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Tales from the Lower Shelves... 'Wolverine: Enemy of the State' – Millar, Romita Jr. (Marvel)

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This book is probably the main reason why there's a 'Tales from the Lower Shelves' thing going on here. I was looking for a comic to read, that I hadn't read in a while, and remembered that there's a whole shelf of comic books right at the bottom of the big book case. I had a little browse and found 'Enemy of the State' which, conveniently, I hadn't read for at least a couple of years. So I had a read and here we are.To be honest, I was a little surprised to be reminded that this book was on the shelf at all as I'm not a massive fan of Wolverine. I don't mind him as such, I just feel like there's only so far you can take a character like Wolverine before the constant stream of ex/dead girlfriends and bitter attitude needs a major readjustment, which you can't do because it's Wolverine and that's who he is, don't you dare change him! Which makes it all the more surprising that this book is in my collection at all; I've got…

'Tales from the Lower Shelves...' A New Feature for the Blog.

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These are not my bookshelves by the way although I wish they were...I wanted to come up with something new, for the blog, (the 'Books for the TBR Pile' posts seem a little hit and miss at the moment which is fair enough given as they're dependant on cool books being in charity shops...) and this is where my slightly bemused brain landed me. Lets see if it works or not...Circumstance has led me to have to be pretty ruthless in culling the shelves, over the last few years, but I've still got masses of books in my flat. Far too many in fact, I may just have to cull a few more... But anyway.I was looking at my books and comic books, the other day, and realised that I've unconciously put all the cool ones (that I'm likely to go back to) on shelves that are either at eye level or shelves that I don't have to bend over to get to. Because I've got arthritis in one knee and gout in my feet and there are days when it bloody hurts to pick a book from the bottom sh…

A Book for the TBR Pile... 'Yep, just the one this time' Edition

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It happens... For every time that the hunt turns up a pile of books, there will inevitably be occasions where very few books (or even none at all *shudder*) are found. That's just the nature of it and this week just gone has definitely been one of those weeks. mostly because I've been stuck looking in the same old charity shops (I need to get further afield but that's not happening any time soon) but also because I'm trying to get my Christmas shopping done a little earlier this year which has left me a little short. That's not a bad thing, actually, as it's encouraging me to read some of the books I've already bought (albeit not very quickly, more on that in a bit) but it doesn't help me a lot with posts like this... I've started this post though so I'll finish ;o) I did manage to find one book whilst walking through Lewisham town centre, on my way from A to B. I stopped off for a quick look in Traid and found this little beauty...
I say 'li…

'Snatchers' (2019)

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It's becoming a bit of a habit... The days are just packed full of stuff at the moment and by the time it's all done, there's not really time for much else other than to watch a movie and go to bed. My TBR pile is looking a little dusty at the moment, I've got the week off work so will have to see if I can do something about that...In the meantime, tonight was all about watching 'Snatchers', a film that I'd seen covered on 'Carnage Counts' and thought to myself, 'I need to give that a shot...' And once the DVD came through the letterbox, that's exactly what I did :o) One night stands come with their own set of problems but no-one faced a morning after like Sara's... After a night with her ex-boyfriend, Sara wakes up pregnant, nine months pregnant... The only person she can trust is her ex-best friend, Hayley but a trip to the clinic and one dead doctor later; it's clear that things are even less normal than they already thought.…

'The Walking Dead: World Beyond', Episode 4 – 'The Wrong End of a Telescope'

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It's a bit late in the day but I was up really late last night, and really early this morning, trying to get work done and I've been playing catch up ever since... Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit easier.I did find some time though to watch the latest episode of 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond', about two o'clock in the morning but never mind. I'm only four episodes in but have passed that strange point you get to when you know that you're going to watch the rest of the season, no matter what happens. At the same time though, I'm constantly feeling that I'm only ever about half an hour from turning the show off, removing it from my watchlist and pretending it never happened. Confused? I certainly am, it feels like there are too many peaks and troughs and that the show is still trying to hit its stride. For every moment where we get a real look at the 'World Beyond', there are several more where our travellers are trying to work out who they …

'The Eternal Champion' – Michael Moorcock (Titan)

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I know I said I'd be reading more 'Elric' but remember that post about the 'Reading Slump' (last week)? Well, 'The Eternal Champion' was one of the books that I ended up getting into while trying to beat that slump and I actually managed to finish it so figured it should have it's time on the blog. For the record, I'm still in the middle of that slump but it's not like I don't have enough interesting books to read so I'm going to beat the slump, one book at a time...But back to 'The Eternal Champion'... It has literally been years since I read this book and all I could really remember about it was, well... not a lot really. So I got reading and while 'The Eternal Champion' ended up being really easy to get into, I found out the hard way why I didn't really remember much about it. Turns out that there isn't an awful lot to remember, certainly not in terms of the supposed hero himself anyway...John Daker dreams of o…

Movie Night! Double Bill – 'Dead Heat' and 'It Follows'

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Yesterday was full of trying to get loads of work done (and I did but there is still loads to do...) so when I finally got round to turning my computer off, I was in no fit state to read anything. What I was in a fit state for though (albeit barely) was to watch a couple of movies so that's exactly what I did, my Amazon Prime watchlist was in need of a little pruning after all... ;o)And by the end of the evening, I'd discovered a new guilty pleasure in one film and got really hacked off with a character in the other film. But which film was which...? Oh who am I kidding? You know and if you don't know, I'll tell you :o) 'Dead Heat' (1988)An undead cop and his partner must chase down the villain who killed him...Don't laugh (ok, you can laugh) but it turns out that I'd been getting 'Dead Heat' confused with 'Red Heat' and never watched either until 'Carnage Counts' (subscribe to their channel on Youtube, it's great) ran a '…