19 September 2007


Found this picture on TechEBlog.

For the amusement of the Big Brother, who lives plugged in to his iPod...

17 September 2007

A free book on a Monday morning

Monday morning, the sun is shining, and I open my Google reader. Mark Thwaite from the Book Depository has announced the winners of his Friday giveaway and I won Gods Behaving Badly. I must admit I don't know anything about the author or the book, but the comments (It is a bit 50's romantic comedy but obviously written by a scholar and is a rewarding read. It helps (but not necessary)to have an knowledge or interest in Greek mythology to enjoy this very modern tale for open minded readers who are looking for something new and fun) and the mention of Jasper Fforde's First Among Sequels in the suggestions made me pick it. And I love picking up a book at random and discovering it, like I did with Fforde's Thursday Next series.

Good start to the week...

01 September 2007

The ultimate silver blogger

A few days ago, I was heartened by an article on women online, and now I discover that the ultimate silver blogger is also a woman. María Amelia López was born in Muxía, in Spain, in 1911. As she writes on her blog, A mis 95 años / 95 years old blogger:

My name is Amelia and I was born in Muxía (A Coruña - Spain) on December the 23rd of 1911. Today it's my birthday and my grandson, who is very stingy, gave me a blog.

She now has a readership that could be the envy of any A-lister, and she has recently gone on holidays to Brazil. Her pet hate? Retirement homes, where she says people are drugged to keep them quiet, and they are never offered the opportunity to use the Internet. The Guardian quotes some of her blog posts, including this piece of advice, valid I think for old and young alike:

"There is nothing better than exercising the brain."