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Movie Novelisation – The Blues Brothers by Miami Mitch

Movie Novelisation – The Blues Brothers by Miami Mitch

My collection of movie novelisations is growing. I’ve got nearly sixty now. But I think I’ve only read two of them. That needs to change, so I’ve vowed to try to read one per month, amongst reading other books, while I increase my reading quota…

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This Micro Machines book is a thing of beauty

This Micro Machines book is a thing of beauty

My memory is that one of the TV ads said that “Micro Machines have the power to move”. That was one of the straplines wasn’t it? Well this book, “Micro But Many: An Unofficial Micro Machines Collection” certainly moved me when I opened it up….

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My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

It’s always exciting when another book from Bitmap Books drops through the letterbox. This time it’s the turn of the Atari 2600/7800 to get the Bitmap Books treatment. I’m a bit of a fanboy of Bitmap Books. I’ve got all their Visual Compendiums, as you…

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Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

It’s pretty rare that I get offered things to review, and I have refused quite a few when I have, as I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself. But when I was contacted by the publishers of this book, I…

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Rediscovering my love for the Asterix books

Rediscovering my love for the Asterix books

I’ve always loved the Asterix books, but I’ve recently rekindled that love, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. My son has just started reading them all (a day that I was looking forward to for a while) and he’s already read eight books in about two…

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The lasting effects of Ready Player One

The lasting effects of Ready Player One

I’ve read the book and I’ve also seen the film. Ready Player One isn’t out of my mind yet though. Even though it’s ‘just’ a fun story from the mind of a geek, there are elements that have stayed with me that I keep thinking…

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My re-read of Ready Player One and thoughts about what the movie may bring

My re-read of Ready Player One and thoughts about what the movie may bring

I first read Ready Player One not long after it came out and I gave my initial brief thoughts on the book on this blog. I’m very much looking forward to the film and I will be seeing it on Monday 2nd April, so I…

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My notes after reading the WarGames novelisation

My notes after reading the WarGames novelisation

I’ve been slowly building up a collection of movie novelisations. But the trouble is I often really struggle to find time to read books. My commute time is often taken up with work or watching Netflix (which I tend to prioritise over books) and books…

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My new collecting mission is to get every Asterix book

My new collecting mission is to get every Asterix book

I’ve always loved the Asterix books. They are fun, educational but most of all they are absolutely works of art. Albert Uderzo’s artwork is sublime. I particularly love his renderings of the Roman soldiers and how he represents motion in general. I’ll be doing a…

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Do yourself a favour and order this beautiful SNES Kickstarter book

Do yourself a favour and order this beautiful SNES Kickstarter book

If you aren’t already aware of the amazing retrogaming books from Bitmap Books then I’d like to rectify that now. Sam Dyer has done a sterling job so far creating four beautiful art books showcasing the game art of the Commodore 64, Amiga, Spectrum and…

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