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Alphabetically Inclined

Alphabetically Inclined

Do I still think last week’s socialising was worth the effort, even after I slept until 6pm on Tuesday and was kind of out of it the rest of the week too? Yeah, probably. I just no longer feel quite so much like I beat the Fatigue Monster. I think it was letting me win, and then it came back twice as strong. I’m back at home now, having packed up all my stuff and said goodbye (for now) to…

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Bloody Matchmaking (And Some Better News)

Bloody Matchmaking (And Some Better News)

There are some people in this world who insist on matchmaking. As soon as you’re distracted, or otherwise out of the way, they’re introducing you to their friends — or worse, introducing your friends to their friends, until you find yourself confused as to how, exactly, they met, let alone went off without you. I have a friend like that. Their name is Gravity. I don’t know how long Gravity planned this particular operation, but the moment I stepped out…

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The Debatable Importance Of Books

The Debatable Importance Of Books

When I posted about whether or not it’s okay to write in books, I didn’t really expect it to spark debate. Partly because I don’t get a lot of comments on this blog, and partly because it’s usually my political posts that are controversial, not the ones about books. But hey, anything that brings my readers out of the woodwork to debate with me, right? And then because we ended up having some in-depth discussions, I thought I’d write a…

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Surrounded By Books

Surrounded By Books

I’m back in London for the Easter vacation (yes, already), and one thing that I can’t help but notice is how many books I have. Somehow, when I’m in Cambridge with just a couple of shelves’ worth (although those shelves got significantly fuller this term), I forget how many I actually own. And then I come home to my bedroom where practically every flat surface has become a bookshelf, despite the fact that I have a shelf of books still…

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There’s Posters And There’s Magazines…

There’s Posters And There’s Magazines…

… but the music isn’t ours, ’cause we write love songs in C, we do politics in G, we sing songs about our friends in E minor; so tear down the stars now and take up your guitars and come on folks let’s try this at home… I apologise for starting this blog post with a Frank Turner song (it’s not the first time), but it’s a brilliant one – “Try This At Home”: It kind of sums up why…

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