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Inspired running

I ran 6k this morning. Before breakfast! I'm currently reading Christopher McDougall's book Born to Run. Not only is it fantastically well written, I'm finding it super educational and inspiring. I've long wanted to be a runner but struggled with fitness, stamina and motivation. I've started the Zombies, Run! 5k training programme a couple of times but dropped… Continue reading Inspired running

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Books read in 2016

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954 The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1955 The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, 1991 Laidlaw by William McIlvanney,  1977 Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, 2001 Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock, 1991 Sabine's Notebook (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #2) by Nick… Continue reading Books read in 2016

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Books read in 2015 – 5. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett, 2004 [Kindle Edition] (Discworld #32 - Tiffany Aching #2) The 2nd book in the Tiffany Aching sequence. I think another reason I like these books is that they seem just a little bit darker than most other Discworld stories. Tiffany is among the youngest of Pratchett’s protagonists but she has to… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – 5. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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Books read in 2015 – 3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Stardust - Neil Gaiman, 1998 (Kindle Edition 2010) I re-read this to try and make up for the disappointment of the 2 previous books I’ve read so far this year. It worked. This is such a great story. A romantic, coming of age, adventure fairy-tale. It taps into the old stories and legends – and twists them as… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – 3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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Books read in 2015 – 2. Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd

Quarry Wood - Nan Shepherd, 1928 (Kindle Edition 2010) The Grampian Quartet #1 Another disappointing read (2015 is getting off to a very bad start for me). This book has been compared to Sunset Song, an absolutely perfect and shining classic, but the similarities of location and female protagonist are only superficial. In Sunset Song, Chris Guthrie is a strong,… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – 2. Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd