Author Archives: Rel

The Decluttering Blog – Part Four

There are two aspects to decluttering. The first one is the charity stuff, I need to drastically reduce the amount of stock for the stall, and then keep sales ahead of donations. My primary goal is to raise funds for … Continue reading

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August 2023 book blog.

Some books have just been there, my entire adult life. The Stand is one of them. Along with ‘IT’, this novel is one of the Stephen King books that I can’t imagine being without. Complete and uncut, this is the … Continue reading

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The Decluttering Blog – Part Three

I’ve been keeping notes, and for the sake of brevity, I’ll collate the results. First of all, books. There are a lot of them. I am putting some on eBay, but if they don’t sell fairly quickly then they go … Continue reading

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July 2023 book blog

I finished Babel at the beginning of July, but included my thoughts about it in my June blog.After finishing Babel, I decided to finish reading Interzone 294, which had been hanging around my ‘currently reading’ list for several months. It’s … Continue reading

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The Decluttering Blog – Part Two

It’s been nearly two weeks, and time for an update. What’s in, what’s out, and what’s lying on a table waiting for a decision? Some of these questions will be answered below. I took eight thick science fiction books by … Continue reading

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The Decluttering Blog – Part One

It has been brought to my attention that I may be a hoarder. I’ve been allowed to live in denial of this by virtue of having an obsessively tidy husband and only two rooms in the house that I could … Continue reading

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June 2023 book blog

After months of fairly concentrated reading (Tchaikovsky and indies) my June reading list turned out to be a really mixed bag. If you know my likes, you know that I like a themed anthology. I started to read ‘Tesseracts Nine: … Continue reading

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May 2023 book blog

It’s nearly the end of June, and I’ve only just got round to this. I blame a rather nasty bout of food poisoning and some stupidly hot weather for me being so out of it recently. So. What did I … Continue reading

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April 2023 book blog

April was all about Adrian Tchaikovsky and Shadows of the Apt, I began the month with three novels and three anthologies still to read, and ended it with just two anthologies to go. ‘The Air War’ does exactly what it … Continue reading

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Diary

Monday 4th Pilates am, dentist pm. Tuesday 5th Phone GP, lunch with Alys Wednesday 6th Dr Green @ 10.05 am, photography club AGM pm Thursday 7th Meetup with Julia and Mum Friday 8th Pilates am, St David’s hospital Dr Reese, … Continue reading

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