Strangers stuffed into seats that are too small. Sweaty socks, sticky food trays, and the smells of all those people in such a small space. Continue reading 24 hours in the wrong country: my most memorable journeys #7
OK I’ll admit it – I was seduced by the cover… Continue reading What have you been reading in February?
What if Germany had won WWII? Continue reading This week I’m reading…
Here are the books I read in August 2018… The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith I loved the 1999 movie adaptation, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow, but had never read the book until now. I found … Continue reading August Reading List
I spent Wednesday evening hanging out in Verona, with members of the Capulet and Montague families. No, I am not lying. This actually happened. I went to a party at the Montague’s house, sang along to Young Hearts Run Free, … Continue reading Hanging out in Verona with Romeo + Juliet
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah Incredibles 2 I have to admit that I didn’t watch the whole movie; my 5 year old son got so scared in the last act that we had to leave. Up until that point, … Continue reading My Cultural Highlights This Week
I’m trying to read 52 books this year, starting from September. Here are the 4 books that I’ve read this month. A Boy made of Blocks, by Keith Stuart, packs an emotional punch. It made me cry (and I do not cry when I’m reading books). This is a story of a dad struggling to forge a connection with his autistic son, while his relationship with his wife falls apart and he simultaneously has to deal with the grief he has been suffering from about the death of his brother. Yes, it sounds depressing, but the way the story develops … Continue reading September Reading List