Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling on BBC One

Last Sunday night saw the first episode of a three-part adaptation of The Comoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith on BBC1 here in the UK. For those of you who don’t remember, Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym of J.K. Rowling.

I didn’t get to watch it last Sunday, only getting to watch it on Catch Up TV on Friday night. It has some differences from the book, which is to be expected of course; no adapatation is every a 100% copy of the original text, but overall I think they have done a good job of taking the novel from the page to the TV screen.

The casting has been done well, especially the main character, and I am really looking forward to the next episode tonight, which is about to start any moment. I was hoping to post this yesterday to give everyone the chance to catch up on the first episode, but unfortunatly my Nan was taken into hospital yesterday so that has taken over my weekend.

I hope you enjoy watching it.

 

ThestralSnidget84

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Riddle Me This Twenty-Eight

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman called Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

2) How can you place a pencil on the floor so that no one can jump over it?

Place it against a wall.

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) Before Sir Richard Burton discovered the source of the Nile, what was the longest river in the world?

2) Which is correct, ‘All fish have warm blood’ or ‘All fishes have warm blood’?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Newton’s Fire by Will Adams (14 years and over)

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Title: Newton’s Fire.

Author: Will Adams.

Year of Publication: 2012 (UK).

Publisher: Harper (UK).

Website: http://www.willadams.co.uk

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £6.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 14 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

 

Luke’s career an academic and scholar is in ruins, much like everything else in his life, and is spending his time in an attic searching through old papers regarding Issac Newton. That is when he finds some long forgotten work of the great scientist, that could change the world forever.

Only he is not the only one who knows of this secret knowledge. A powerful priest is on a mission to use this knowledge to strengthen the power of the church. Both men will hunt deep underground beneath London, for a secret that should perhaps be kept secret.

 

“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” David Brin.

Thestralget84.

Riddle Me This Twenty-Seven

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red

A match.

2) The more there is, the less you see.

Darkness.

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman called Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

2) How can you place a pencil on the floor so that no one can jump over it?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Twenty-Six

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) When you are looking for something, why is it always in the last place you look?

Because you wouldn’t carry on looking for it if it was in the first place you looked.

2) It starts out tall, but the longer it stands the shorter it gets. What is it?

A candle.

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red.

2) The more there is, the less you see.

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Time Magazine Harry Potter Special Edition

2017 Time 20th anniversary

Time Magazine have published a Special Edition to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, and I am guessing that it is available everywhere that the magazine is published/on sale. I have spent the last two days reading it, and been reminded of just why I fell in love with the world of Harry Potter.

It is full of little facts and information that is new, but more importantly a reflection on why Harry Potter became so important and inspirational to us. 20 years have passed since the first book made a small entrance into the world, going almost unnoticed by most, but something abut a small boy living in a cupboard under the stairs grew into something so much more than just a story.

I hope you guys manage to get a copy, because I think you will really enjoy it.

 

“If Harry Potter taught us anything, it’s that no one should live in a closet.” J.K. Rowling.

ThestralSnidget84.