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10.5 My Booky Wook

Russell Brand

Autobiography

I read this because my other half bought it and kept laughing, so I thought I would give it a try.  I have to admit that I loved it and the back was very true. He is a very self depreciating man who is more than aware of his own failings.  He describes the hand that life has dealt him with his usual humour which I have to admit is more entertaining in the written word than the spoken word.

4 out of 5.

 

11.5 Fabric of Sin

Phil Rickman

Supernatural Thriller

Called in secretly to investigate an allegedly haunted house with royal connections, Merrily Watkins, deliverance consultant for the Diocese of Hereford, is exposed to a real and tangible evil. A hidden valley on the border of England and Wales preserves a longtime feud between two old border families as well as an ancient Templar church with a secret that may be linked to a famous ghost story. On her own and under pressure with the nights drawing in, the hesitant Merrily has never been less sure of her ground. Meanwhile, Merrily’s closest friend, songwriter Lol Robinson, is drawn into the history of his biggest musical influence, the tragic Nick Drake, finding himself troubled by Drake’s eerie autumnal song "The Time of No Reply."

This is the ninth book in the Merrily Watkins series from Phil Rickman and they just get better all the time.  I have to admit a friend introduced me to his books this time last year and I have read my way through his entire collection now.  They are fantastic, the character development is amazing and although they are a series you can read any of them as a stand alone novel.  I would recommend them to anyone.

5 out of 5 

New Fanfiction 

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(aw) = www.ashwinder.sycophanthex..com

(to) = www.tauri.org

(lj) = www.livejournal.com

(ss) = short story

32. Pheonix Feathers (M) by Camillo (10 Chapters) (to)

33. Virgin on the Ridiculous (RS) by melusin (ss) (to)

34. ...It Tolls for Thee (PG) by melusin (ss) (to)

35 Sweetest of All by Loraine (10 Chapters) (aw)

36 Unforgettable by looneyluna (16 Chapters) (aw)

37 A Life Sentence By Bambu (ss) (to)

38 A Quest of Paladins by Bambu (17 Chapters) (to)

39 A Single Potion by mtnwmgirl (ss) (aw)

40 Memento Amori by Olethros (17 Chapters) (aw)

41 Healer Granger by angel_mischa (25 Chapters) (aw)

42 Oh, Lobster, Wherefore Art Thou, My Lobster. by angel_mischa (ss) (aw)

43 Who Is My True Love by Katsrule1 (ss) (aw)

44 The Scientific Approach – Snape's Potions Journal by dickgloucester (ss) (lj)

45 One Golden Ring by little_beloved (ss) (lj)

46 The Twelth by jehove (drabble) (lj)

47 Five Golden Rings by orual_dreaming</o:p></span>

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59 Where I End And You Begin by Spybarbie (drabble) (lj)

50 A Christmas Tale by kribu (ss) (lj)

51 Touché by leonix8238 (ss) (lj)

52 Chirality by Expected Aberrance (ss) (aw)

53 Everything I Do, I Do It For You by Sbrande (60 Chapters) (aw)

54 Sweet, Sweet Revenge by froggy (4 Chapters) (aw)

55 Mudbloods, Purebloods, and a Ludicrous Law by Electryone (ss) (aw)

56 To Choose a World by Leraiv Snape (ss) (aw)</lj-cut>


Lists so far 

Fanfiction 

<lj-cut>Fanfiction Read so far:

