No new resolutions – and the joys of rereading

There’s not been a bookish New Year’s resolution post this year, and for good reason. Last year’s one failed spectacularly. Let’s have a look. 1. I hoped I would spend less on books. I didn’t. I hoped I would borrow more from the library. That was the case when I was unemployed, but since I’ve started working full-time the resolution has gone out the window. … Continue reading No new resolutions – and the joys of rereading

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