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When Did You See Her Last?

when did you see her last lemony snicketWhen Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket, 4/5

Like the first book in the series, Who Could That Be At This Hour?this is very funny and quotable, but not very memorable as far as plot is concerned.

[Why I read it: I love Snicket’s snide sense of humour and the book was handy, since the kids had already ordered it from the library.]


My book reviews:  It is a rare occasion on which I do not have a book in my hand or very near by.  The bulk of posts on this blog are book reviews written as a sort of diary, to help myself recall them better, sometimes just to vent, and hopefully for your enjoyment.  I only include books that I have read with a reasonable level of thoroughness or quit with good reason.  The book cover images are true to the books I read and if an image of a particular edition isn’t readily available, I scan the cover in myself.  The rating system of x/5 is an unfortunate but useful necessity, representing nothing more than my personal reaction to the book at the time that I read it.  I am increasingly aware of my complete unworthiness to bestow judgmental ratings on any piece of literature, but it is practical to do so.  At any rate, please feel free to comment in agreement or disagreement.

My Picture Quotes: What better way to combine a love of reading and photography?  The quotes are from books I’ve reviewed and the pictures are selected from the thousands I’ve taken over the last few years.

My poetry: I think everyone should leave behind a few good poems when they die.  The exercises (they have their own category) are from Stephen Fry’s The Ode Less Travelled, an excellent poetry book.  I’ve been unable to find many other people on the web who have completed and posted all of the exercises, so if you or anyone you know has done them, please share!

That’s right, a wombat.

My movie reviews: I’ve tried writing nice reviews.  They were tedious and boring.  So now, I only write snarky, sarcastic rants, mostly about movies I hate.  It’s all for a laugh, so keep that in mind if I diss a movie you love and then compare your intelligence unfavorably to that of a wombat.

The blog name:  What does “omnirambles” mean, you ask?  It is a play on the term “omnishambles,” one of the least offensive verbal innovations used by Malcolm Tucker, the sweary Scottish spin doctor in the BBC political satire The Thick of It.  I could tell you more about the phrase, or you could just read the Wikipedia article about it, if you haven’t already quit reading this explanation to look it up.