In his first novel since editing The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla brings us a gem of a novel that was twenty years in the making…
Do you ever look back on previous posts and discover things you have absolutely no memory of writing?
Say what you like about the Beast from the East, but the upside of cancelled plans was one TOTALLY FREE DAY. What would any self-respecting bookworm do with a totally free day?! Read of course!
I realise that I may lose the respect of most of you if I admit that I’m learning my life lessons from Grey’s Anatomy, but then with Shonda Rhimes being one of the most powerful women in TV right now, perhaps this isn’t as trite as you might think…
I might have fallen off the No Book-Buying wagon.
As part of my usual morning routine, I sat in front of the TV this morning and turned on BBC Breakfast while drying my hair. I was confronted by something slightly different – Dan Walker was absent, and Louise Minchin was accompanied by Steph McGovern. Aha! I thought, an all-female sofa – must be 6th February.
I started off the year with all of my grand plans, smug as you like, and sure enough, karma put me back in my place. And when I say ‘karma’, I mean Past Martha, who is laughing hysterically at me in some parallel universe.
One evening last week, I found myself sitting in the cinema watching Gary Oldman strutting around in what was presumably a fat suit and copious amounts of facial prosthetics. The visual transformation into Winston Churchill was quite remarkable (and I believe has been nominated for an award) and Oldman’s performance was certainly convincing. However, I found myself preoccupied, pondering our national obsession with World War Two.
Seinabo where are you?! I need you come back to me pleeeease! 😥