Bookie Mee is Five

Five years ago in October 2007 I wrote my first post. (In my archives you’d see there are some reviews before that, but those were backdated.) You can’t go five years blogging without some up and down times. When I moved to London 1.5 year ago reading and blogging completely took a backseat while I’m […]

Dent, Susie

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

A couple of weeks ago I received what is officially the biggest tome I have ever gotten for review. Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable 19th edition, edited by Susie Dent, has just come out on the 27 September 2012. 19th edition! I had never heard of the dictionary prior to this, but apparently the […]

Rowling, J.K.

Thus Born the Boy Wizard: Tracing J.K. Rowling Steps in Edinburgh

When you go to Edinburgh, you might pass by this seemingly ordinary little cafe called the elephant house and not even bat an eye. But upon further inspection, you’d see that there’s a rather obnoxious sign on its front glass: Yes, when J.K. Rowling was writing her first and second Harry Potter books, she was […]