Medan-Padang Road Trip

You probably vaguely remember that I went away for a bit in late August. First for my brother’s wedding, but since we’ve paid the tickets all the way to Indonesia, thought we might as well have a trip there. And so we did, the six of us: me and hubby, my mom, my first younger […]

Peterson, David

Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen

I am never a fan of war stories. I avoid them like a plague. I don’t exactly hate them, just have very little to no interest in them. Unfortunately war stories with mice made little difference to me, as Mouse Guard was far from rocking my boat. The illustration is very beautiful and the mice […]

Spark, Muriel

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

I’ve been intrigued by The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie since it was featured on the First Tuesday Book Club late last year and how it is often included in the various book lists (e.g. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Guardian’s 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read). Coincidentally, Muriel Spark is an author […]