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Month: October 2015

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Kindle Paper White

I have a Kindle Paper White ebook reader. It’s one of my newer acquisitions and I’ve rapidly become very fond of it. It is smaller and lighter than the Kindle Keyboard but not as light or as convenient a size to shove in a handbag as my Sony PRS350. The thing I really love about it is the ability to read in the dark without it hurting your eyes. Slightly ironic in that I own it now and am not…

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Georgiana Darcy’s Diary

The full title of this novel is Georgiana Darcy’s Diary: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice continued (Pride and Prejudice Chronicles Book 1). Whew! The author is Anna Elliott. As it says on the tin, it is the diary of Georgiana Darcy, the younger sister of Mr. Darcy. It starts a year after the marriage of Darcy and Lizzie.  I liked the novel and thought the author handled the format well, it’s not always easy to make a novel readable in…

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Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens

Review of Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens by Jonathan Pinnock This is a SF sequel spoof (don’t try to say it when you’ve had a couple of drinks). It is set about a year after Elizabeth and Darcy have been married. The plot is that Lydia has gone missing and Wickham is trying to prove to Elizabeth that aliens have abducted her. Wickham works as an undercover agency for a special government department investigating a possible alien invasion. This makes…

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Yes, I’ve done it. I’ve actually signed up for Nanowrimo or National Novel Writing Month. This challenges you to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. (Around 1,600 words a day, in case you’re wondering). You can prepare by doing outlines, plots, character sketches but you don’t start writing until 1 November. I’m not in paid employment at the moment so it seems like a good way to try to improve my productivity. So I’m busy devising a synopsis,…

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