1. Wings Book 1 by Claudia (18 Chapters) (aw)

2. Wings Book 2 by Claudia (12 Chapters) (aw)

3. Wings Book 3 by Claudia (18 Chapters) (aw)

4. When Santa got Stuck up my Chimney (ss) (aw)

5. Making Babies The Old-Fashioned Way by angel_mischa (ss) (aw)

6. Improbable Felicity – Subversa  (8 chapters) (aw)

7. Oktoberfest by angel_mischa (ss) (aw)

8. Confessions of a Death Eater by Lana Manckir (ss) (aw)

9. A Fork in the Road by Snarky Pants (ss) (aw)

10. Can I Stay? (PG) by HumanTales (ss) (to)

11. Blackmail (M) by HumanTales (ss) (to)

12. Counterparts by HumanTales (ss) (to)

13. Learning to Vanquish by HumanTales (14 Chapters) (to)

14. The Three Wishes of Draco Malfoy by HumanTales (ss) (to)

15. First Day of School by HumanTales (ss) (to)

16 This Year’s Search by HumanTales (ss) (to)

17 Our New House by HumanTales (ss) (to)

18 Draught of Living Death (Not Really) by HumanTales (ss) (to)

19. Ordinary People by HumanTales (ss) (to)

20. Be Careful What You Ask by HumanTales (ss) (to)

21. Lackland Elf Storage by HumanTales (ss) (to)

22. Whose Idea? by HumanTales (ss) (to)

23. Oh, Boy! I’m A Wizard by HumanTales (5 Chapters) (to)

24 Dear Ron by HumanTales (ss) (to)

25 History is So Boring by HumanTales (ss) (to)

26 The Next Battle by HumanTales (ss) (to)

27 Not the Cause but the Man by HumanTales (ss) (to)

28 Things of Value by HumanTales (ss) (to)

29 A New Everything by HumanTales (ss) (to)

30 Of Debts and Debt Collection by Anastasia (41 Chapters) (aw)

31 Entrance Hall by Anastasia (ss) (aw)

32. Pheonix Feathers (M) by Camillo (10 Chapters) (to)

33. Virgin on the Ridiculous (RS) by melusin (ss) (to)

34. ...It Tolls for Thee (PG) by melusin (ss) (to)

35 Sweetest of All by Loraine (10 Chapters) (aw)

36 Unforgettable by looneyluna (16 Chapters) (aw)

37 A Life Sentence By Bambu (ss) (to)

38 A Quest of Paladins by Bambu (17 Chapters) (to)

39 A Single Potion by mtnwmgirl (ss) (aw)

40 Memento Amori by Olethros (17 Chapters) (aw)

41 Healer Granger by angel_mischa (25 Chapters) (aw)

42 Oh, Lobster, Wherefore Art Thou, My Lobster. by angel_mischa (ss) (aw)

43 Who Is My True Love by Katsrule1 (ss) (aw)

44 The Scientific Approach – Snape's Potions Journal by dickgloucester (ss) (lj)

45 One Golden Ring by little_beloved (ss) (lj)

46 The Twelth by jehove (drabble) (lj)

47 Five Golden Rings by orual_dreaming</o:p></span>

</o:p></span>

59 Where I End And You Begin by Spybarbie (drabble) (lj)

50 A Christmas Tale by kribu (ss) (lj)

51 Touché by leonix8238 (ss) (lj)

52 Chirality by Expected Aberrance (ss) (aw)

53 Everything I Do, I Do It For You by Sbrande (60 Chapters) (aw)

54 Sweet, Sweet Revenge by froggy (4 Chapters) (aw)

55 Mudbloods, Purebloods, and a Ludicrous Law by Electryone (ss) (aw)

56 To Choose a World by Leraiv Snape (ss) (aw)</lj-cut>
 



Books 

Book List so far: 

<lj-cut>1.          Dark Covenant – Peter Luther (6/5)

2.          Strange Screams of Death – Nigel McCrery (2 ½ /5)

3.          Daughters of Bast: The Hidden Land – Sarah Isidore  (4/5)

3.5        Vet in Harness – James Herriot (5/5)

4.5        Fingerprints 1: Gifted Touch - Melinda Metz (4/5)

5.5        Fingerprints 2: Haunted - Melinda Metz (4/5)

6.5        Howls Moving Castle – Dianne Wynne Jones (4/5)

7.5        The Deptford Mice: The Dark Portal – Robin Jarvis (3/5)

8.5        The Deptford Mice:   The Crystal Prison – Robin Jarvis (3/5)

9.5        The Deptford Mice:   The Final Reckoning – Robin Jarvis (3/5)

10.5      My Booky Wook – Russell Brand (4/5)

11.5      Fabric of Sin – Phil Rickman (5/5)</lj-cut> 



Also I just wanted to remind everyone that I don't count the fan fiction in my book challenge, I just wanted to keep a record.  Also if anyone was wondering the 1/2 a books are re-reads.

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rusty_bandit
Dec. 7th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
That's really creepy Nick Drake was used as a vehicle in some piece of genre fiction. And by creepy, I mean cheap and weird, I guess. : (
anethema_device
Dec. 7th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
Nick Drake isn't really used as a vehicle. If you read the books you will find that the character Lol Robinson is a musician and the band he was in was influenced by Nick Drake. It adds to the realism of the novel to ground them in reality. Deliverance Consultants really exist and Bands are influenced by other bands. If the character is to be real then real things must be involved. Everything in these books is handled with good taste or I would not have read them all.
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