The State of the Union – TV series review

I was fascinated by the concept of this BBC mini TV series. A troubled married couple, Louise and Tom, decide to attend marital counseling. Before they go to their counselor, they meet at the pub for a drink. The entire TV series is based on those meetings in the pub. It has 10 episodes of 10 minutes each, and I was seriously tempted to watch … Continue reading The State of the Union – TV series review

Deborah Harkness “A Discovery of Witches” – book review

I had such mixed feelings about A Discovery of Witches. I really enjoyed the first half of it – it was Oxford, Twilight, and bits of Harry Potter combined. The heroine is an academic specializing in 17th-century alchemy. The main premise of the book is the worry of many an academic working in the Bodleian – Diane calls up a manuscript by accident, which turns … Continue reading Deborah Harkness “A Discovery of Witches” – book review