Dreya's World: a Scanner's life
I Refuse to Choose
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My Life with Books
Pretty In Pink - the ultimate 80s classic
If you've not seen
Pretty in Pink
you're missing out. This is John Hughes' 80s masterpiece and the classic movie of the era. Not only is it a great storyline but it has the best 80s soundtrack too.
Living Out Loud - Kick-start your creativity
If you feel stuck in a rut and want to get your creative juices flowing again this is the book for you!
Keri Smith calls herself a guerrilla artist and she's all for not doing things by the rules...
by Duran Duran - My First Album
Do you remember the first music album you ever bought? I do! The brilliant 80s classic
by Duran Duran, the ultimate 80s pop group and they're still going strong today. Check out one of the best.
It Is What It Is
- The Autobiography by David Coulthard
Ever wondered about life as a Formula 1 racing driver? Do you know the man that is David Coulthard? Here's a review of his autobiography
It Is What It Is
the story of his racing life and growing up.
Best Dog Food Bowl - Ever!
If your dog struggles with issues after eating, this feeding bowl will slow them down and help food settle in their stomachs better. The best way to solve mealtime problems.
Eric Morecambe's Driver
Driving Mr Morecambe
is the biography of Eric Morecambe's chauffeur. It tells you how Michael Fountain became Eric's driver and gives you a 'behind the scenes' insight into the world of Mr Morecambe, one half of Morecambe and Wise.
The Sims 3 - Island Paradise - Let's get away from it all!
Do you love playing The Sims? Do you want to know more about the game and its expansion packs? Take a look at this review of The Sims 3, Island Paradise and you can join in the fun and find out more.
Jack the Ripper -
Everyone has heard of Jack the Ripper right? But have you really comprehended what might have happened in London? This book puts all the facts as they stand into a fictional story to give you an idea.
David Sylvian -
Secrets of the Beehive
- My Favourite Album
Ex-Japan frontman, David Sylvian, produced one of his classic albums in 1987 -
Secrets of the Beehive
- at a time when I was opening up to different musical styles. This is my personal review...
Our Favourite Curry Cookbook -
Complete Indian Cooking
If you love curry, but don't live in a country that does, you need to make your own and this book is a must. Or what if your only curry option are those wishy-washy ready-made meals? Use this instead!
Duran Duran - Their
If you don't own a Duran Duran album then this one is for you. Containing all their greatest hits - hence the name - no self-respecting pop fan should be without this, especially if you love the 80s. All the obvious hits from the New Romantic period are on here, including
Save a Prayer
Hungry Like the Wolf
Steve Miller Band's
- My No. 1 Long Album Track
Have you listened to really long pop songs? No? Well in my opinion this is the ultimate classic concept long song - over 16 minutes long it's one of the best -
by the Steve Miller Band.
by Kristin Cashore - a wonderful third book
© 2012 Larry D. Moore
Do you love good fantasy genre stories in a rich and compelling world? How about strong female characters? If you do then you'll love author Kristin Cashore.
is the third book in the series. It's been out a little while now but it's still part of a brilliant series. Read my review and I'll tell you why it's such a wonderful third book.
- A Movie Review
Have you heard of Beatrix Potter? Yes, the lady responsible for Peter Rabbit and other children's stories, but do you know about her life? This film, starring Renee Zellweger, tells us about her childhood, her writing career and the relationships in her life, including that with the English Lake District.
- an album of meaning
Sting by Michel Comte - 1994
The 1996 Sting album
, contains one of the most important and meaningful songs to me. This is a review of the album with a couple of video clips, and I go on to enlighten you why it means so much to me.
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
- Dr Seuss
Image: Public Domain
Ever find yourself feeling blue and don't know what to do? How is your day? Do you need help along the way?
If you could do with a small book to motivate you or help you to feel better you can't go wrong with something by Dr Seuss and this one especially will help you put one brave foot in front of the other.
Alternatively, are you looking for a gift to give to someone who is setting off to pastures new, be it literally or figuratively? Perhaps this will be of use...
Out of Africa
by Karen Blixen
Image by Pablo Sanchez via Flickr
You may have seen the film but have you read the book? I finished this interesting memoir recently, so here is the second review in my 'inspiring women' series. Karen Blixen's life in Kenya was certainly varied and this book lets you travel through a time when life was different and women didn't usually end up in Africa alone. Let me tell you a little more...
The Big Bang Theory
- the funniest TV show around?
Image via Flickr
Do you enjoy watching TV comedy series? In my opinion
The Big Bang Theory
is still one of the best, even after eight series. I don't watch that much TV but TBBT has got to be one of the best comedy programmes ever - and that's saying something. I didn't catch on when it first came out and it took my sister doing a 'Sheldon' and a house move to start watching. Let me explain...
by Nigel Nicolson
Image by Paul Walker via Flickr
Do you wonder about the lives of some of our greatest writers and influencers? I didn't know very much about Virginia Woolf before I read this book, but I do now! Here's my review of a very interesting book and life...
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