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About Raven

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    Happy-go-lucky scamp

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    Dune, by Frank Herbert
  1. Reading Slump

    Too many words, my slump won't let me finish!
  2. What Are You Watching Now? - 2021

    Finished The Expanse, last night. The 5th season certainly upped the stakes, but at the same time it was oddly flat (a comment that can be levelled at the whole show, at times). I had a good look at the nominations listed for the show today and realised that they are mainly technical (special effects/sound editing etc) or for specific episodes, but it did win the Dragon award last year for best Science Fiction or Fantasy series and it gets very high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes (I'm not 100% sure why they are so high, I would rate the series at 3.5/4 out of 5 at best). There is at least one more series to come (Amazon are making he 6th, but no more, and the writers and production company making it are looking at how to continue after that) so I will have to see how it goes from here.
  3. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The Salt Path, by Raynor Winn is 99p on the Kindle today.
  4. What are you eating just now?

    M&S is the shop, Charlotte is a type of potato, and these were small ones, hence the baby!
  5. What's the weather like?

    Never go out without checking: Weather Radar - Live UK Rainfall Radar | Netweather!
  6. What Are You Watching Now? - 2021

    I've not seen it, yet, but don't the Astute class subs have some really wide corridors? I thought I saw that in a program about the class when they were first launched...
  7. Victober

    Thanks for that. I probably could have looked it up, but we are here to engage! (Slightly disappointed posh crisps are not involved...)
  8. Victober

    What is a sensation novel? (I've not come across the term before, but I'm assuming it doesn't have anything to do with posh crisps...)
  9. What's the weather like?

    Hurrah! It's been 'orrible and muggy walking to work for the past few days, and my flat has turned into an oven again so very little respite at night!
  10. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    I thought about reading something today... (Just wanted to join in...)
  11. I read it in 2011 (or so my blog tells me!) but I was on a hiatus from here when I did so I didn't talk about it at the time. I thought it was a good urban fantasy, but I felt Miéville had a habit of getting an idea, running with it for a bit and then discarding it for a new one. It was good, but I found the chopping and changing slightly vexing!
  12. What Are You Watching Now? - 2021

    Inadvertently finished the fourth season of The Expanse last night (I thought it was 13 episodes like previous 3 seasons, but it turned out to be just the 10). I do like it, for the most part, but it feels like a show that is trying to punch above its weight.
  13. Getting out of hand, now...
  14. Seasonal Reading

    Given the post you are replying to is nearly two years old, I suspect that ship may have sailed by now!
  15. Sounds like a good way to spend an afternoon!