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Sundry books of 2023

2022 in books -- an assortment

Love and tensor algebra II

Talking about Zelenskyy

2021 in books -- a miscellany

A decade in books

2020 book variations


The Mystery of Edwin Drood

(Still waiting for) pockets

2019 in books -- a selection

Distilled highlights of 2018 in books

Secret Plots: The False Endings of Dickens' Novels

Shaw's manslaughter plan

The Default She: Power Inversion in Feminist Science Fiction

Playful allusion and undiscerning critics

Reading in dark times

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Tolkien reading day

Umberto Eco & why he is wonderful

The Abominable Bride

Reading intersectionally

Terry Pratchett & why he is wonderful

The Iliad

The narrative significance of Dickens' death


Cycling to work

International Women's Day

Toasting the Professor

Read non-Western writers in 2015

2014 in books

Gingerbread TARDIS & Daleks

Christmas stories: The Father Christmas Letters

Christmas stories: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Christmas stories: Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Christmas stories: Journey of the Magi

Christmas stories: Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Christmas stories: A Christmas Carol

Christmas stories: The Night Before Christmas

Christmas stories: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Christmas stories: A Visit from St. Nicholas

Christmas stories: Nicholas Was...

Christmas stories: Luke 2:1-20

Christmas stories: The Santa Klaus Murder

Christmas stories: A Very Klingon Khristmas

Christmas stories: The Regeneration of Two

Christmas stories: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Christmas stories: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Christmas stories: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas stories: A Child's Christmas in Wales

Christmas stories: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Christmas stories: The Festival

Christmas stories: Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit

Christmas stories: A Christmas Memory

Christmas stories: Hogfather

Christmas stories: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Science fiction and the extended idea of Bildung


Equal opportunities

Bjørnsonfestivalen: "Norway at war"

A bimillennium

Science fiction and alterity

Science fiction and society

March 8

Science Magic

Burns Night

Read Women in 2014

Liveblogg Nyttårsaften 2013

Gingerbread Star Destroyer

Questions about Life, the Universe and Everything

New Doctor!

Jane Austen & why she is wonderful

Spinning a yarn

Star Trek Into Darkness

Charles Dickens and H. C. Andersen

Coding. Oh, my

Coding. Me.

March 9-7

Star Trek: Spock, love and a terrible mistake

Reading Dickens as he was published

New Tolkien book on the way

A Game of Thrones

Taxes and Americans

If you're going to San Francisco

Women and video games

The Mythology of the Secret Societies

"He did not know the soldier or his family..."

Gender equality in the West?


Charles Dickens Bicentennial

The book

A Christmas Carol

Lightning Rods

Leveson inquiry

Love and Tensor Algebra


Tim Minchin's ``Storm''

Structured procrastination


Moldejazz: The Bård Watn experience

Born to be Gay


Ratko Mladic arrested

25th of May

To Kill a Mockingbird

Rape is not in the same category as adultery

Not our independence day

Royal Wedding

Blow on it

Never Let Me Go

April Fool's

Private Eye


John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

Casino Royale

Spring and fresh air

Brideshead Revisited


The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon

Bridge of Birds

Anti-cuts snowball fight

Anti-cuts study-in

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

Camilla's rules for essay writing

Doctor Who fudging

In Progress...

The Fry Chronicles

Moab is my Washpot

Word count

Footlights in ``Good For You''

Barry and Stuart -- 98% séance

Jazz at Lunchtime

Cloud Atlas

In the Land of Time and other Fantasy Tales

Pretty colours!

Jazz Festival day 6: Break of Day with Molvær

Jazz Festival evening 1: Farmers Market in Alexandraparken

Jazz Festival day 1: We are all Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra!

Aperture 3


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Sophie Scholl -- The Final Days

Pickings from the Bookman "Young Authors" column

Publishers' Circular -- pickings

Library pickings

Jacqueline Rose on the Dreyfus affair


Mind boggled

The Children's Book

New Doctor

Thackeray's open letter to Dumas on Ivanhoe

His Master's Voice

The Red House Mystery

In Bruges


The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Hannah Montana: Crush-tastic

Flight bag

Frolicking in the snow

Death of Bunny Munro in Edinburgh

Talk to the Hand

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

The Boat That Rocked

Do we love Leith?

Die Zauberflöte

Grant Management, a.k.a. the horror, the horror

Two Thin Laddies

Cool fun, a Manifesto and What is Wrong with the News

Rob Deb & the competition

The Fringe 2009

Arthur Conan Doyle


Leonard Cohen

Melody Gardot

Tour de France

Is television liberal?

Having watched Watchmen

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Edinburgh Fringe: Gilbert&Sullivan; Jekyll&Hyde

Edinburgh Fringe: Free Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe: missed opportunities