One of the perks of hanging out with non-Dutch people is introducing them to our under-appreciated food. Granted, Dutch cuisine… Read more Leave My Stroopwafel Alone: On Being a Dutchie Abroad
It’s summer, time for light reading, and I’ve been chewing my way through Sara Paretsky’s crime fiction at a steady… Read more Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski books
Literature has been my job for years but you learn something every day. Yesterday I was scrolling through my Twitter… Read more Why So Serious? The Value of Reading For Fun
I don’t normally go and see films immediately after their release. Rarely do I feel such anticipation that I can’t… Read more T2 Trainspotting: Review
I have developed a sudden and severe addiction to the work of Keri Arthur, an Australian writer whose Riley Jenson… Read more Werewolves, Vampires and Clubbing: The Joy of Dark Fantasy Pulp
I recently finished the fantastic novel King Rat by China Mieville. In case you’re unfamiliar with Mieville’s work: he writes… Read more Music and Fiction: A Match Made in Heaven?
The last six months or so have been downright hectic, so not much time to be frivolous and write about… Read more Alive and Reading
Weather recently took a turn for the worse, so I decided to spend my Saturday afternoon tucked away in my… Read more The Hateful Eight: Blood, Snow, and Coffee
A new year, a new start. Though most people I know have already started smoking again, and have left chocolate… Read more Happy New Year!
Many moons ago, I was a member of a reading group. The members have since gone their separate ways, but… Read more On the Joys of Starting a Mini Reading Group