more tolerant to this as I have grown older, because I can see the evolution of different authors books covers on my shelf, as I have bought their books over time (Iain M. Banks, for example). What does annoy me is when an older series of books is reprinted not long after I get into them (Raymond Chandler, The Witcher novels etc.) and I end up with books of both the old and new versions!
  3. There are worse ways to go! I've put the buying of Penguin Classics on hold for the moment, as they are once again updating the range (subtle this time, just a change of fonts, but I'm planning to buy some and I want them all to match!).
  4. What's the weather like?

    We had rain last night, but no lightening - that seemed to pass to the east of me. Very muggy through the night, though, and only slightly fresher this morning. Got caught in a very heavy shower on my way into work.
  5. What's the weather like?

    No until Friday, unfortunately...
  6. What's the weather like?

    Slightly cooler over night last night, but storms and warmer again over night tonight. Joy...
  7. What's the weather like?

    Clear blue skies and very warm when I walked into work, but the cloud cover has now rolled in and the temperature has dropped noticeably. There is also a nice breeze flowing through the office, which we didn't have yesterday.
  8. What's the weather like?

    Getting to be a little too hot for me; my flat doesn't cool down when we have this kind of weather, but it looks like it is going to break by the end of the week. I've only used my oven once in the last week.
  9. Kindle and ebooks deals

    There are seven Doctor Who Target novelisations on the Kindle today for 99p each. Worth a look is the novelisation of the The Pirate Planet, which was originally written by Douglas Adams.
  10. Euro 2020 (2021)

    And they are going to play on...
  11. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Robert Harris' book V2 is 99p on the Kindle today, and you can get the whole of The Hunger Games trilogy for just over £6.00.
  12. What's the weather like?

    Solar eclipse today! So, of course, it's currently 100% cloud cover...
  13. The original radio series is still the best version of Hitch-Hikers, I would recommend tracking down a copy of it if you can!
  14. Wine

    I'm probably going to get this wrong, but I believe that something like £4.00 out of every £5.00 bottle of wine in the UK is tax, so if you buy a £5.00 bottle of wine, the bottle only cost £1.00 to make and transport etc. Therefore, if you buy a £6.00 bottle of wine, the wine itself should be twice as good. This was all explained by Alan Davis on an episode of QI, but I'm struggling to find the video of it! Either way, I'm off to find some now...
  15. Things in books that annoy you

    Sounds like an episode of Lewis...