What to read on holiday in Greece – Johanna Hanink’s “The Classical Debt”- book review

      I came across Johanna Hanink’s book through sheer coincidence. There was an event organized in my local bookshop in which she was discussing her new book (which I had heard nothing of) with Mary Beard. I was curious enough to see Mary Beard live– so I attended the event. And as I had spent my last holiday in Greece, it was perhaps … Continue reading What to read on holiday in Greece – Johanna Hanink’s “The Classical Debt”- book review

Diana in her own words- not the best of documentaries

Channel 4’s excellent publicity made me curious to see their new documentary about the life of Diana. Make sure you don’t repeat my mistake… I know perhaps less than most about Diana. I was born in 1992, and I only vaguely remember watching her funeral on TV. I have gathered some bits and pieces from magazines and newspapers, but I can’t say honestly that I … Continue reading Diana in her own words- not the best of documentaries

Stacking the Shelves Saturday

Stacking The Shelves is a book tag hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, be it physical or virtual. This week I made use of the book vouchers that I got for my birthday. We are celebrating the year of Joseph Conrad this year, as it’s his 160th birthday. In order to celebrate, … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves Saturday

George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson, “The World of Ice and Fire” – book review

Let’s be fair, I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones , so I might not count as the most impartial of the reviewers. However, people who are not already fans of a Song of Ice and Fire are unlikely to reach for this title… so perhaps in a weird way I am representative of the target audience. First of all, the book’s design is … Continue reading George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson, “The World of Ice and Fire” – book review

The problem with Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk”

I am not usually a fan of war films, and I typically won’t go to the cinema to see them. Don’t get me wrong, I think many war films are excellent, but I find the whole experience of seeing them at the cinema a bit too traumatic. Some reviewers, however, have called Dunkirk Christopher Nolan’s best film yet. It was also rated PG 12. So … Continue reading The problem with Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk”