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Old 28th Dec 2013, 0:26   #101
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I was in the Big City today! (Well, Inverness.)



More grist for the junk mountains. Annoyingly I already had one of the penguins (The Humbler Creation) but this one is in nicer condition. I was hoping to have made it it to the 500 hundred mark of the main series pre-ISBN by the end of the year but I am now, annoyingly, two short. I may have to break one of my self imposed rules and spend more than £2 on a penguin just to get there.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 9:31   #102
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For Christmas -











Then we also received DVD's of -

Anna Karenina
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
Heaven's Gate
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Books galore from my family this year (today is my birthday too, so let's start with that):



This arrived with a miniature comb, a small jar of sandlewood-scented moustache wax and a plastic 'tache key ring that says "Well, hello there" in a slightly lecherous manner when you press the button... Also a rather charming silver and ivory moustache brush (dated 1915, so I'll overlook the monstrous animal abuse).



Heavy as a brick with a glossy finish, just like all good steampunk things...



Lovely, this one.



Oh, hai santa: the book that shines an exposing light upon Tommy Wiseau's uncommon movie masterpiece, co-written by one of the stars. I've read chapter one and already laughed out loud.

And last, but by no means least at all:



Every bit as cool as it promised to be, and I got the remastered Original Series One on DVD to boot.
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Ooh some very nice things there, Nou.
Tell us about the Shaun Tan when you've read it. I have heard good things for many years about him and award-winning books.
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I'll add it to my ever lengthening never-to-be-reviewed pile, but having slurped it up on the big day itself I can confide it to be intricately beautiful in the images and imbued with a kind of absentminded distance in the atmosphere and narration. It's about finding a strange, out-of-place thing in what seems to be a slightly strange world in general, and the finder of it is somewhat strange himself--doubly so, since it is an unusual event for anyone to look up and simply notice an unexpected thing--but layering all these strangenesses on top of each other results in something oddly mundane. The world of the story would no doubt be considered resolutely boring by its inhabitants. Not by its readers though.

Huh, I guess I just reviewed it. Better c&p this to my blog, quick!
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And to a thread in Book Reviews too!
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A few gifts and my last 2013 purchase (the L.J. Davis)...




And as a replacement for a couple of lost albums, this collection of the first five albums by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band:
  1. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
  2. East-West (1966)
  3. The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw (1967)
  4. In My Own Dream (1968)
  5. Keep on Moving (1969)
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