Excuse my weak sense of humour; I photographed the book in my potato patch. It’s a brilliant, shiny, all-action, funny book. If you put Robinson Crusoe, Die Hard, Home Alone, MacGyver and Apollo13 into a blender you might come up with something like this. I’ve no idea how accurate the science is and I don’t … Continue reading The Martian. Andy Weir.
I’m quite certain there must be some mediocre book that was made into a great film but I can’t for the life of me think of one. Anyone? Can someone put me out of my misery here? The reverse, obviously, is a commonplace occurrence. Most recently, Teenager Daughter and I were disappointed by the movie … Continue reading Is the movie ever better than the book?
‘Home is where the books are.’ Richard Burton. The best books are the ones that you don’t just read. They are the ones that you live through. I find it impossible to part with those books. It’s as if a bit of me is embedded in them. As a result, my Husband has spent two … Continue reading Bookroom.
‘We were a society dying, said Aunt Lydia, of too much choice.’ Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale. Books can change you. They can change how you think, about relationships, about love, about toasting and grinding your own spices – all the important stuff. The most rewarding books, I think, are those which most give us … Continue reading The Psychobiotic Revolution and Transformative Experience.