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Books 2016

A year ago I decided to try and read a book a week in 2017. I failed. I only read 47 and a half. I’m reasonably sure that if I’d skipped Midnight’s Children or SPQR I’d have made the 52. Since the last books post… 44 Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madeleine Thien Remarkable book. […]

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Lego everything

Lego is obviously the best toy. Star Wars, Marvel, City, Technic, Ninjago, Nexo… even some Friends puppies with bows on their heads all mash into one ever shifting universe of battles and suspension bridges. Lego even follows us outside when we’re doing worldly world skills stuff – like fire building, woodwork and whittling. Whittling a […]

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Books October & November

The challenge within the challenge. Trying to read 52 books in a year is proving to be a toughie. I’m not including Harry Potter or Ug, I’m not including work books, I’m not including kindle singles. Just ‘proper’ books. No challenge is complete without interim goals though – I decided to tackle the Booker long […]

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Codethecity Health

The latest Codethecity event saw a few new developments. We had our biggest turn out yet. Our biggest day two turnout by far. At least half of the projects delivered some real value over the weekend. A similar percentage have genuine likelihood of finding a  live future rather than ageing unloved in a github repo. Our […]

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Books catch up

Wow the past couple of months have flown by. When I say ‘couple’, I mean five. The last book I mentioned in my book a week 2016 attempt was A God in Ruins back in March. I’ve run through another stack since then. Train based commute FTW. Let’s catch up. 20 The Myth of Sisyphus […]

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Book a week – March

No real purpose to the list this month. Largely just random grabs from a stack of stuff I’ve thrown into the Amazon basket over the last few weeks based on various lists of things to read / prize shortlists etc… in an attempt to broaden out the kind of thing I’m reading. 13 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki […]

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