“Which Jane Austen?” – an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

After the amazing impression the Austen exhibition in King’s College, Cambridge made on me, you won’t be very surprised to hear that I travelled to Oxford in order to see the “Which Jane Austen?” exhibition at the Bodleian library. I had seen the manuscript of Sanditon the week before, now I hoped I would see The Watsons.  Sadly I don’t have any pretty pictures of mine … Continue reading “Which Jane Austen?” – an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

The Dragon and the Wolf – Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7… and Brienne the Bachelorette

It’s been almost a month from the most recent Game of Thrones episode, and though I have recently rewatched it, I am still not quite sure what I think about it.   First of all, the whole idea of trying the Targaryen faction trying to convince Cersei to co-operate seems very far-fetched to me. There is nothing that you can offer Cersei that she can … Continue reading The Dragon and the Wolf – Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7… and Brienne the Bachelorette

Top Ten Tuesdays – books I used to re-read again when I was a teenager

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 – there’s a different topic for every week.  This week’s topic is a Throwback Freebie- so I chose to write about I’ve slowed down a bit with re-reading books recently. It’s not that I have fewer books that I would like to be reading…. The opposite in … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays – books I used to re-read again when I was a teenager

Reni Eddo- Lodge “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race” – book review

  I finished reading Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race, only to hear a few days later that it has been nominated for the Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction. It’s very exciting to hear it – as the book deserves to benefit from the extra publicity.   The book‘s title, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About … Continue reading Reni Eddo- Lodge “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race” – book review

7 Reasons why you should watch “Parks and Recreation”

I have just finished watching Parks and Recreation on Sunday and I am still undergoing some serious withdrawal symptoms… Anyhow, if all is going to plan, I should be on holiday by the time you’re reading this post 🙂 so hopefully I will have stopped wondering what to watch in the evenings by then…. The Plot: Parks and Recreation tells the story of Leslie Knope … Continue reading 7 Reasons why you should watch “Parks and Recreation”