Weekly round-up: what I’ve been reading this week

I thought I'd put together a little round-up of the articles and content I've been reading this week. I’ve been even more desperate than normal to consume other people’s thoughts - the constant stream of content somehow feels as though it’s keeping me connected to the world. Here are the slices of literary genius I've been devouring over the past five days. Hope you enjoy!

5 Netflix shows based on books you can stream now

The way things are going, we might need a few good TV shows to get us through the next couple of months! Whether it’s switching off by switching on a romantic drama or tuning into the most gripping thriller that everyone’s talking about, sometimes all you need is a binge-worthy box set to while away the evening.

Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power, by Naomi Alderman, is a science fiction novel that depicts a world where women are supreme. Suddenly, the whole female population is convulsing with power. Unexpectedly, women discover that their bodies can inflict electrifying pain with just one touch. The story opens with a letter from a Mr Neil Adam Arman, from the… Continue reading Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Review: An American In Paris

Just before the show began, I was in the bathroom (queuing...obviously) when I heard a mother say to her daughter, "are you excited"? The girl's gleeful face said everything about the magic of An American In Paris.

Is anybody out there?

Blogging can feel weird after years of carefully crafting every word, hoping the reader will like what I've written. From school essays to scripted presentations , our writing is normally commented on and critiqued, graded and assessed. So, what happens when you take that all away and just flood words into the empty void, never… Continue reading Is anybody out there?

Review: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The word Commonwealth is charged. It can mean an independent state or community, or it can mean the common good. In Ann Patchett's latest novel, the term commonwealth has a wealth of meaning. Themes of fraternity, fate, and fatality converge in this spectacular novel, leaving readers to question what it means to be a family without common ground.

Culture & Chocolate Cake In Berlin

For years, I’ve wanted to visit Berlin. From its turbulent history, to its grungy modernity, this city seemed like a must-see place on my bucket list.