more roundings

The Hungry Caterpillar spotted a few bits that I managed to miss - including Sarah Webb’s review of Oisín McGann’s new book Strangled Silence from Saturday’s Irish Indepenent.

Sticking with Saturday’s Independent - the paper is running a competition to mark the launch of The Children’s Book Festival 2008. Closing date is this Wednesday (1 October) and the prize sounds great - lots and lots of free books. Go on put your name down.

And the other catchey-up bits that I missed this morning:

> Sally Williams reviews Anthony Browne’s new book Little Beauty in the Independent UK.

> And Declan Burke (who still seems a little sore with Kilkenny for some reason) reviews his weekend at the Castlecomer Writers’ Festival over at Crime Always Pays.

Right. Back to work.

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Free books? | Neverwhere

Fancy a free read? Harper Collins are offering Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere as a free PDF download. There is a catch though - the PDF will last 30 days before disintegrating back into the ether.

Still, as he says himself, free is free.


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cinemagic festival | vixelle

Through the magic of Jazz Biscuit (and the dashing Darragh Doyle) I made it to Vexille tonight. Lette would have been proud - it was animé brilliance with a twisted plot, enough to make Rubber Ritchie wince. Sinéad was there somewhere too - looking forward to reading what she thought of the movie.

Vexille was showing as part of the Cinemagic Festival and there are still some more some great movies lined up for the week. Donnie Darko (Tuesday 29) Toy Story and Last King of Scotland (Wednesday 30) Jaws (Wednesday 30 - I know I’ve done Wednesday already but it’s Jaws!) and a special preview screening of Iron Man on Thursday 1.

If only I didn’t have to work…

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