The bedside table blog

What’s on your bedside table right now? I ask because bedside tables and their offerings are the new profiling tool, their little worlds in microcosm giving us copious info about who we are, who we want to be and who we should be dating. In Enough Said, the last film ever made by James Gandolfini…
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Women scientists in New Zealand

14 October 2014 is Ada Lovelace Day. Its aim is "Celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths". Here is a set of images of New Zealand women in science, including this nice shot of Lucy Moore. Botanist and ecologist Lucy Moore is remembered especially for her botanical work on Flora of…
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“For Later” lately 3

In an attempt to tame her ever-growing For Later list,  Robyn has decided to share with us on a regular basis the titles that she has recently added to her list. The theory being that, even if she doesn’t ever get round to reading them, she can perhaps do so vicariously through you… So please…
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Dark tales and a wimpy reader

What sort of book makes a grown woman sleep with her light on? I have to admit I am only three-quarters through Yrsa Sigurdardottir's book I Remember You and I am not sure I can complete it. When you get up half way through a sentence to make sure all the doors are locked and the windows closed then you know…
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