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.



  1. omniRambles

    James, thank you for the comment and all the “likes”! I’m very glad you enjoyed my poems. Unfortunately, my poetry posts are rarer than my book reviews, but hopefully next time you check back, there will be something new of interest. :)


    • Michael

      I saw the exact Concordantiae Bibliorum that you show in the pictures. Do you know any history of ownership of this book? I am also trying to learn the value of this book, do you have any idea?
      Thank you for any information.


      • omniRambles

        Hi Michael,
        Unfortunately, since the book does not belong to me and I am not in close contact with the owner, I do not feel comfortable sharing any further information about the book’s provenance. I’m sorry to not be of much help and I hope you are able to find the info somewhere else.


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