Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen “Thanks for the Feedback” – book review

I have a history of not receiving feedback terribly well. When I was little and my Mum had the audacity to say that I was not vacuum cleaning in the corners, I would cross my arms and reply “You can do it yourself if you don’t like it”. The slightest criticism was a risk of me either giving up or bursting into tears. Obviously, as … Continue reading Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen “Thanks for the Feedback” – book review

David Copperfield- film review

The more I think about Armando Iannuci’s adaptation of David Copperfield, the more I like it. I left the cinema in a shock- the differences between book and film overwhelmed me- and I was reciting them enraptured to my companion- who had not read the book- and was slightly baffled at the vehemence of my emotions. And then I slept on it. The next day, … Continue reading David Copperfield- film review

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