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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
My Christmas reading
As well as reading Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy (for the OU Children's Literature course) I have just ordered something more... well... not to put too fine a point on it... silly. :)

Which means that next time a Jehovah's Witness asks me whether I have a Bible in the house, I will be able to respond, "Indeed I do. Which version would you like, King James, Revised Standard, New English or the Lolcat Bible?"

I discovered this new translation existed while listening to this talk on Vimeo. I can has language play.

In other news, I'm still not 100% convinced about Google+, but I have just added a whole circle of British people. At first I thought this might have been a horrible mistake, I suddenly had about 450 extra people in my stream, most of whom were not posting stuff I wanted to read. (Eek! David Cameron. Eek! Nick Clegg) But in the weeding process I have discovered a few really interesting people I wouldn't have come across otherwise.

It still doesn't feel anything like as intimate and friendly over there as it does here, but I suspect it will serve a different purpose and, for me, will be instead of Twitter and Facebook. Apologies to those of you who tweet, but I have never really found a use for Twitter and 140 characters is just not my natural length!

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la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: December 9th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to admit that I don't quite know what to do with Google + either. I'm there, but I tend to forget to look at it.
paragraphs From: paragraphs Date: December 9th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
poliphilo From: poliphilo Date: December 9th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd be interested to hear what you think of Chaos Walking. I hated it. Ailz quite liked it.
blackberry44 From: blackberry44 Date: December 9th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for that Helen. It's now on my wish list to buy for The Boy.
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