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  1. Once again, sorry for the delay, but I've sorted out my website and the BGO bookmarks are once again available to download... http://kenreynoldsdesign.co.uk/design/book-group-online-bookmarks/ Happy guerilla marketing, everyone.
  2. Hi all, just to let you know the BGO bookmarks are unvailable for download at teh moment, and have been for a month or so. I've had website issues and have been plugging away to re-vamp the site and restore parts of it. The bookmarks are on my list and will be made available again as soon as I can get to them. Sorry once again, and I'll let you know when they are back up.
  3. I heartily agree with this sentiment.
  4. Sorry for double posting... A terrible place to do it! *sigh* I can't add much to the wonderful things that have been said about David here, but I can't help thinking about how relationships are forged over the internet, and how you can feel as though you truely get to know people without any 'proper' real world interaction. Unfortunately, in situations like this the real world does intrude on our litte oasis in the vast watelands of the internet.
  5. There never seem to be the correct words to express imense sadness at news like this. I join in and agree with all the wonderful comments made by others in reference to David's personality which shone though his words and gave us a hint of the real man behind them. He will be sadly missed, but the tight-knit nature of this small online community will stand as an achievement that he was intergral in creating. Thank you once again, Hazel, for being the bearer of good and bad news over the last few months. I can't imagine how hard it's been for you.
  6. So very glad to read your post David. Hope you are back quicker than expected, but know you are in our thoughts in the meantime. All the best.
  7. Hi all. Managed to watch the first episode of Sherlock series 3, with the explanation of how Sherlock avoided his death in the pevios series. I've loved this reinvention from the start and think the writing, production and acting have always been stellar. I could only watch this episode with one eye because of my little one so hopefully somone else can answer a question I'm left with. If Mycroft had the assasins threatening Mrs. Hudson, Lestrange & Watson, covered taking them out of play, what was the ultimate point in Sherlock faking his death? Am I being dense or have I missed something? Looking forward to the next episode regardless.
  8. I'd like to add my best wishes for the upcoming year as well.
  9. That did make me smile. I'm guessing this is a football conersation we've had before? I'll do my best not to keep this sort of banter going, as it's an inappropriate thread.... ... There's only one way to travel from the top though. But my team certainly won't be troubling the top spot... this season at least.
  10. Amazon Blurb: Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high-flyers. Both were aquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they're both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher. The fourth Reacher novel in the series... I felt this one was the weakest of teh four I've read in the sequence. The writing is up to par, the mechanics of the plot are well done, but it was obvious to me 'whodunit' at around the halfway point. From then on reading the book was an exercise in studying how the author went about dropping breadcrumbs and how he would go about the big reveal. It was nice to have a bit of bleed over from the last book with Jodie making anohter appearance, but she was simply used in this book to question Reacher's lifestyle and inate wanderlust. All I can say in conclusion is that I completed the book knowing that I had figured out the ending. This, in it's way is a compliment. I was still interested enough to carry on and have the details filled in. There is somehting about the way it all sweeps along that makes the Reacher books so readable.
  11. Amazon Blurb: For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why. The third Reacher Novel by Lee Child, and I must say my favourite so far. We find out a little more about Reachers past and the villian of the piece is by far the most interesting of advisaries. I didn't telegraph the big twist which was satisfying and enjoyed the plot as it raced along and unfolded. The most enjoyable part of the book was Child's depiction of New York, the sense of place in the novels shines through and becomes integral to the feeling of the story. Having Reacher travel from place to place is a master stroke when each new setting is painted with such detail and evokes different feelings. THe setting is what sets each new Reacher novel apart from it's previous incarnations.
  12. Amazon Blurb: Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. He offers her a steadying arm. And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach. Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn't know why they've been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She's certainly tough enough. But at their remote destination, will raw courage be enough to overcome the hopeless odds? The second Reacher Novel from Lee Child. I felt it was an improvement on the first. I enjoyed the way unfolding of the plot, it had me guessing a lot more. It was nice to read a strong and capable female character as well. The villan is probably the most deranged individual Reacher has met in the selection of books I've read this far. It can be difficult to discuss these novels, as there are no hidden depths, no clever sub-texts. It's all on the surface, all on show. That's what makes it exciting to read.
  13. Amazon Blurb: Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret. Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years.The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure. They picked the wrong guy to take the fall. The very first Jack Reacher novel, and it's a good introduction to a seemingly enduring character. It's the charater of Reaher himself that takes centre stage in the adventures. He's uncompromising, a law unto himself. A former Military Policeman, he leaves the army to become an off the grid drifter. Among his many talents, it seems, is to attract trouble and consistently be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The plot is quick, and harsh. There is enough mystery to keep interest high, but I was dissapointed to find that I had guessed a few major plot points ahead of times, so a third of the books was simply filling in the details. Having said that, it was enjoyable. I admire the craft in the writing. To be able to write a taught pacy thriller is a skill in itself. Even if the Reacher books are the literary equivalent of a chinese meal (consumed and quickly forgotten) I for one am happy to keep munching my way through them. They make an excellent escape and they make reading enjoyable.
  14. I'll be starting the fifth Reacher novel after my current read. I've been consuming them on an alternate basis with other books. They seem to act very well as somewaht of a palette clenser! This is not to diminish them, of course. They are perfect for my current reading situation. I had a long period of time when I simply did not read, it was quite disconcerting. I used 'Killing Floor' as an easy read to get back into the swing. It was good enough, pacy, action packed all the usual Reacher descriptors, but I solved the main puzzle behind the crime with about a third of the book left, making the rest of it an exercise of colouring in between the lines. I gave Reacher a break for a while and began alternating with other books. I have come to realise that I apprecaite the Reacher books on a strange level. They are quick and easy to read. I may not be bowled over by the chaterisation of plots all of the time, but I am always gripped, always interested. They make me enjoy the simple act of reading, itself. I can't make a bigger recommendation than that. And yes, I saw teh Tom Cruise film... Terrible, casting. But without prior exposure to the books perfectly watchable.
  15. After having the disc languish on top of the blu-ray player for 2 weeks, we finally got around to watching World War Z (I pronouce it Zed). It was quite good. I missed out on a lot of the build up and hype, so felt I could view it for what it was. I thought it a nice cross over between virus and zombie films. As a result of the long delay, we have taken the decison to cancel our LoveFilm subscription. Since the littel one came along we really don't get the time to watch as many films as we used to and we aren't getting good value out of the service... How grown up and boring. Oh, well. When she's a bit older I should have a huge list of films I want to watch!
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