This is a sneaky sketch I did when I was on the train the other day. I hope the girl in question didn't mind modelling!
This week the Goodreads group's Top 5 is about your favourite children's books. My list is in no particular order, so here goes: 1. The Grumpalump by Sara Hayes This book is aimed at toddlers, whilst the rest of the books on the list I read in primary school. I just couldn't leave it … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books
Usually I don't watch films by myself but yesterday evening I was feeling a bit under the weather so I curled up in bed and went to find a film on Netflix. In the end I chose Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (yes I am aware of the allegations, no I don't feel qualified to … Continue reading Film Review: Midnight in Paris
Whilst meandering through the book blogger 'verse I found this great weekly writing prompt called Top 5 Wednesday (goodreads group here) and this week I thought I'd take part because the theme is Favourite Unlikeable Protagonists. And god help me, I enjoy a good unlikeable protagonist. OK, counting down then: 5. Agatha Raisin from M. … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Unlikeable Protagonists
I was in Rome last week! Mostly I went around looking at Classics/Roman related things, but on Thursday I went to Galleria Borghese, which is this insanely beautiful gallery that houses mostly baroque art, set in an enormous park. They only let you stay inside for two hours and it's one floor of sculpture and … Continue reading Sketch: Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne
(goodreads) I don't feel 100% qualified to opine on this book, just because my experience was definitely affected by my choice to read it in the original language. This meant it took a lot longer to read and I have stopped and started a few times over the last few weeks. I also feel like … Continue reading Book Review: L’Amica Geniale by Elena Ferrante
(Goodreads) As part of my venturing off into the non-fiction section I picked up a biography of Catherine the Great. My hunch that reading biography would be closest to the fiction books I am used to proved correct: although at over 600 pages it's hardly a light read, I became intrigued by Catherine as a … Continue reading Book Review: Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie