Monthly Archives: January, 2012

The First Barsoom Omnibus by Edgar Rice Burroughs-Princess of Mars; The Gods of Mars; Warlord of Mars

With the upcoming release of John Carter in cinemas, I thought I would read the original source novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs at some point before it’s released on 9th March. So I have decided to read The First Barsoom Omnibus on which the film is based. It features A soldier from Virginia named John Carter …

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Happy Birthday Phil Collins

Best known as a drummer and vocalist for British progressive rock group Genesis, Brand X, and as a popular solo artist, the English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist producer and actor Phil Collins LVO celebrates his birthday on 30th January Collins’s professional music career began as a drummer, first with Flaming Youth and then more famously with …

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Happy Monday

Apparently psychologists are hailing January 30 as ‘Happy Monday’.A senior psychologist at Manchester Metropolitan University, has said: ‘We all go in to work on that Monday, January 30, with renewed vigour. ‘We are buoyed by the excitement of having money in the bank again and having one of the major family events of the year …

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Pet Shop Boys – Format

I have been a big fan of The Pet Shop Boys ever since they released their first single “West End Girls” back in the mid 1980’s. and I would like to get Their next CD entitled “Format”, which  will be released on February 6th 2012. Over the years They have become one of the most …

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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Having heard great things about the film, I thought I would read this inspiring & poignant novel by Michael Morpurgo. Told from the perspective of the horse in question it features a lad named Albert who lives a quiet existence on on a Farm in Devon with his parents, and a horse named Joey. Until …

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12th National Story-Telling Week

The National Storytelling Week starts on Saaturday 28th January and runs until Saturday 4th February. It’s the twelfth such annual event and is run by the Society for Storytelling which has Lottery Funding via Arts Council England.Over the coming week There will be many events happening at events in schools, libraries, theatres, cafés and other public …

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Sherlock Holmes series one DVD collection

This weekend, the Daily Mail is offering every reader the chance to claim BBC One’s much praised, multi-award winning contemporary drama Sherlock, absolutely FREE. With a cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves and Una Stubbs, this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters see’s Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues …

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Happy Birthday Mike Patton

Best known as the Ex-lead singer of the metal/experimental rock band Faith No More, the American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor, Michael Allan “Mike” Patton was born on this day January 27 in 1968.   Known for his eclectic influences and experimental projects, Patton has earned critical praise for his diverse vocalization. Patton joined Faith …

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Happy Birthday Eddie Van Halen

Best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen, Guitarist.keyboardist, songwriter and producer, Eddie Van Halen was born on this day 26th January, in 1955. He is commonly known for his innovative performing and recording styles in blues-based rock, tapping, intense solos and high frequency feedback; he is also …

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Having heard great things about the fil adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe, I thought Iwould read this atmospheric, spooky and rather Chilling Novel by Susan Hill. It starts whena young solicitor, named Arthur Kipps is dispatched to a small market town named CrythinGifford, a  on the east coast of England, In order to attend to the …

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