10 Instances of Literary Censorship – http://pulse.me/s/C81es
Not sure how many of you out there still love to get their hands on physical books, but I’ve posted about the Book Depository website before. They offer discounted books, with free shipping around the world. Not sure how much you actually save in UK versus say maybe getting it from Amazon, but in Hong Kong, and many other countries, Amazon charges an arm and a leg to deliver, so the Book Depository website has been a fantastic find for me, particularly for my cooking books.
This Thursday, they will be doing another mad sale for a day. Basically, they put up one book per half hour, with a bigger discount then usual. The only caveat is that they have a limited number of each book. So, if you want that particular book, you’d best be quick. With it running for 25 hours, that’s 50 books that will be up for sale; all with free shipping around the world. How awesome is that. Click here for more details.
6 Great East Asian Writers You Didn’t Read in Class – http://pulse.me/s/wZ0as
Liverpool & Arsenal Line Up Move For MLS Wonderkid Dubbed ‘The Next Thierry Henry’ – http://pulse.me/s/rQ12X
Transfer windows. They divide the football community. Some love them, with the drama they bring; others loathe that they carry on until the season has started. I do prefer them to when transfers could happen all season long, but in recent years Liverpool have done so badly in them that it’s almost like it would be better if we did away with transfers altogether. This time around we did a fair bit of business early in the window and I’ve talked about most of those. Mignolet has been an instant success, as has Toure. Aspas looks like he might have the skills to do ok, but needs working on his strength. Cissohko has had a torrid start with that early injury, and Alberto hasn’t really had much of a competitive run, although he’s probably one for the future. So would we be getting any more players in?
Last two games saw us win one nil. Up next was United. Would I be happy with another one nil…. you betcha. Did I expect it? No… not in the slightest. Now that’s not to say I didn’t think we could win, on the contrary. The thing is Toure was out injured, and van Persie has been known to be a bit of a nuisance. However, we also had a man on fire at the other end. The one thing I never thought would happen was for one of the teams to come away with a clean sheet. How happy am I that I was wrong there…..