Internet highlights – w/c 8th July 2018

14 07 2018

Things Gareth Southgate would do.

Incredible reader letters.

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Anne’s House of Dreams – by L M Montgomery

9 07 2018

This is now book five in the Anne of Green Gables series. **Spoiler Alert (for previous books)** Anne and Gilbert are finally together, and the book begins with their wedding, sends them off to their new home in Four Winds, and spends the first couple of years of married life with them.

As they’ve moved to a new area, most of the characters are new – but of course Marilla pops in from time to time. There’s a house up the road where another couple live, but circumstances are unusual, there’s Captain Jim who runs the lighthouse, and a few others to get to know and love (including Miss Cornelia who every other sentence seems to say “isn’t that just like a man?!”.

The book has its highs and lows, I got close to tears (but didn’t cry!) twice, but mixed with that is plenty of joy and humour. I wouldn’t recommend joining these books mid series, but if you’ve read the four preceding this, definitely carry on and pick this one up!

Again the book is chock full of quoteable bits – here are some of my favourites:

  • “‘Anne was always a romantic, you know,’, ‘Well, married life will most likely cure her of that,'”
  • “It’s rather hard to decided just when people are grown up,”
  • “I saved his life, and when you’ve saved a creature’s life you’re bound to love it. It’s next thing to giving life.”
  • “God sees no difference between the voice of a crow and the voice of a nightingale.”
  • “Job! It was such a rare thing to find a patient man that when one was really discovered they were determined he shouldn’t be forgotten.”
  • “I even enj’y the disagreeable things. It’s great fun thinking they can’t last.”
  • “A woman cannot ever be sure of not being married till she is buried.”
  • “But it ain’t our feelings we have to steer by through life – no, no, we’d make shipwreck might often if we did that. There’s only the one safe compass and we’ve got to set our course by that – what it’s right to do.”
  • “Hair is deceitful and noses and eyes change, and you cannot tell what is going to come of them, but ears is ears from start to finish, and you always know where you are with them.”
  • “Politics is for this world, but religion is for both.”





Internet highlights – w/c 1st July 2018

7 07 2018

Why Bob Vance in the Office US always introduced himself that way.

Another reason Gareth Southgate is a wonderful human being.

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Internet highlights – w/c 24th June 2018

30 06 2018

Disney staff are the BEST.

Outstanding commentary of “10 things I hate about you”

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Internet highlights – w/c 17th June 2018

23 06 2018

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Eve of Man – by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

23 06 2018

No girls have been born for 50 years, then by sheer fluke, Eve is born. She’s now 16 and the future of the human race depends on her. She lives in the top of a tower under a huge amount of protection from the rest of the world. The rest of the world is half flooded and there are people who want Eve to be free.
She’s oblivious to anything happening outside, but for company has a holographic friend called Holly, that the EPO have created so that she has someone “her age” to confide in. Holly is piloted by 3 different guys who are on a different floor and wear fancy suits to control her. One of the pilots is called Bram, and he’s our other main character.

The book is told from the viewpoints of both Eve and Bram, Eve is written by Giovanna, and Bram is written by Tom. It’s such an interesting concept, and really grabs your attention. This is the first book in a trilogy, of which they’ve just started writing the second one, but I just can’t WAIT for it!

Absolutely loved this, highly recommend it!





Internet highlights – w/c 10th June 2018

16 06 2018

Perfect cat descriptions.

More British things American’s don’t get.

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