This year I decided to make fun New Year's resolutions. For things I actually wanted to do rather than things I thought I should do. And, unsurprisingly, they've been much easier to keep. One of them is to read one book a week. When I told my sister (who's a brilliant… Read more of "A New Year's resolution"
A snowy January is the perfect excuse to snuggle up under a blanket with a cup of peppermint tea and a pile of books. And that's exactly what I've been doing. My New Year's resolution was to read a book a week (more on that soon), and I'm just about to get started book seven… Read more of "Reading on the road #9"
This autumn we've been travelling around Europe by train. Some of these journeys have been long (like, 10 hours long), but it's such a nice way to get around. Wrapped up and cosy, with a stash of biscuits, mountain views and a good book. It's meant I've been reading a lot more… Read more of "Reading on the road #8"
After a couple of months at home, with a lot of work and access to a TV, I'm back to reading again. I've just started Olive Kitteridge (loving it) and I've nearly finished Amy Schumer's audiobook , which is surprisingly emotional. Anyway, here are some of my faves from the… Read more of "Reading on the road #7"
I read a lot in San Pancho, stretched out on the beach, toes in the sand. Then we slowly made our way home and 4 flights later I'm finally working my way through all the unread books on my kindle. Here are a few of my favourites: A Little Life This book blew me away. It's 70… Read more of "Reading on the road #6"
Last summer, I started a Special Places series, and then promptly forgot about it. Well, it's back! And with one of my very favourite discoveries from our time on the road. El Pendulo is a small chain of bookshops with a couple of branches in Mexico City. And the one in… Read more of "Special places: El Pendulo, Mexico City"
I've read some great books lately. Books that I couldn't put down and whose words have stayed with me. My reading list is getting bigger and bigger, so expect another instalment soon. Dept. of Speculation The author wrote this book with the intention to say as little as… Read more of "Reading on the road #5"
I read a lot in Cuba. With no internet and a 10-hour flight without movies (!!), I read more than I have since my childhood bookworm days. These were a few of my favourites: Home is Burning 25-year-old Dan is living a carefree life in LA when he gets the call – both his parents… Read more of "Reading on the road #4"
From Philadelphia's high society to the tough streets of 1950s Naples, I love getting caught up in novels and I've been reading a lot of fiction lately. Although they're all quite different, what these books have in common are strong characters that you really get invested in. If… Read more of "Reading on the road #3"
I haven't read much lately. We've spent the last few weeks at home where I didn't pick up a single book in a month. But now that we're back on the road (first stop: Lisbon, more on that soon), I'm thinking about books again. Here are a few that I've squeezed in around my new… Read more of "Reading on the road #2"
I've always been obsessed with books, but since we've been travelling – and we no longer have Netflix – I've started reading even more. One thing I've found now that my brain space isn't taken up with scientific articles is that I've started to read more non-fiction (self-help… Read more of "Reading on the road #1"