Tuesday, 26 April 2011

'You're the Doctor Who nut'

I'm a Doctor Who fan. You know that, I don't really know why I stated it. It's the reason I'm doing the Uni course I picked, as I pointed out on my personal statement, several times. I'm not just a fan of the TV Programme tho. I like the spin offs, Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. The radio dramas, the Big Finish dramas and the Audio Books. I bloody love the Books though. Classic and new adventures, and novelisations. I've got 24 in total, as well as RTD's 'The Writer's Tale', which I'm not reading as I don't count it as a proper Doctor Who book.
Basically, I'm going to re-read and review all of those books (in order of Doctor), here, on my blog, as well as (and mainly on) my Youtube Channel. First video in the next couple of days so... prepare yourselves.

Title of this blog from the head of the Course I'm doing at Manchester. It's like they know me already...

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A Tear, Sarah Jane

I'm not the world expert on Sarah Jane Smith, nor am I it on Elisabeth Sladen. I'm just, as are many others, a fan. I've seen a few of her episodes of Doctor Who, and nearly all of the Sarah Jane Adventures. I've read about her, heard people claim her the best Doctor Who Companion EVAR, and as of yesterday, I've heard people say how much they'll Miss Her. I'll miss you, Elisabeth. I'll miss you, Sarah Jane.
I saw her, one time. Her last panel appearance, as it turned out to be. My memory of Elisabeth Sladen will always be of a wonderfully glam woman, quoting Bad Boys 2.

This Shit Just Got Real.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Complete Polysyllabic Rip-off.

B - Bought
R - Read

Girlfriend in a Coma - Douglas Coupland - RB
The Vesuvius Club (Graphic Novel Edition) - Mark Gatiss and Ian Bass - RB
Thin he was, and Filthy Haired - Robert Llewellyn - RB
The Man in the Rubber Mask - Robert Llewellyn - RB
The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Conan Doyle - B
Brief Lives - Neil Gaiman - R
The Kindly Ones - Neil Gaiman - R
The Wake - Neil Gaiman - R
From Aberystwyth with Love - Malcolm Pryce - R
Paper Towns - John Green - R
The Woman who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle - R
The Crow Road - Iain Banks - R
Notes from an Exhibition - Patrick Gale - R
Devil in Disguise - Julian Clary - R
The Timetraveller's Guide to Medieval England - Ian Mortimer - B
The Victorians - Jeremy Paxman - B
Operation Mincemeat - Ben MacIntyre - B
Book Club - Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum - R
A Young Man's Passage - Julian Clary - R
Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood - R
The Memorial - Christopher Isherwood - B
All the Conspirators - Christopher Isherwood - B
Last Human - Doug Naylor - RB
Better than Life - Grant Naylor - RB
Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - Grant Naylor - RB
Stand and Deliver - Adam Ant - B

Ok, so, if you don't know what on earth is going on, and why I've just listed some books, I highly suggest you read this blog, before you read this one.
This month I was away from home (for more than a couple of days) twice, and so had more time than usual away from a laptop/the internet. Obviously this lead to me reading a lot more than I would normally do in a month, much as I'm ashamed to admit it. I spent 5 days in Whitstable and the same again in Hull, and bought books in both places (adding to the weight of already stupidly heavy bags.) But yes, 14 bought and 19 read is astounding, even for me...
You might remember I was reading 'Infinite Jest' last time I blogged about books. What happened? I had to give it back to the Library at the beginning of the month and so never finished it. But one day, yes, one day, I will.
I'm also a quarter or so of the way through Operation Mincemeat.

By the way, if, like me, you have a lot of free time/books, or are just... well, nosey and want to see what books I already own, you can go HERE and look at mine, or HERE and make your own library.