10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #103

This week prepare yourself to understand the difference between a seal and a sealion, explore obscure solarpunk art, a pigment library, an ancient song as a haiku to life and death, Scots Gaelic words and much more, it’s edition #103 I hope you like it friends…

Comforting Thought: Eccentricity

“To live rooted on a changing earth is to create a new story. There are so few voices left that speak for wild nature first. It’s time to clasp hands (paws, fins, feathers, branches) and know where we stand.” Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Book Review: Featherweight by Mick Kitson

Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Genre: Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Outsider Fiction. Publisher: Canongate Review in one word: Triumphant *Contains no spoilers Annie Perry is an indomitable, strong and likeable main character. She is born into the muddy drudgery and coal mines of Tipton in the Black Country during the Industrial Revolution. Annie is born into an extremely poor Romi family andContinue reading “Book Review: Featherweight by Mick Kitson”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #102

See a medieval Slavic folk calendar, a guide to historical panics from history, a toe-bean model, Polish words in English, sublime stained glass windows of the Middle East, a hidden 80’s video store and much more, I hope you enjoy edition #102 let me know your thoughts below

Comforting Thought: Wild hearts breed protection of a wild earth

“We enter as pilgrims, as wayfarers knowing there is something we are seeking. Something nameless, beautiful, waiting and wanting.” ~ Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Book Review: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The surreal tale of a 100 year old man named Allan Karlsson who on his 100th birthday abandons his drooling and dottery compadres in a retirement home and skips town for an intriguing and unexpected adventure. Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Genre: Fiction, Adventure, Black Comedy, Thriller, Action. Publisher: Picador Review in one word: Playful Loads has been written about this book.Continue reading “Book Review: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #101

Let a cat with a stumpy tail lead you to his other cat friends, a tiny galaxy of sandy stars, some psychadelic art, a funky disco track you never heard before, a poignant lament for lost birds and much more in edition #101 thanks for joining me ๐Ÿ™‚

Book Review: Elmet by Fiona Mozley

A dark, crepuscular and gripping Yorkshire thriller about family and loyalty that is timeless, lyrical and immensely satisfying. Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Genre: Fiction, Gothic Noir, Yorkshire Noir, Thriller Publisher: Algonquin Books Review in one word: Stygian This debut book by Fiona Mozley was short-listed to win the Booker Prize in 2017 and it is easy to see why. This bookContinue reading “Book Review: Elmet by Fiona Mozley”

Comforting Thought: What natural sound would you preserve forever?

Silence The song of the cicadas Penetrates the rocks In Japanese there are many onomatopoeic words for the sounds in nature. shito shito: the sound of light rain zฤ zฤ: the sound of heavy rain  kasa kasa: the light sound of leaves rustling under foot  hyลซ hyลซ: the sound of wind blowing goro goro: theContinue reading “Comforting Thought: What natural sound would you preserve forever?”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet Gigantic Gigatonnique #100th Weirdiversary Edition

See a mini pony take his first shy steps on specially made legs, a Gibson Girl riding a lobster, some serene paintings by Iris Scott and some frenetic modern punk music. It’s all here. Enjoy edition #92!