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Friday, 22 May 2015

Catch up with Granny

"Cannot stop reading these books just love them so funny and just gets you and pulls you in. Warning once you read 1 you will have to read them all." Amazon Review

Granny Smith Investigates

Granny Smith

A hit on Amazon Kindle

Murder’s never been so much fun.
" I liked the story, entertaining, easy to read."
"laugh out loud funny and Granny Smith is a wonderful invention"
"Granny Smith complete with pipe , what a vision... proves where there is a way she will take try it...enjoyed this book easy reading ."


It had been a while since I have read the likes of the character Miss Marple from Agatha Christie works. Now Granny Smith has fulfilled that void in my reading life. Granny Smith is not exactly old to be a Granny by heart but irrespective of that, everyone has been calling her Granny. She is a young at heart woman who has a trait to be curious about everything that is happening around her. So when her friend Sheila gets engaged to Nigel, who is younger than her, Granny Smith gets suspicious. The following murder in the town makes Granny even more curious and on she follows the clues of the murder, much to the chagrin of Detective Inspector Miskins.

It starts with a murder at the Village Fete. Unfortunately for the murder, she happens to be Granny Smith's next door neighbour and when the poor husband of the victim is arrested, Granny Smith leaps on her bike into action. With a surveillance team comprising of long suffering husband and gay son, she is on the case!!
A lovely easy read and a good plot- a real winner :)

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Tainted Stats

Weekly Stats Report: 13 Apr - 19 Apr 2015


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Unique Visits8192626466687150472
First Time Visits7485586365676848069
Returning Visits7741113243

Monday, 13 April 2015

The Row of Thrones

The Sunday Times this weekend posted a rather bitchy overview of tonight's episode of Game of Thrones after Sky Atlantic seemingly snubbed the newspaper's TV critics from advance screenings of the opening episode of season five -  The Sunday Times summed up the first episode with the following paragraph:

 G.... Of Th..... We don’t know what we did to upset them, but the folk at Sky Atlantic decided the Sunday Times TV desk should not be invited to the launch of their latest series of the blood, sex and dragons saga. The channel rarely makes any effort to keep us onside and we use Twitter to find out what it is up to. We have no idea if this week’s episode is any good, but we asked people who were at the launch and their response was: “It’s ok, nothing great, bit of sex, but not much happens this week.” More updates as we get them. 

Maybe the Sunday Times should have illegally downloaded the episode which was leaked to the Internet a week or so ago and has become the most downloaded illegal torrent file in the history of the world wide web.

Tainted Stats

Weekly Stats Report: 6 Apr - 12 Apr 2015


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Unique Visits79971056685936759285
First Time Visits74941016584936357482
Returning Visits5341104183

The Hundred Year Old man who climbed out of a window and disappeared

What a wonderful movie - think Forrest Gump as a hundred year old, explosive expert and you pretty much have the theme of this movie. Mind you, it's much better than Forrest Gump ever was, though no less ridiculous. It's also a heck of a lot more entertaining. The film is based on a bestselling novel by Jonas Jonasson, and I must admit to having been out of touch - I'd never heard of the book which was Sweden's biggest selling title in 2010 and since has gone on to become an international bestseller, nor was I aware of this movie version until I saw it as a discount title in the DVD section of my local ASDA. Strange given that it's the third highest grossing Swedish movie of all time, coming only behind The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl who Played with Fire.

I guess I've not been following movie releases the way I used to - still, I'm glad I've finally discovered the movie which I loved. So impressed was I that no sooner had the end credits run than I downloaded the source novel to my Paperwhite.

It's a scream from start to finish - from the moment 100 year old Allan Karlsson climbs out of the window of his nursing him in order to escape his birthday celebrations, the film doesn't really put a foot wrong. If you like your comedy on the black side then you'll enjoy this.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tainted Stats

Weekly Stats Report: 23 Mar - 29 Mar 2015


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Unique Visits1249712411112497108785112
First Time Visits1229312310311792103753108
Returning Visits2418755325