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  1. Oops! Really helpful, thanks - think I’ll wait and read the books first to be on the safe side.
  2. I finished Leviathan Wales yesterday - really enjoyed it and looking forward to the next book, but also wondering when is a good time to start watching the TV show. Does the first season go beyond the first book? If so, I think I’ll wait, but if not I’m keen to see how the translated the book to the screen. Any advice?!
  3. I used to love James. Allen’s website. Think I looked at it twice since it moved to Motorsport.com - was just an unpleasantly designed place and really put me off ever going back. Is it still going?
  4. You can join our league if you like (plus anyone else reading this who fancies it). It’s small and very casual - me and a friend from school have a couple of teams and play maybe once a week. He can be a bit flaky though (due to having five kids!). There’s another friend who has only played a few games and seems to have given up since I killed a number of his players. Trying to persuade him to play again. Welcome to join us if you fancy a casual game now and then though?
  5. Another good deal..... Conn Iggulden’s stand alone Falcon of Sparta is 99p today.... https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0788FG947/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_1tOtEbB46N7F6
  6. I’m moving to Singapore soon and would love a game - also used to play 40k but about 20 years ago, and interested in getting back into it. Also up for Blood Bowl, which I’ve just started playing on the Xbox - such a great game still! Do you play online @And?
  7. Guards! Guards! is 99p in the daily deal today Link
  8. I’ve also just been to see this. It’s..... ok. Wasn’t blown away by it but it was quite good fun. Laughed in a few places - grimaced in a few others. I don’t know the characters at all so those more familiar with it may get more out of it.
  9. Here’s my list for January... 1. Flowers for Algernon (03/01) Very similar to The Lawnmower Man - I don’t know if the film was meant to be an adaptation or just ripped the book off! This was better than that film though - really enjoyed it. 2. The Undead: The First Seven Days (11/01) A collection of seven books in one volume. Also really enjoyed this - it’s basically the Walking Dead but set in England (and with a Tesco store manager instead of a Sheriff!). Biggest complaint is endless use of the word ‘mate’ whenever anyone says anything. 3. The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly (13/01) I’ve been meaning to watch the film of this for sometime, but never quite got round to it. Didn’t feel so much of a novel as a collection of short stories. Pretty amazing and inspiring given the author’s situation though. 4. Girl (16/01) I found this a really hard book to read - it’s about the kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram. Hearing about this in real life was harrowing enough; reading a (fictional) story seen through the eyes of one of the girls who was taken made the real life event feel even more so. 5. This Is How You Lose the Time War (20/01) This was weird, but in a good way. It’s quite unlike anything I’ve ever read before, although the structure reminded me in some way of Cloud Atlas (despite not being at all like that!) 6. Darien (Empire of Salt) (24/01) 7. Shiang (Empire of Salt) (28/01) The first two books in Conn Iggulden’s fantasy trilogy. I love his historical fiction novels so thought I’d give these a go and they didn’t disappoint. 8. The Wall (31/01) I’m not sure what it was about our imminent departure from the EU that prompted me to pick this up, but I didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I might. Maybe it was because I was really just itching to get on to the final part of the Empire of Salt trilogy.
  10. Someone from the production company got in touch with me to ask if they could use my footage of when Hamilton crashed and came close (ish) to where Leclerc was walking off. Hope it made the final cut!
  11. I’d second Heave Ho Also found Don’t Die Mr Robot DX to be surprisingly good passing the controller round and taking it in turns to complete each stage.
  12. I've been playing this for a couple of months and think it's great too. I do loads of cycling and walking, so being made to do different exercises has been good for me, and I've definitely noticed an improvement. My biggest issue is that the plank has been added as a move now and it absolutely destroys me! Also bought Fitness Boxing in the recent sale and enjoying that as well - tend to use that early morning for a quick 15/20 workout, then Ring Fit for a longer 40 min ish session at the weekend. Oh, and some of the mini games are great and my kids love them. I can't beat some of my 6 year olds scores in some of them!
  13. I taught my 6 year old how to play this over the weekend using the Lycanroc / Raichu trainer kit he got for Christmas. Massive success! Whats the best next step in terms of moving to a proper 60 card deck? I’ve had a quick look on amazon and am a bit overwhelmed with the variety of sets etc. We’re in London.... any recommendations for a good shop to take him to for picking up some more cards, maybe watching a few games?
  14. It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally achieved my 2015 new year resolution to read at least 52 books in a year! My final tally for 2019 was 58 books (I’ll put the list in a spoiler tag below), with highlights including the Alexander Hamilton biography (what a guy!); Pride and Prejudice (I cant believe it’s taken me so long to read this); Circe; Battle Mage (brilliant fantasy novel, awful cover); The First 15 Lives of Harry August (I love time travel books); and my wife’s first novel (as yet unpublished). This place has been great for picking up recommendations so thanks to everyone who posts them. I’m going to try to post more frequently in the 2020 thread this year, as I’ve only tended to do one or two big updates previously. 2019 list....
  15. Nope. I have a Kindle Voyage which I carry pretty much everywhere with me (it’s the narrowest/smallest width Kindle so fits in my back/coat pocket) and use that. Much nicer to read on that than a phone or tablet screen.
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