Wednesday, January 23, 2008

There Be Dragons…

After less than 1 hour and 45 minutes, the University of Edinburgh as decided to award this Roaming Gnome a Doctorate of Philosophy.

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all those adventurers who’ve supported this fanciful pursuit over the years.

Dr. M-

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Greetings fellow Armchair Adventurers!

Sincerest apologies for the delayed news and views. As most will know I’ve been engaged in a spot of non-fiction writing. Although… at times a certain amount of creativity was required to prevent the tome from turning into fiction.

For those interested in stats and averages: My thesis was submitted on 2 November 2007 at about 13:15 GMT. It contained 221 pages, 29848 words, and 22 images. After near death, I am please to say I have survived and am almost thriving again.

The viva examination has been set for 23 January at 11:00 GMT. So, watch out world, Dr. M is on her way.

Tragically, for those paperback ‘readers’ the reviews have ground to a halt, but not for a lack of reading. After 12 to 18 hours in front of a computer screen drafting and editing, all this little ‘gnome’ wanted to do in the evenings was NOT see pixels. So, we are behind a few books. Reviews for the following shall be appearing in the not so distant future:

- Jodi Picoult’s Keeping Faith
- Alexander McCall Smith’s The Sunday Philosophy Club
- Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist

And finally, I present for your consideration this month Celia Ahern’s PS, I Love You.