Reading Crime Fiction + Tom Rob Smith

When I was a child, I loved reading mystery and detective stories. At the beginning, I hung out with Jupe, Pete and Bob late into the night all the time. There was also Enid Blyton and her group of little friends who called themselves “The Secret Seven“, and let’s not forget Julian, Dick, Anne, Georgina and their dog…

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Hanif Kureishi: The Body

What if you could be someone else yet retain your memory and thoughts? I recently bought a secondhand copy of Hanif Kureishi’s The Body at Nijinski. The eponymous novella, which kicks off this collection of short stories, revolves around Adam, a successful playwright in his 60s who has seen better days. Like most people of his age, he sees and feels the…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

I’ve never participated in the Weekly Photo Challenge as I rather blog whatever/whenever I feel like. Until today. This week’s topic: Selfie Oxford Dictionaries declared “selfie” as the International Word of the Year 2013, emerging ahead of other shortlisted words such as: Twerk – all credit to Miley Cyrus for bringing it to the forefront…

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