must. resist.
December 11, 2008, 11:46 am
Filed under: books, gadgets, shopping

Why oh why are there so many pretty things out there that I know would be perfect as Christmas presents for other people, but I just want them for myself?!

Take this lili lite

It works as a bookshelf, a bookmark aaaaand a lamp. All at the same friggin’ time. Class-a-mundo.  

How it works:
A sensor turns off the light when an open book is placed on the shelf. When the book is picked up again,
the light automatically turns on. Lili Lite also has a switch to turn the light on and off manually.

P.S. The name Lili Light makes me giggle for unknown reasons. 

No one belongs here more than you
September 26, 2008, 3:29 pm
Filed under: books, interweb, links | Tags:

I’ve never wanted to read a book more simply based on the author’s delightful website.

Aaand it comes in pink, yellow, orange or green.  Who says you can’t judge a book by it’s cover (or website)? I’m sold!

Band of Brothers
April 14, 2008, 12:28 pm
Filed under: books, tellyvision | Tags: ,

band of brothers

I finally bought the boxset of Band of Brothers yesterday. I don’t know what took me so long having watched the series on tv and completely falling in love with it.

Everytime I see it, I’m amazed at the production values, especially for a tv series. The muted colours, the crisp dialogue, the excellent casting and acting – everything adds to this amazing programme, made even more brilliant and incomprehensable by the fact that it’s based on truth. I still gasp each time a soldier dies. 

I’ve also just finished re-reading Anne Frank’s diary after visiting the ‘Secret Annexe’ in Holland and staying in the WW2 theme, next on the list is The Book Thief. After that it’s probably time to read/watch something I haven’t already devoured seeing as there’s nearly a gazillion books and films on my list to get that I will never ever catch up on.  But it’s fun trying.