Unlike my eyesight the year is now 2020, and the arrival of the new year finds me in a somewhat optimistic mood. I find myself looking forward to what the year will bring; a reaction I suppose new years are wont to evoke, in the same way that they can evoke the desire to achieve … Continue reading Looking forward
I began the year with a look forward, pondering the new year and what it takes to achieve change, so I thought it only fitting to end the year by taking a look back. I thought it would not only give me the chance to consider how I’ve measured up against some of my goals … Continue reading A look back
Christmas, that wonderful and “magical” day of the year, is almost upon us. In just a few days’ time, those of us who celebrate will - if we’re lucky - be spending the day doing whatever it is we do to do just that. In the lead up to the day, I’ve found myself missing … Continue reading Where’d the Christmas magic go?
Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness Available on Goodreads My rating: 3.5/5 Beware: Contains spoilers for the All Souls trilogy Definitely one I’d recommend to fans of the All Souls trilogy, this book gives readers the opportunity to learn more about Marcus de Clermont, stepson and vampire to the trilogy’s own Diana Bishop and Matthew de Clermont, respectively. … Continue reading Time’s Convert – Book review (spoiler-free review followed by spoiler discussion)
I downloaded the Hamilton soundtrack in 2016, around one year after it was released. I’d been listening to it for a few months before that, after hearing it when my sister played it in the car on some family car journey or another. So, I was somewhat late to it, but no less a fan … Continue reading On (finally) watching Hamilton – A performance review
Halloween: the day for trick-or-treating, costume parties, watching horror movies, and other spooky celebrations. I’ve always enjoyed Halloween and some of its traditions, and though I’ve outgrown trick-or-treating and, as a graduated adult, possibly even costumed nights out, watching spooky movies is a tradition I can continue to enjoy. Along with the traditions I indulge, … Continue reading Let’s talk horror – A Halloween blog post
Beware: Spoilers ahead If you haven’t read the All Souls trilogy, I highly recommend that you do so before reading this post. First, you might want to check out my spoiler-free book review of the first book in the trilogy, A Discovery of Witches (ADOW). My reviews for the second and third books – Shadow of Night (SON) and The Book of … Continue reading The All Souls trilogy – Book series review