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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-11-30 13:01
Subject: Birthday greetings
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Happy birthday for today to mobbsy.

And to papersky for tomorrow - many happy returns, and long may you write as well as you did in Tooth and Claw.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-11-30 14:06
Subject: New measuring stick required.
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So, we're re-shelving the house, using the excellent products from SHELFSTORE. More expensive than the IKEA Ivar shelves, but much more flexible. We're going for shelving that's only 14 cm deep, so it doesn't stick out from the wall anything like as far as Ivar does.

So, anyway, we'd done the Blue Room (now rechristened as Library Annex #1). And it was time to redo the library itself.

We measured the wall next to the hallway. 3 metres and a smidgeon, from the wall at one end to the pillar at the other.

So, that'll be 4 uprights, and a metre length of shelving in each bay. We check the measurement advice:
When measuring shelf runs, you need to allow some extra space over and above the lengths of the shelves themselves. Allow 3.5 cm for the first pair of uprights, and 0.5 cm for each extra upright.
Hmm, so that makes a total distance of 3.045 metres. It's time to remeasure, because that was a small smidgeon. So we do so. We make it, from skirting board to skirting board, 3.042. Three millimetres short.

OK, we may have to shave the bases of the legs slightly.

Last night, we unpacked the order, and assembled the shelves. There is actually nearly 5 millimetres of space at the ends. So the gap is 8 millimetres longer than we thought. Thank goodness, it wasn't the other way, but it does look as though our house's builders and SHELFSTORE may have been in cahoots. How else could we use the maximum length shelves and fit so perfectly?
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-11-30 21:29
Subject: #93 Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio: Girl Genius #5: Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess
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Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio: Girl Genius #5: Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess

Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Studio Foglio (9 Aug 2006)
ISBN-10: 1890856398
Category(ies): Science Fiction (Graphic Novel)

The reviewCollapse ) The fifth volume, and the story is beginning to accelerate.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-11-30 21:50
Subject: #94 Eoin Colfer : Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony
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Eoin Colfer : Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books (2 Aug 2006)
ISBN-10: 0141382686
Category(ies): Fantasy/YA

The reviewCollapse ) If you've liked the previous Artemis Fowl books, then this won't disappoint.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-11-30 23:13
Subject: #95 Walter Moers: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
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Walter Moers: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

Paperback: 704 pages
Translated: John Brownjohn
Publisher: Vintage (1 Nov 2001)
ISBN-10: 0099285320
Category(ies): Fantasy/YA

The reviewCollapse ) If only there'd been more books like this around when I was a child.
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