Either I’m getting bigger…

There are certain inalienable truths about getting older. Firstly, you start uttering phrases your parents did that once drove you mad. Next, it’s muttering under your breath about “kids these days.” Finally, it’s looking back fondly on the way things used to be, and wondering why they had to change. I find myself doing the… Continue Reading

50 Shades of Controversy: No opinion is invalid

Just over a week ago, the first 50 Shades of Grey movie was released in movie theatres (it was No. 1 at the box office in its first weekend of release, though reports this weekend say the box office for the film has dropped 70% in its second weekend, though it remains at No. 1). A lot… Continue Reading

Why I’m thinking harder about the words I say and write

I’ve been told I’m too negative. Not as a person, generally speaking (OK, my husband does say I tend to bring down the mood on occasion). Rather, it’s in how I write or speak to people. I’ve had this (constructive) criticism given to me by a number of people, most commonly by my supervisors at… Continue Reading

52 in ’15: The Girl on the Train

This is part of my 2015 reading challenge. You can find an explanation of the challenge here, with a list of all the types of books I plan to read this year. Here’s what I’ve read so far. This book is a mystery/thriller. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 4 of… Continue Reading

52 in ’15: Us

This is part of my 2015 reading challenge. You can find an explanation of the challenge here, with a list of all the types of books I plan to read this year. Here’s what I’ve read so far. This book is a book with a one-word title. Us by David Nicholls My rating: 4 of… Continue Reading