A few months ago I felt a sudden urge to read a classic. (My taste for them was quelled for a while, but apparently it does return some two years or so after completing one’s English degree.) Fortunately, my love for books and my very well-read grandfather have supplied me with a decent collection (see below) so I only needed to take the two steps to my book cupboard and pick a volume off the shelf. Having heard it praised quite often throughout my studies, decided to read Vanity Fair by W.M. Thackeray. Continue reading “Book | Halfway Into Vanity Fair (And A Bit Stuck)”
Now that cinemas have started showing more ads and fewer trailers before their main films – has anyone else noticed this or is it just in Brussels? – I am more reliant than ever on the internet for suggestions for new films. Fortunately there’s always the YouTube algorithm to help me out ;). Here are some 2018 releases that I came across and I’m already looking forward to:
First of all, the film adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This book has been a favourite of mine for a few years so I’m very curious to see what they did with it. The music and scenic shots sound and look amazing!
I know nothing about baseball. Nothing. For this book I had to look up what a shortstop is, how many bases there are and why the field is called a diamond. Well, they say there is a first time for everything.
Despite my ignorance I spent many happy hours working my way through the dozens of games Henry Skrimshander and his teammates play. Why? Because of the parts in between. Continue reading “Book | The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach”
This morning, as I was eating my breakfast and musing about the delights of reading, I decided that it might be fun to make a short list of my favourite book-related things every half-year or so to see how my tastes develop (or not). Here is instalment number one.
Favourite recent read: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. A review is in the making, to be published whenever I can get my thoughts together about it.
I read seven books in February, hurray! I know there are many book bloggers out there who manage more than this, but for me it is quite a lot so I’m happy about it :). I will probably never get round to writing a full review for each of them (see my previous post) so I figured I would write some short paragraphs to recap what I’ve read this month. Depending on how many books I read next month I might do another one of these or play around with the format a bit, we’ll see… Continue reading “February Reads”
My summer holiday has started and I have a lot of extra time for reading :). What’s more, I’m so overwhelmed by my free time and the amount of books where I told myself “ah, I’ll get round to it in the summer” that I’m reading five books at the same time (and consequently reading none). Continue reading “I’m Reading 5 Books at the Same Time (Help!)”